Attractions

National Park in Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog National Park

The entire island, except for its single town and surrounding polder, was designated the Netherlands' first national park in 1989. It's easy to lose yourself exploring its 54 sq km of beaches, dunes, salt marshes an…
Lighthouse in Ameland

Lighthouse

Ameland's iconic red-and-white banded lighthouse stands 55m tall on the island's west end. The only lighthouse in the island chain that is open to the public, the cast-iron structure can be climbed (236 steps) for e…
Museum in Terschelling

Bunker Museum

Hidden in woods east of West-Terschelling is an extraordinary subterranean network of 85 bunkers used as a military radar station during WWII. Construction work began in 1941 and continued until 1944. Visits include…
Museum in Vlieland

Museum Tromp's Huys

Journey back in time to island life in the early 20th century at this tiny house-museum, inside the oldest building on Vlieland dating to 1575. The Norwegian landscape painter Betzy Akersloot-Berg (1850–1922) lived …
Museum in Ameland

Natuurcentrum Ameland

Just north of Nes village, this centre features an excellent seaquarium in which a number of North Sea species swim around, including manta rays, barracuda and eels. Get shore-to-shore views from the adjacent observ…
Museum in Terschelling

Terschelling Museum 't Behouden Huys

Good for a rainy day, this small museum covers traditional Terschelling life and maritime history. It's named after the cabin on the Novaya Zemblaya archipelago where native son Willem Barentsz and his crew had to h…
Park in Terschelling

De Boschplaat

An extensive natural reserve at the eastern end of the island, De Boschplaat was a separate island until 1880 when the channel between the two silted up. Trails criss-cross a zone of high grassy dunes teeming with m…