Ameland is one of the Frisian Islands and is perfect for nature lovers. In all seasons Ameland is a beautiful island with beautiful villages, versatile nature and lots of space. An island to discover endlessly and to come back to often. We have a wide range of holiday homes and flats for a week or weekend away on Ameland. Do you already know if you choose to spend your holiday on Ameland this year?

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Top places of interest in Ameland

Seal spotting

Do you dare to jump?

The lively history of Ameland

Sun, sea and beach


Ameland is part of the Dutch Frisian Islands and belongs to the province of Friesland. You can set out to discover the island from your own holiday home on Ameland! Besides Ameland, Terschelling, Texel, Vlieland and Schiermonnikoog are also worth a visit.

Experience the island from your holiday home on Ameland

For a weekend or holiday on Ameland, you can rent your holiday home at Belvilla. You will find our beautiful holiday homes scatered over the island. From detached thatched dune villas and stylishly furnished farm lodges to cosy holiday homes, luxury flats, spacious bungalows and even authentic commander's houses! Dive into our offer and discover the whole island from your own holiday home!

Get a breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries... during your holiday on Ameland!

Salty sea air, versatile nature, peace, space and beautiful villages ... Get the real island feeling during your stay in a holiday home on Ameland. There are plenty of sporting opportunities to discover the island; walking, cycling (Ameland has 90 kilometres of cycle path), horseback riding, or how about a parachute jump, gliding flight or power boat sailing? Mud flat walking is also a special experience to get acquainted with the Wadden Sea, and a Seal trip is also worth your while! So you don't have to stay the whole weekend in your holiday home on Ameland.

The villages of Ameland

Learn more about Ameland during your holiday! The island has 4 villages; Nes, Hollum, Ballum and Buren. Three of them (Nes, Hollum and Ballum) have a protected village face! Nes is the charming, lively capital with a historic (car-free) core with beautiful commander's houses, but also nice shops and nice terraces and restaurants. You can still see traces of the past, even in Hollum. In the historic centre, you can see the old commander's houses, former skipper's houses and the oldest house in Ameland. There is also an impressive 55-meter high lighthouse. The lighthouse can be visited and climbed! After 236 steps you have a beautiful panoramic view. Ballum is the smallest village on Ameland, an authentic village with 350 inhabitants. It has beautiful old buildings, including the reformed church and the associated tower. Buren is the youngest village and was the farming village of Ameland in the past. Now it offers the holidaymaker cosy liveliness. In the village you will find the Agricultural and Juttersmuseum Swartwoude. From your flat or holiday home in one of the villages, you have the ideal base for a holiday on Ameland.

Get to know the nature of Ameland during your holiday

Forest, beach, dunes, salt marsh, polder and mudflats... During your holiday on Ameland, discover the different landscapes of the island. There is Het Oerd nature reserve, a dune area with high dune tops and dune lakes and De Hon nature reserve, where a permanent colony of spoonbills lives. The Wadden Sea of the Netherlands and Germany is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, due to its special characteristics and habitats. It is the only wadden and coastal island system in the world with a temperate climate that is so large and has an enormous variety of plants and animals. Discover the mud flats, the beach, the dunes and the woods on your own or with a guide. State Forestry has set out various walking and bridle paths and you will also find birdwatching huts in various places. Nature lovers are well catered for in a holiday home on Ameland!

Sun, sea and beach on Ameland

Kite flying, getting a breath of fresh air, searching for shells, wandering through the dunes, swimming in the sea, kite surfing, rafting, boarding... Or how about just relaxing on a terrace of one of the 4 beach pavilions, watching the people or the sunset? There is always something to do on the wide, stretched out beach of Ameland! It is also possible to take a covered wagon ride on the beach to the De Hon nature reserve. Ameland has received the Quality Coast Award, an international hallmark for sustainable tourism. The beach of Ameland was also judged several times as a 'very clean beach' (blue flag). Find enough reasons to go to Ameland? Then dive into our offer and rent your own holiday home or bungalow for a weekend on Ameland!

Ferry to your holiday home on Ameland

The comfortable ferry from Wagenborg will take you 45 minutes to cross from Holwerd (Friesland) to Frisian Island Ameland. Do you leave the car on the mainland? On Ameland there is bus transport from the ferry port to the 4 villages. You can also take a taxi or rent a bike directly at the ferry harbour. Then on your way to your holiday home, for a wonderful holiday on Ameland!

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