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The Terschelling culinary bicycle route begins at the harbour of West-Terschelling. With the Terschellinger shell paths as your treasure map y…
The Terschelling culinary bicycle route begins at the harbour of West-Terschelling. With the Terschellinger shell paths as your treasure map you'll cycle through forest and dunes to som of the best culinary riches the island has to offer. Or go on an adventurous excursion and discover the rich and nutritious secrets of nature. Pick fruit in the autumn, eat oysters while walking the mudflats or go horseback riding through the surf. The Wadden is one of the most important nature areas in the Netherlands and Europe. Even on the world stage our Wadden play a prominent role when it comes to flora and fauna. The island is an extraordinary ecosystem that you can enjoy on your bike but even more on your plate. On Terschelling farmers, gardeners and nature protectors work together to ensure the safety of the island's riches. On this route you'll cycle along the beach and through the polder, over dunes and dike exploring the Frisian landscape in all its glory.
Rest stops and accommodations
The villages on Terschelling offer hospitality and culinary delights while forests, dunes and beaches give you space to spread your wings. No other people in sight; just you, the sea and the birds. The purple heather is in bloom in late summer, cranberry picking begins in October and after a chilly winter walk on the beach you'll find an oasis of warmth in the many bars and restaurants. The route takes you from west to east and back again You can follow the route in two directions. You'll find great places to stop for coffee and cake, lunch, a drink and snacks or fine dining. In addition to the culinary hotspots there are sorts of excursions and activities that will make your visit truly one to remember. Terschelling is perfect for a weekend getaway and has so many unique accommodations to choose from all over the island; west, middle or east. To find the best hotels and holiday homes visit the VVV Terschelling website or have a look here.
4 tips for your shopping
Before departure check the coronavirus regulations for the cafés, shops and hotels you wish to visit. They may be closed, have adapted opening hours or temporary behaviour regulations due to the pandemic.
Partial closing and/or adapted opening hours may apply during the off season. It may be a good idea to (phone) contact the places you wish to visit.
Perhaps the most beautiful place in the Netherlands, this pavilion on Groene Strand. Enjoy sweeping views across the mudflats and Noordsvaarder nature reserve.
Zowel binnen als buiten kunt u genieten van onze beroemde bakjes koffie of cranberrythee met het lekkerste eilander cranberry gebak en de meest heerlijke limonades voor kinderen.
The first beach pavilion from the boat on the broad North Sea Beach by Hotel Paal 8.
Treat yourself to a cup of coffee or a delicious lunch while the children enjoy themselves in the largest sandbox in the Netherlands. Where the sea meets the land, you'll find De Branding.
Welcome to restaurant ‘t Golfje on Terschelling. In our restaurant we strive to constantly surprise our guests with pure flavors in an intimate ambiance.
You can find Pura Vida Foodbar in the heart of Midsland. This is where you start the day with a nutritious breakfast, a healthy smoothie or some self-indulgence with a homemade cake by Helga.
You can find this organic dairy sheep farm on the idyllic Wadden island of Terschelling. You immediately feel like you are on vacation. First you go by boat, and then easily go to De Zeekraal by bike, bus or car!
This pleasant restaurant is situated in an authentic Terschelling farmhouse, so it is obviously full of charm and atmosphere, both inside and out.
Stap in de huifkar en ga mee op nachtelijk avontuur naar het donkerste plekje van Nederland, het Dark Skypark. Om in het park te genieten van een prachtige sterrenhemel.
In de zomermaanden zelf onbespoten fruit, bloemen, groenten en meer plukken op Zelfpluktuin Groenhof. Geschikt voor jong en oud, voor elk wat wils. Alles milieuvriendelijk en duurzaam geteeld, dus zonder kunstmest en bestrijdingsmiddelen.
Aan de rand van de Terschellinger polder in Hoorn rookt Hans Ditzel -ambachtelijk- kleine hoeveelheden makreel, paling en zalm op authentieke wijze in houten rookkasten.
Come and enjoy delicious food and deep sleep with Flang and Willemijn! Taste the flavours of Terschelling in kitchen workshop Flang in de Pan.
A cosy café with regular live music performances.
One of the best places for coffee and cake on Terschelling.
For decades, the Tiger Complex from World War II, with its hidden history, remained virtually invisible. The former canteen building has now been transformed into an exhibition and reception area.
Loods lounge restaurant is located in the former shipyard in Terschelling.
Hotel Nap is the oldest hotel on Terschelling and is located in the centre of West Terschelling, at the foot of the Brandaris.