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Top Choice Dutch in Terschelling

Restaurant ‘t Golfje

Terschelling born-and-bred female chef extraordinaire Helga Stobbe woos gourmets at her small cottage restaurant on the northern fringe of Midsland village with a succession of small courses, featuring local fish, s…
Top Choice International in Terschelling

Pure Vida

This hipster organic food bar hits the sweet spot, whether for a smoothie to kickstart your day (try spinach, ginger, yuzu and almond milk), a cocktail or a full-blown meal. Lunch on lavishly topped toasts, sandwich…
Cultural in Terschelling

Oerol

The annual Oerol outdoor performance festival is revered nationally as a perfect excuse for going to sea. It started years ago with farmers letting their cows run loose one day each year (hence the name oerol, which…
Cafe in Terschelling

De Bessenschuur

Once a storage shed for the copious cranberry harvest in this part of the island, this pretty forest cottage with red-and-white-striped canopies now serves various berry-based drinks, pastries and puddings. It makes…
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…
Coffee in Terschelling

De Ouwe Smitte

Thanks to the Dutch love for serious coffee, the island has its very own bean roaster with a tantalising cafe, tearoom and boutique on Midsland’s main street. Choose from French Press, cold drip, filter, espresso an…
Cafe in Terschelling

Grand Café Zeezicht

Watch the ferries and fishing boats yo-yo-ing into and out of the port from the elevated, part-glassed-in, part-alfresco terrace of this stylish cafe on the waterfront, aptly called 'Seaview'. A vast interior with c…
Seafood in Terschelling

De Walvis

At the foot of the western dunes is the Whale, a low-lying wooden beach pavilion on a grassy dune with vast terrace overlooking the shifting panorama of the Waddenzee. Apart from the catch of the day, the kitchen co…
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…