In working sessions with a sounding board group and experts we have identified three climate adaptation issues for the Wadden coast: 1) ensuring coastal safety, 2) maximal utilisation of freshwater and 3) countering the decline of biodiversity. There are 101 adaptation possibilities. We are recommending solutions that serve several purpose, for example, the strengthening of the landscape identity by making its cultural history visible, or new opportunities for (sustainable) agriculture, recreation and tourism, but also more palliative targets such as the reduction and fixation of CO2 emissions. Our scenarios designed to ensure a safe coastal landscape are aimed at an area behind the dike with sea-resistant landscapes that are safe, ecologically interesting and offer economic opportunities. The maximal utilisation of freshwater requires a water system that can handle both extreme drought and extreme precipitation, and moreover a system that can solve this problem at the regional level. A combination of low water retention, some storage and a high level of discharge offers opportunities for a reversion to high water retention, more storage and discharge only when it is really necessary, ‘Not a drop of unused freshwater to the sea’ is the motto on which the strategies that we have designed for this are based.