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For such a small island, Vlieland has a lot to offer. The journey to Vlieland takes about 1 1/2 hours but it gives you a feeling of getting away from it all. Relax on the beach, walk or cycle across the dune paths and enjoy delicious food in the island’s many restaurants.
Vlieland is the most westerly of the Frisian Wadden Islands.
From Harlingen you’ll arrive on the island within 1 1/2 hours. You’ll be surprised by the unique landscape on Vlieland, which is characterised by the dune landscape, the expansive beaches and the tidal flats with the enormous diversity of migratory birds that have their breeding and resting places here.
Take part in the variety of activities and sights on Vlieland. Looking for something relaxing? Take part in one of the contemplative yoga weekends on the beach and completely relax. Or treat your loved one to a romantic meal while you enjoy the sun slowly setting into the sea.
There’s no shortage of special nature on Vlieland. With the glistening waves of the Wadden Sea surrounding the island, you can enjoy the loveliest dune areas, forests and sandy plains. The Vuurboetsduin is located on the western half of the island, which at 42 metres is the highest point in Friesland. Vlieland is a real bird island and birdwatchers will really enjoy all the different type of birds that call Vlieland home. All of this beauty can be visited by bike, on foot or on horseback because Vlieland is car free.
In the summer, festival lovers can indulge themselves at the famous ‘Horizontoer’, the ten-day cultural festival that takes place annually on the island. Over 100 artists take part in this festival. Prefer soaking up the culture in a different way? Visit the island’s lighthouses or the museum. Vlieland has something for everyone!