Terschelling is the second largest of the West Frisian Islands. The oldest lighthouse in the Netherlands, the Brandaris from 1594, welcomes visitors to the island. Terschelling has a varied landscape that ranges from a shoreline to tidal marshes and forests.
Every year thousands of visitors visit the many highlights on this wonderful wadden island. For example, the local delicacies taste fresh from the country at different farms. For example, sample the delicious cheese and ice cream.
For nature lovers there is a lot to see; for example at the Boschplaat Nature Reserve, where you can see countless unique plant species, butterflies and huge bird colonies.
When the water is low, it is possible to walk over the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Do this only under the guidance of a guide, otherwise it is not without risk. The soil consists of sandbanks, marshes and swamp fields where you can see the most beautiful birds, plants and fish and, if you’re lucky, you even meet the playing seals on the sandbanks. A beautiful and unique experience!
Terschelling has various galleries and exhibition spaces and a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues. During the Oerol Festival, Terschelling is transformed into one big stage for art forms like cabaret, singing and dancing and attracts thousands of visitors.
Terschelling is well accessible from Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In about an hour and a half you drive to Harlingen where you can park your car safely. From the Harlingen car park you can go by ferry or by ferry to the ferry. Rent a bike on the island itself. Online booking of the ferry service is so advantageous!
Terschelling is not the only Wadden Island. Also Texel, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and Vlieland are very worthwhile. Here you will also find beautiful beaches and unique flora and fauna.