Terschelling: beautiful nature, rich in culture

From the boat you can see the only natural bay of the Netherlands. You’ll arrive at the only port situated entirely in a nature reserve (Natura 2000). And you haven’t even gone ashore yet. Terschelling offers beautiful nature and rich culture. But it’s the combination of the two that really make it exceptional. There's the enormous bunker complex buried beneath the Hoge Duin, the shipwreck house on the Boschplaat and of course the local theatre festival Oerol.

World Heritage

Stare out over the Groene Strand from the sand dunes with their amazing flora and fauna; clear your head on the dike with views of the marshes; take a bicycle ride on the 11km-long bicycle path next to the dike and follow the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy the vastness of the Boschplaat or take an excursion on the bottom of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site during low tide. Nature’s many forms will surround you on Terschelling.

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Water Heritage

Ice caps were melting, sea levels rising, storms carrying in sand. This is how Terschelling was created after the Ice Age: a chain of shores and dunes connected to the mainland. In 1287 the St Hubertus flood separated Terschelling from the rest of the Netherlands. Low and high tides created a rich feeding ground for the higher area of land behind the dunes. And as the agricultural value of the farmlands and pastures increased, so did the need for protection against the sea. The construction of dikes created the agricultural landscape of Terschelling.

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5 TOP EXPERIENCES IN Terschelling

Steer the Land Rover into the darkness

Let the starlit nights on Terschelling enchant you!

Catch you own BBQ

What gets caught in the fish traps on the mudflats? What does it taste like? Grill your own catch on the BBQ. Seasoned with local spices.

World Heritage on your tongue

Seals sunbathing on the sand plate. Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site and the flavours of the Wadden on your tongue.

Wander across the Boschplaat

A beacon on the vast Boschplaat: the shipwreck house. Let the dynamics of the sea work their magic on you.

Year-round covered wagon rides

Covered wagons, sleighs, horse carts, a bridal carriage and a lounge carriage with extra wide benches. Enjoy and relax.