Forests, dunes and marshes, Ameland serves up a buffet of nature. And that includes its flora and fauna. You may even catch a glimpse of a deer. A century ago one brave buck crossed over from the mainland. The islanders decided to bring a doe to the island and then nature took its course.
Ameland has been both larger and smaller than it is now; shorter but much wider toward the south. The sea gives and takes. The northern side of the island, for example, is fed with sand from the North Sea, which is how the ‘Green beach’, where you can see many birds foraging, was formed.
Thriving on 't Oerd
’t Oerd is just as rugged as it sounds. It’s a nature reserve with an open connection to the sea. You won't find soft cushy nature here but it is unbelievably beautiful and compelling. You’ll feel at one with the elements.