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Getting around

Connexxion/AOT (09009292; 7am-10pm) operates two bus routes on the island throughout the year, and supplements this with another over the summer months; day passes cost €4.50 from the bus driver. Bus 28 links ’t Horntje with Den Burg (seven minutes) and De Koog (another 15 minutes) before returning via the Ecomare museum, while bus 29 starts at the ferry jetty and goes to Den Hoorn and Den Burg before snaking its way along the eastern shore to De Cocksdorp via Oudeschild and Oosterend. The summer-only bus 230 zigzags all over the island, taking in Oudeschild, Den Burg, Ecomare and De Koog before finishing up in De Cocksdorp.

The welter of bicycle shops include Zegel (31 21 50; Parkstraat 14, Den Burg), which charges €4/16 for touring bikes per day/week and €6/22.50 for three-speeds. Near the ferry terminal, Verhuur Heijne (31 95 88; Pontweg 2, ‘t Horntje) charges similar rates.

The Telekom Taxi (32 22 11) takes you between the ferry terminal and any destination on the island for €5 per person. Book at least an hour in advance, or buy a ticket at the Teso counter in Den Helder ferry terminal; taxis wait by the ferry jetty in ’t Horntje.