Adults: € 35,00
Children 3 to 10 years: € 25,00
Children under 3 years: free
Price Seals Watching Tour
Adults: € 15,00
Children 3 to 10 years: € 11,00
Children under 3 years: free
Price Single Trip
€ 28,00 Adults
€ 14,00 Children 3 to 10 years
Children under 3 years: free
€ 12,50 per bicycle/ toboggan (trailer for bicycle for children)
€ 12,50 per cart
€ 27,50 per tandem
Price - Sandbank excursion
Adults: € 20,00
Children 3 to 10 years: € 15,00
Children under 3 years: free
Navigation address: Volharding 2a, De Cocksdorp (opposite the rescue boat house of the KNRM).
Ticket sales: De Noorman is the ticket office of Waddenveer De Vriendschap, which is open around the tours. The Kiosk is clearly recognizable by the flags and the beautiful terrain. If you are on the beach and you see the jetty, you walk up there. From the parking lot Kaap Noord you can see us beside the KNRM.
Parking: Parking at beach pavilion Kaap Noord is paid parking through Texel vignette or the vending machine. If you drive past De Noorman you can park free of charge when you drive down the hill.
Public transport Texelhopper: you can reach us by bus service on the island. Check the Texelhopper website for information on how to reserve it
Offcourse your dog is also welcome an board. As well as by the seal watching tours, as the daytrip and the single trip. If you bring more then two dogs please inform us. With the sandbank excusion we advise not to take the dog with you, it is difficult for your four-legged friend to walk, the dog must also not be loose on the sandbank but must remain on a leash.
You can sit inside while sailing and look out through the glass windows.
You can cancel up to two weeks before departure, you then pay 5 euros for administration and booking costs for the refund.
There is none.We sail from beach to beach and bring you on board via self-built wooden jetties.Adventurous!But keep in mind that bicycles and luggage must be brought on board by yourself via the beach.We will of course help you with boarding.
It depends. From ticket sales De Noorman you have to go to the jetty via a piece of beach, this is loose sand of about 5 meters. The wheelchair has to go far from the wooden jetty. It is narrow and not suitable for all wheelchairs. We always advise you to come and have a look yourself in advance so that you can assess the situation yourself and to avoid disappointment.
De Vriendschap interrupts the boatconnection at wind force 6/7 or higher. But extreme water levels can also make sailing (and driving on De Vliehors) impossible. You will be informed about this via the website, social media or by telephone. We can never guarantee your crossing, but do our best to sail yet another time. If this fails, you will receive the money for your tickets. De Vriendschap can not be held liable for any consequential damage caused by the failure of the ferry service.
We sail in accordance with the General Ferry and Beurtvaartconditions, filed with the court registry of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This is available for inspection at our ticket office and on board passenger ship De Vriendschap. Liability De Vriendschap (Visserijbedrijf Blom BV)
1. De Vriendschap is never liable for damage to and / or loss of property of the guest. The guest takes all his / her belongings on board entirely at their own risk.
2. De Vriendschap is never liable for damage caused by death or injury of the guest, except as a result of gross negligence or intent on the part of De Vriendschap.
3. De Vriendschap is never liable for damage to persons or property of the guest occurring when entering the departure jetty or the tour boat. The guest enters the landing stage and / or the tour boat entirely at their own risk.
4. De Vriendschap is never liable for damage caused by delay during departure or during the cruise.
5. Insofar as De Vriendschap is liable for any damage, it is only liable for direct damage and never for indirect (consequential) damage and this liability is limited to a maximum of the amount covered by its insurance.
6. Insofar as De Vriendschap is liable for any damage that is not covered by its insurance, this liability is limited to a maximum of the amount of the invoice.
It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to go on your own at the mooring place of the boat on the Vliehors. The State of the Netherlands cannot be held liable in any way for any damage caused by potentially explosive devices.
During the seal trip we stay on board, we do not go on the sandbank, the sandbank is the habitat of the seals and we do not want to disturb that by entering the sandbank.
Questions Sandbank Excusion
A trip takes around 2 hours.
The dog is welcome on schip, but on the sandbank it is not nice for the dog, in the mudd. The dog must be on lease.
You can just relax on the mudflats with your bare feet when the weather is nice. Otherwise, we recommend boots or old shoes that may get dirty when you enter the sandbar.
It is a unique experience for all ages
We do not sail during a storm, but the mudflats are beautiful in all kinds of weather.
Probably yes if we have some luck, but it is not certain that we will sail past the seals when we go to the sandbar.
Questions Single Trip
Your departure time from Texel and Vlieland depends on the tide. For all current departure days and times, check the agenda: One way from Texel to Vlieland or One way from Vlieland to Texel. You must be present at least 30 minutes before departure time!
We reserve the right to cancel crossings due to calamities, weather conditions or insufficient enthusiasm. Always keep a plan B on hand.
You can come and pay for your tickets at De Noorman during opening hours of the ticket sales. Be there 30 minutes before departure.
