Mudflat hiking is popular in the Wadden Sea, which stretches from the Netherlands, northwest Germany to Denmark. People walk and wade on the mudflats during low tide.
In the Netherlands, mudflat hikers can walk from the mainland to Terschelling, Ameland, Engelsmanplaat, Schiermonnikoog, Simonszand and Rottumeroog. In Germany, mudflat hikers can walk to Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Minsener-Oldoog. There is also a connection between the islands Amrum and Föhr. In Denmark, mudflat hikers can walk to Mandø, Fanø and Langli.
Mudflat hikers are only allowed out into the Wadden Sea under the supervision of licensed guides, who will lead walkers onto the organized routes. It is too dangerous to go out hiking on your own.
The boy in the picture was part of a group of hikers that just came back to the harbour of Noordpolderzijl, after a mudflat hike in the area.