Wadden Gastronomy baseline study of visitors and residents

ETFI conducted research among visitors and residents of the Wadden Sea area. This was done for the Wadden Gastronomy project, in which various parties aim to establish a culinary tradition in the Dutch Wadden Sea area. The goal was to unravel their interest in local products, as well as their associations, familiarity, and experience with products from the area. These insights contribute to the further development of a flourishing culinary tradition in the Wadden Sea area.


The project was initiated with the aim of establishing a culinary tradition in the Wadden Sea area.

Problem solution

This project contributes to unveiling the interest of both visitors and residents of the Wadden Sea in local products and their experiences with them. The obtained information and insights serve as valuable building blocks that enrich the larger Wadden Gastronomy project.

The projectteam consisted of:
  • Ben Wielenga: research design and execution of the analysis;
  • Anke Arts: overall project leader of the Wadden Gastronomy project. Ben aligns the research with Anke and regularly consults with her on progress and results.
  • Jan van den Einde: conducts the fieldwork on behalf of Veldwerk Optimaal.

This research project ran from May 2022 till December 2022

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