Desire for Vlieland

Ship’s doctor, writer and poet J.J. Slauerhoff spent his youth here and it provided him with a lifetime of inspiration. Most visitors will recognise that ‘yearning for Vlieland’, that island of seclusion (silence and unspoiled nature) and safety (charming Oost-Vlieland). Just like that feeling of coming home when the De Richel ferry passes by and seeing sunbathing seals during low tide. The best way to experience the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site is from this island at low tide; you can see the gullies, mudflats, piers and countless numbers of wading birds.

  • World heritage

  • Water heritage

  • Taste of the Wadden


  • Sahara of the North

    Take the Vliehors Expres to the ‘Sahara of the North’. You’ll see seals and visit the Reddingshuisje, now the beachcombing museum.

  • Wading bird arrangement

    Meet Vlieland's birds and breathtaking nature! Book a captivating Wading bird arrangement.

  • Working in splendid isolation

    At Kampus Vlieland schools and other educational institutes, businesses and organisations can work on new ideas, plans and campaigns.

  • Kroon’s Polder with a ranger

    Visit Kroon’s Polders with a ranger from the Forestry Commission? Book this very popular excursion via de Noordwester.

  • Thousand stars cinema

    Film watching in the dunes? Three times a week during the summer months (weather permitting of course) Podium Vlieland shows (nature)films next to the outlook post at the marina.