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Our types of crossings

All the possibilities

For your journey, you can choose between the ferry service and the fast ferry service. Both sail according to a timetable. You can see all our planned crossings at a glance in our departure overview and the availability on the date of your choice. Would you like to know what you can take on board and how much luggage you can take with you? You can find the frequently asked questions and answers on this topic here.

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Ferry service

The ferry sails in around 50 minutes from Holwerd to Ameland and vice versa. 

  • The ferry service sails according to a fixed timetable.
  • It is possible to take a bicycle, car or other vehicle on the ferry. 
  • There will be additional crossings on busy days. You can find information about this in the

    Departure Overview.
  • You can easily buy a return ticket for the ferry service online.

Fast ferry service

The journey with the fast ferry service takes 20 minutes. Departing from Nes you will arrive in Leeuwarden within one hour and after leaving Leeuwarden you will disembark on Ameland an hour later!

  • The fast ferry service sails according to a fixed timetable.
  • You pay an additional charge on top of your ticket for the ferry service.
  • You can easily book this online.
  • The fast ferry service is only available for passengers.
  • Bicycles are not allowed