Ameland: ideal every-season island

Whether you come to Ameland for MadNes, the sustainable skate, surf and music festival, the Kunstmaand (Art month) or just for a weekend getaway, Ameland never disappoints. With four villages and two spectacular nature reserves, it is the perfect island no matter what the season. And if you want to know what the Netherlands will be like after the energy transition, then come to Ameland for a sneak preview. The island is at the forefront of the Wadden islands’ ambition to provide all of their own water and electricity.

World heritage

Water heritage

Taste of the Wadden


© Ruben Smit

Mudflat walks for experienced walkers

When the Wad is dry and the sandbars and mudflats are visible you can walk from Holwerd to Ameland.

© Marcel van Kammen

Mixed company

‘t Oerd is on the route of many waders such as the oystercatcher, grey polver, ringed plover and dunlin. A trip to Ameland during migration season is a sight to behold.

Take an eco-safari

In your very own ecocar in the peace and quiet of nature. Rent an ecocar and go on an eco-safari.

Royal duck decoy

In 1704 Johan Willem Friso Nassau-Oranje's mother gave him the island of Ameland as a gift. Visit the duck decoy she had built.

Taste the Wad

Go on a tour with a real Wad aficionado, comb the beach for a meal of crustaceans and salty plants and taste just how delicious island life can be.