There are three routes to Terschelling Island. The route from Harlingen to Terschelling is by far the most popular. The two other routes link Terschelling with neighbouring islands Vlieland and Ameland. By selecting one of these routes, you can see which ferries are available.
Terschelling is a Wadden Island in the northern part of the North Sea, along the Wadden Sea in the south. Tershelling has approximately 40 km of beach. Terschelling consists of 12 townships, or municipalities. West-Terschelling is the capital of Terschelling.
Just like the other Wadden Islands, Terschelling is a very popular tourist destination. The wide beaches are perfect for all sorts of activities. In some places, the beach is as much as 500 meters wide. Bicycling is also a popular activity on Terschelling. The island has 70 km of bicycle paths and it is an ideal place to explore by bicycle. Terschelling sets itself apart from the other islands with its nightlife. The towns are full of entertaining bars and restaurants. During peak season, they are visited mostly by young people, though there are always guests of all ages, but in the off season guests are mostly local Terschellingers.
Terschelling is also famous for its Brandaris lighthouse. This 400 year old lighthouse is a symbol of the island. The Oerol Festival is inextricably linked with Terschelling. This annual theatre event has grown into a true sensation. It is now one of the largest theatre festivals in Europe. Other attractions on Terschelling are: The Bunker Museum, the Shipwreck Museum and a great deal of beautiful nature.