Terschelling Travel Guide

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Terschelling Highlights

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     It is a very nice island good foor biking,walking out of the season espacialy. 

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     Netherlands' Best Kept Secret! 

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     I want to go back, NOW 

Terschelling Things to Do

  • Sand

    The beach, you can´t miss it. Great for walking, letting the mind wander, clear it.But weather permitting also a wonderfull place to spend the day doing nothing, swim some, read a bit, buy an icecream.

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  • Active in Terschelling

    As far as I experienced, you can do a lot on Terschelling. Be aware of a lot of other holiday makers doing the same what you are enjoying. The island is not very big, however, it offers quite a long cycling route around it with nice natural dune areas, beaches (also for swimming). The same applies to walking. In small villages you can do...

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  • Harlingen fishing-port.

    This is the Harlingen fishing-port.When you see the harbour after your depart from Terschelling than you know that your trip to the wonderful Wadden sland Terschelling is over. :-(Maybe till the next time but it was a nice trip to Terschelling.

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  • Fishing Boats

    Here is one of the many Fishing boats of Harlingen. Its returning to his harbour in Harlingen.

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  • Bye Terschelling

    Well after a few nice day's on Terschelling where we have make nice beach walkings, bike riding and been to a few nice restaurants. Stay in a good appartmend in Landerum is it time to go home.Here we see the place West Terschelling after departing the harbour on the way to Harlingen.

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  • Midsland at sea

    Here is the little vilage Midsland at sea. The house are in the dunes situated. I think its nice to live in the summer but in the winter?????

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  • The Northsea.

    This is the Northsea. Terschelling is surrounding on the northcoast by the northsea , the southcoast by the Waddensea.There are seals but you can only see them from a distance.

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  • The Noordkaap

    Here is The "Noordkaap" of Terschelling with the lighthouse of the other Waddeneiland Ameland.

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  • Yesssss

    Yessssssss we make the hikingtrip of 20 km. It was a nice walk with good weather it was dry and some sun and a lot of clouds.

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Terschelling Restaurants

  • Best view

    Its best feature is the view on the harbour. You can see the ferries come and go and the fishing trawlers etc. It serves normal food and drink with a local touch. Cranberries are a wellknow local berry. They have here cranberrie cake, pie and wine. The last one is very sweet and very very nice indeed! I have no fav dish, i come here to enjoy the...

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  • A restaurant with a view!

    It's the restaurant with the best view of Terschelling. It's located nearby the beach and the harbour, so will see all the boats passing by The tuna sandwich, I don't know why, maybe it's the atmosphere, maybe it's the fresh air, but I have never tasted a homemade tuna sandwich like that!

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  • For kids don't miss the "kinderdroom"!

    The best thing about this restaurant is the ambience. The decorations are all things that were found on the beach. The chicken the restaurant is famous for his chicken. and also very good, specially for kids is the dessert called "kinderdroom". thats a dessert with ice, lemonade and ... Candy!

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Terschelling Nightlife

  • Good food and live muziek

    The nice bar/cafe and "De Groene Weide" is in the place Hoorn. The owner is Hessel. It is a famous live muziek entertainer on Terschelling. There are a lot of peoples who visit his bar for his performance. Its free entree and in the summer he has every evening a show, in winter time only in the weekend.

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  • The song singer from Hoorn

    This is really a very special place!It's a bar, but not a normal bar, the owner of this bar is Hessel and he sing songs in his bar. The atmosphere is really fantastic, it's always very crowded, but every one is friendly and nice! There is no dress code , so wear what you like.

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Terschelling Transportation

  • Ferry Harlingen-Terschelling

    From Harlingen can you go by fast ferry "De Koegelwiek" just 50 min. or the normal ferry 2 hours.You go to the West Terschelling harbour.

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  • Pedal Power

    On Terschelling over two thousand good quality bicycles are available for hire. Add to this a network of excellent cycle routes and signage for easy sightseeing on two wheels.Be warned though that a level of fitness is required if you are to make headway up wind. Terschelling can be quite exposed to prevailing Noord Zee conditions.Five Euro per day...

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  • With bicycle on the ferry

    Our experience with the ferries to Terschelling was no so pleasant because of the various kinds of boats serving the route and the rules for taking just a few or no bikes at all on some of them. We had to spend quite a few hours hanging around the harbour waiting for the boat which "accepts" bikes or which have some bike places left. It is good to...

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Terschelling Shopping

  • by Mirellaboer Written Sep 7, 2002

    What to buy: The Cranberry is originally from Canada, but a long time ago a barrel of cranberries ended up on Terschelling due to a shipwreck.
    So on Terschelling there are a lot of thing to buy which are created with or from the cranberry.

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Terschelling Local Customs

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    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    In this little museum find you a lot history, culture and maritime background of Terschelling with permanent and changing expositions.

    Museum ‘t Behouden Huys
    C.A de Weerdt
    Commandeurstraat 30
    8881 BB Terschelling West
    tel:0562-442389
    fax:0562-443719

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Terschelling What to Pack

  • Camping stuff on your bike

    A backpack and a bicycle luggage bag. A nice map holder for the bike is very helpful as well. As little as possible since you have to carry it around all the time. And there are laundry facilities on camp grounds. The containers should be as small as possible since, again, you gotta fit everything on your bike! Do take your camera!! Lots to take...

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  • Backpack and walking shoes

    take your backpack with you. And good hiking shoes are a must when you will walk over "De Boschplaat"and the beach. And Terschelling is beautiful for making pictures.

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  • Storm, Regen, Windkracht 9 (storm, rain...

    On the boat the luggage will be stored on a car and they will transport that on and off the boat, so far so good (the only thing you have to do is remember the number on the car:-) ).But on the island, most of the hotels and campings do have a service for picking up the luggage, but if that isn't the case, please remember that you have to go to...

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Terschelling Off The Beaten Path

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    Beach Paradise

    by ronaldbarr Written Jan 13, 2005

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    This is the Noord Zee Strand on Terschelling late in April close to Midsland aan zee. The sunshine, sand, sea and absence of people has a high level of appeal for a quiet time.
    In terms of cleanliness, this is a very pristine strand. For the wildlife enthusiast shy, grey seals can be spotted enjoying the isolation around the island.

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    • Beaches
    • Adventure Travel
    • Birdwatching

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Terschelling Sports & Outdoors

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    Kite surfer

    by Igraine Written Sep 10, 2003

    Since this island is surrouned by the sea you can do all sorts of watersports.
    But because of the always available wind and waves, surfing in all its variations is a great thing to do i guess.
    We saw kite surfing while we were there. The guys seemed to have no trouble at all in surfing the waves.

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    • Windsurfing
    • Beaches

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Terschelling Favorites

  • Just outside West Terschelling.

    This is just outside Terschelling where the dunes begin.So you can walk a few min from the towncenter to the start of the dunes for a nice walking trip.

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  • West Terschelling

    This is the most importend place on Terschelling. Here are a lot of shops, some musea, hotels, appartments, restaurants and the ferry port.

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  • The sandy beaches round West...

    Here can you see one of the sandy beaches on Terschelling. This beach is surrounding West Terschelling. You can walk from West Terschelling to the noordkaap over the beach. Thats a distance from a 30 km.%v* I miss the beaches when i been away from Terschelling.

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