The ferry to Ameland is between Holwerd and Nes. The two other connections with Ameland are only available during peak season and operated by an excursion boat. This boat is occasionally sailing between Ameland and neighbouring islands. The latter is really only suitable for island-hoppers traveling without a car.
Ameland is part of Friesland Province, and it is the fourth largest inhabited Wadden Island in the Netherlands. There are four island towns, each with its own distinct character, are well worth visiting. Ameland consists mostly of sand dunes and has 27 km of coastline. It is also called the bicycle island, because of its 100 km of bicycle paths. The island has a small airport and two bus routes that link each of the towns. Wagenborg shipping company provides a daily ferry service between Ameland and the mainland.
Ameland is a true family island. It has a number of holiday resorts that are extremely suited for families with small children. This is also the place to enjoy beaches and nature hikes. Other activities available on Ameland are golf, surfing, bicycling, sky diving, and seal watching excursions.