Rottum (island group)

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Landscape of Rottumeroog 1.jpg
Rottumeroog in 2005
Map showing the location of Rottum
Map of the three islands of Rottum (2013)
Location Eemsmond, Groningen, Netherlands
Coordinates 53°32′02″N 6°32′31″E / 53.534°N 6.542°E / 53.534; 6.542Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 6°32′31″E / 53.534°N 6.542°E / 53.534; 6.542
Area 7,400 ha (18,000 acres)

Rottum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔtɵm]) is a nature reserve in the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands. It consists of the three West Frisian Islands Rottumerplaat, Rottumeroog, and Zuiderduintjes. As a nature reserve, Rottum receives highest protection status under Dutch Law,[1] admission to the islands is restricted. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the government organisations Rijkswaterstaat and Staatsbosbeheer share responsibility for the nature reserve.


  1. ^ Beheerregeling Rottum, Beheer en Adviescommissie Kustverdediging Rottumeroog en Rottumerplaat, 2006, 50pp.