Fossil Expedition

Great for young and old

Fossil hunts with Walter Langendoen
A series of beach excursions is being organised, led by experienced fossil explorer Walter Langendoen. On Maasvlakte beach, he explains (in Dutch) all about searching for archaeological and palaeontological treasures. The remnants of ancient life ended up on Maasvlakte beach through the deposition of sand from dredging operations deep under the North Sea.

Walter Langendoen from Hellevoetsluis searches for fossils daily on Maasvlakte beach. His collection of thousands of finds now comprises hyena droppings, mammoth bones, vole teeth and much more.


Summer flip flops

Would you like a great souvenir of this special expedition? Then book this excursion including the exclusive MV2 flip flops. They are available in sizes 36 to 45. The fossil hunt including a pair of flip flops costs € 11.95 per person. Go on a fossil hunt and take a special memento back home with you!

Practical information
Reserved tickets can be collected from the FutureLand ticket desk from 11.00 am. The introduction starts at 11.15 am in the centre and the bus departs for the beach at 11.30 am. During the expedition you walk across a section of the beach along the high tide mark. Wellies or other appropriate shoes are recommended. The excursion lasts over two hours and there are no toilet facilities available on the beach.

The beach excursions are not suitable for very young children. Generally, children from upper primary school age will find the excursion interesting. If you would still like to bring very young children, please ensure that they have alternatives to occupy their time.

There is space for 40 people per excursion, at a cost of € 9.95 per person. The price for children up to and including 11 years is € 7.95 and the excursion is free for children up to and including 2 years. The excursion will not take place if insufficient places have been booked. In such exceptional cases, we will inform you at least one day in advance.

Available tours this month

    17 November 2019 17 Nov 2019
    11:15 - 13:45
    29 December 2019 29 Dec 2019
    11:15 - 13:45
    26 January 2020 26 Jan 2020
    11:15 - 13:45
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