Vlieland provides three ferry routes. The largest route is the one that departs from Harlingen. Two smaller routes connect Vlieland with neighbouring islands Texel and Terschelling. Select one of the ferry routes listed above to go to the information pages.
Vlieland is a smaller island without motorised traffic, which lends it a special holiday feeling. The authentic little town of Oost-Vlieland is small and cosy. The island also has a small area with holiday homes, and Stortmelk is a campsite. Besides that, the island consists of dunes, beaches and nature. These attributes mean Vlieland is a peaceful island, immanently suited for cycling and hiking.
The town of Oost-Vlieland is not very large, but absolutely bubbles with island nostalgia. Beautiful ancient houses, a little church, and a dune 40 meters tall topped by a lighthouse complete the picture.
Vlieland may not be large, but there is plenty to do, even on a longer visit. The Wadden Sea with its famous sand banks where boats and seals rest at low tide. The North Sea coast has fabulous beaches, and is a wonderful place to take a refreshing dip in the sea. Vliehors is in the southwest. It is 24 square kilometres of very wide beach comprising both a nature reserve and military training ground. Vliehors is also home to the more than 100 year old reddingshuisje (drowning victims’ refuge). Take the Vliehors Express to reach this fun destination. With a little bit of luck, you will see a few seals along the way.