Discover the Dutch Wadden Islands In the north of The Netherlands we find five inhabited islands visited by many tourists attracted by beautiful sandy beaches, sand dunes, marshlands, polders and monumental villages. In times past, the islanders lived from farming, wrecking, fishing, hunting or piloting to the mainland. Some island men were often far from home, serving on merchant and whaling fleets. Tourists can relax, swim, wander, cycle or visit museums. The book is illustrated with many color photos (especially by the author) as well as historic photos, paintings, drawings and maps. The author was born in 1963 and is a non-fiction author about islands and maritime history.