You can come and pay for your tickets at the boat De Vriendschap. You get your ticket at the boat!
Departure Location at Texel >
Single trips from Texel, Waddenveer De Vriendschap departs at the jetty on the beach opposite the Reddingboothuis of the KNRM, near Strandpaviljoen Kaap Noord Paal 33. The jetty can be reached via our ticket office De Noorman. Navigation address: Volharding 2a, De Cocksdorp.
You leave at the normal harbor of Oost Vlieland, not the harbor where the big boats are coming.
De Vriendschap maintains the connection between Texel and Vlieland. Ferry connections between other islands can't be booked at De Vriendschap. Are you planning to travel along the islands of The Netherlands? When booking accommodations and follow-up ferry services, keep in mind that De Vriendschap sometimes can't sail due to weather conditions. In that case, you will incur a delay of at least 24 hours. Provide sufficient "margin" in your time schedule and possible alternative accommodations. De Vriendschap is not liable for any damage caused by dropping canoes.
Further hopping to the other islands? With De Vriendschap you sail from Texel to Vlieland and with De Eilandhopper you can travel from Vlieland to Schiermonnikoog (in the summer). Look for more information on Eilandhopper
Questions Daytrip to Vlieland
We sail the day trip at high tide, look at the current departure schedule on the reservation page for the correct departure times.
If you want to rent a bicycle on Vlieland, you can arrange this in advance with Zeelen Fietsenverhuur.A ladies bicycle, a men's bicycle, a children's bicycle, tandem or electric, it is all possible.
The small, cozy and car-free island of Vlieland has one village: Oost-Vlieland. The elongated village street offers cozy shops, restaurants and terraces and ends at the harbor. The forests and dune areas offer the nature and peace seeker many opportunities. In the past (until 1927) the postal service ran to Vlieland via Texel. The Posthuys still reminds of these times. That was where the "post shipper" lived. Now it is the stop of the Vliehors Expres. From here you can explore the island by bike or public transport.
The 12-kilometer-long De Vliehors sandbar on the Texel side of the island is a unique area. Also called "the Sahara of the North", the largest sand plain in North-Western Europe. Throughout the week, this area is closed as a training area for the air force. De Vriendschap and the Vliehors Express have special permission from the Ministry of Defense to be able to carry passengers in this area.
Questions Daytrip to Texel
It is a 15-minute walk from De Noorman to the Vuurtoren, the village of De Cocksdorp is about 2 kilometers. You can cycle a beautiful route to De Slufter via the dunes. The golf course is approximately 3 km. From De Noorman you can discover the island by bicycle, the Texelhopper (public transport - reservation recommended) or by foot.
Traveling by public transport on Texel is not complicated.You can use the small Texelhopper buses from the stop at De Noorman to all other destinations on Texel. These run between the 130 stops.Y ou must reserve the small vans at least one hour before departure of the van. This can be done by phone 0222-784 000 or via this website. You can also order your tickets digitally on the website. You pay € 3 per trip on Texel. You can travel with the Texelhopper pass or a separate ticket.
Texel has an enormous network of cycle paths, in a very varied landscape, from Vlieland you can indicate at the Vlielandvakantinkel that you would like a bike ready for you on Texel. For our Vlieland guests there is plenty to do on Texel. How about a day of golf, a very cozy and friendly job! Or to the Texel airport, where you can take a sightseeing flight and also visit the Aviation museum. You can also simply enjoy a snack or drink and watch the coming and going of the air traffic. For the adventurous it is possible to make a duo-jump parachute jump, and to view the world from a very different side! So there are many more nice things to do on Texel.
Celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We are happy to assist you on special occasions. Feel free to contact us for private trips for groups. Then we discuss the possibilities and prices with you. You can reach us via email or telephone, as shown at the top of this page.
With the feet in the sand, looking at the sky beach and give each other the YES word. It's possible! With a beautifull wooden 'prieel' and chairs on the beach next to the jetty, your dream may become reality. After the ceremony you can sail with your guests to the seals and enjoy cake and toast along the way. Feel free to contact us for all possibilities!
You can reach us by email or telephone, as shown at the top of this page. All information about getting married on Texel and getting married you find here.
In earlier days the post for Vlieland via Texel was taken over the 'Postweg' with the postvlet to Vlieland, where it was brought to 'het Posthuys' by horse and car. (You will come across the same 'Postweg' to our jetty) In 1947 the TESO (the local island ferry service between Den Helder and Texel) bought an old fishing boat, which after a renovation, maintained a ferry service between these two Wadden Islands. Because of the silting, the service was taken out of service in 1963. Since then, tourism has increased enormously and the line to Vlieland has become navigable again. That is when Sil Boon and Janka van den Brink dared to buy "De Vriendschap" in 1983 and to open the line again. The success can be measured not only by the enthusiastic reactions of the guests, but also by the countless publications that have appeared in the Dutch magazines over time. The tone is consistently 'full of adventure' and 'in style'.