The Dutch Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Islands, separate the North Sea from the Wadden Sea. Some of them are uninhabited, some of them are inhabited and much attractive to tourists from all over the world. No matter which direction you take though, these islands are simply spectacular in their appearance and atmosphere. Spend a holiday in the Frisian Islands and enjoy their charm combined with lots of fun-filled times.
To get a clearer picture of what a holiday in the Frisian Islands means, you can imagine firstly that some of them, as we mentioned, are not inhabited: Griend, Rottumerplaat, and Rottumeroog; yet others, such as the Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog are not only inhabited, but they offer a most specific "life on an island" atmosphere all around. Small villages, old farms dot the islands, yet the sheer serenity of nature is what mostly has people returning here year after year. Museums, windmills and light towers, they are all to be found here. The lighthouses on these islands date back to like the 19th century, offering a most impressive sight to visitors. The Eierland Lighthouse on Texel is of particular interest, and the Brandaris tower on Terschelling is the oldest lighthouse in the country.
These Dutch islands are very special, and they will surely make a holiday by the sea one to remember. When you wish to take a break from the nature and the water sports, check out some of the local "specials" in matters of culture. Thus, the Ecomare natural museum in Texel houses not only an aquarium, but also a seal rescue center. The Texel Dunes National Park is also a great option around here. The island of Ameland hosts the Natuurcentrum Ameland, also with an aquarium. Villages and farms here host beautiful old churches, you can check them out from a holiday home on the Frisian Islands. The island of Terschelling hosts one of the largest theatre festivals in Europe, the Oerol Festival, in the month of June.
The Frisian Islands are known for nothing if not for a most incredible landscape, wrapped in a most serene silence and tranquility. Marshes and sand dunes, amazing beaches and forests as well, the scenery that these islands create is one that will completely charm you. A holiday villa in the Frisian Islands is all you need to start your journey. You can go from one island to the other with much ease, given the ferries available. The wildlife on these islands is not to be missed, the numerous bird species as well as the seals, and the various flora are much impressive.
Spending a holiday in the Frisian Islands is a relaxing time in itself, and if you add to this the local spas and wellness centers, you're in for an experience you will be mentioning for years and years to come. There are spa and wellness centers in many of the local hotels, you can enjoy a most perfect time all to yourself also by the sea, you can opt for massages, saunas, pools or the waves that embrace the shores here every day. A most serene and comfortable atmosphere is all around you when on holiday in the Frisian Islands, you can enjoy it in any way you wish.
In being on an island, you have some sort of "vacation advantages" that you will simply not encounter anywhere else, and when it comes to a holiday in the Frisian Islands, the good times are even better pointed out. The beautiful beaches allow for much relaxation and also for the practicing of fun water sports, they say for example that the island of Schiermonnikoog has the widest beach on the Old Continent. Terschelling has some most wonderful cycling and hiking paths, through the dunes, and Ameland also has like 100 km of cycling paths, as well as forests and heaths. The village of Nes is a nice diversions for a change, from a last minute holiday apartment in Ameland. Texel is the island of sheep and birds, and the biggest Dutch Wadden Island, thus bird wathcing and even horse riding are popular here, as are on most of these islands in fact. Vlieland is that tranquil place you've been looking for, that place where there are no cars, and this smallest island's flora and fauna invite you to just... be here.
A family holiday in the Frisian Islands? Sure, it's totally on! On the way to a great load of fun that is. Spending time with your family by the sea, enjoying the sand, the water sports, the swimming, visiting the old lighthouses or simply getting lost among nature with a picnic basket tied on to you bicycle. Choose your favorite activity every day here, on the Frisian Islands, whether it is kite surfing, parachuting, sailing, horseback riding and so on. The reality of it all will be that your time spent in the Frisian Islands will create a most wonderful holiday experience for both you and your loved ones.
Since you are on an island, or getting from one island to another maybe, you can expect your meals on a holiday in the Frisian Islands to be very... diverse. You may have expected the word “fishy” here, but in fact you should know that besides the fresh fish and seafood to be found on the Frisian Islands, there are also specialties such as mutton, sheep cheese, the asparagus in spring, cranberries as favorite fruit. If you get the chance, try also the Ameland rye bread, farm cheese, mustard and catfish.
Spending a holiday by the sea is an amazing way to relax, and spending a holiday with your pet on the Frisian Islands will be even more amazing. Whether you opt for walking around the old villages here or maybe for enjoying some time off with Cujo on a terrace, you are not short of options in this “chill out” part of the Netherlands. Rent a holiday villa with pets allowed in the Frisian Islands and don't forget to enjoy your every minute here with your loved ones, inclusive of your furry friend.Points of interest, a “must see” list in the Frisian Islands:
Spending a holiday on an island is a most relaxing and entertaining way of letting go of all your worries, of seeing a different side of the Netherlands, one that promotes a “life on an island” style, an atmosphere that you will find nowhere else in the country.
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