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Come to the Wadden and stop Shell [Free buses run from Eindhoven]

26 November @ 14:0016:00

Shell wants to drill for gas under the Wadden Sea. This must not be allowed to continue! Don’t let the Wadden down and come to the manifestation at Holwerd in Friesland.


Shell has plans to drill for gas under the Wadden Sea, in a gas field north of the Frisian village of Ternaard. Shell’s plans not only accelerate climate change, but are also disastrous for our unique Wadden area.

Did you know that…

  • The Wadden Sea is a protected nature reserve on which millions of animals, plants and people depend?
  • Drilling up gas can cause subsidence and contribute to climate change, causing the sea level to rise faster?
  • The Wadden Sea is in danger of drowning this century?

Time for action! Come to Holwerd in Friesland on Saturday, November 26, and show Shell that you don’t see anything in their plans! Together we will build a symbolic dike of sandbags and make a ribbon to protect the Wadden Sea.

Don’t let the Wadden down

Bring a sandbag to put on top of the symbolic dike. Fill a cloth bag of any color with sand from your hometown. Write your message on it for the Wadden or the people of Holwerd. You may place your sandbag on the dike during the action.

Practical info

  • Saturday, November 26, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Nieuwe Zeedijk, 9151 AE Holwerd (near the sculpture ‘Waiting for high water’ by Jan Ketelaar).
  • It may be cold on the day of the action. Dress warmly, bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes that can take a beating. We will provide something hot to drink.
  • Bring a fabric (cotton, linen, jute) sandbag with your special message to the Wadden. Why do we need to protect this area?
  • The Wadden area is an oasis of peace in the north of our country. Our action is in keeping with this and therefore has a subdued character.

Let us know you’re coming, sign up

Will you join the people of Friesland in making a fist against Shell? Sign up!

Don’t live near Holwerd? No problem. We deploy buses from the larger towns.
Would you like to join the bus? Then please indicate that in the form below.


26 November


Holwerd, Friesland
Holwerd, Nederland


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