Vlieland belongs to the Wadden Islands and is the furthest from our mainland. Vlieland is also a car-free island and this creates a peaceful and spacious environment. Fortunately, you can easily discover Vlieland by bike. You can make wonderful cycling trips through the dunes, along the beaches and around the beautiful countryside. Are you looking for something typical of Vlieland? Then try Vlieland candy. How about a Vlieland tree-trunk (Boomstammetje), a piece of rope, a starfish or a rabbit dropping? Believe us, it tastes better than it sounds!

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The island of peace and space

With its high dunes, vast forests and sturdy dikes, Vlieland offers an oasis of peace and wide, open spaces. Vlieland is greener than the other Wadden Islands: you will be greeted by pine forests, from the moment you jump off the boat. Book a holiday in Vlieland and while away the hours in the natural surroundings of your holiday home.

From September to October the cranberry harvest takes place, and you can pick ripe cranberries by hand. In this period, your holiday home is the ideal starting point for local activities during the cranberry season. You can try a range of specialities at Proef Lokaal Vlieland and many of the restaurants serve special menus which showcase the local cranberries. As a true cooking enthusiast, you will of course enjoy preparing your own meals in the kitchen of your holiday home too. Make delicious pancakes in the morning from fresh cranberries or delicious cranberry muffins.

A more challenging way to explore the beautiful nature of Vlieland is mudflat walking. There are several organisations that you can join. Your guide that will tell you all about this nature reserve. While walking on the mudflats, you will walk on a dry seabed, where you will encounter everything from plants to fish, various species of water birds and sunbathing seals. As well as mudflat walking you can also do a bit of island hopping. The idea behind island hopping is that you also discover the other (neighbouring) islands in the Wadden Sea. With an easy boat connection, you can spend a few hours on the islands of Texel, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog or Terschelling. After an action-packed day, your holiday home on Vlieland offers a relaxing base where you can relax and unwind.


An active holiday on Vlieland

You won't have to sit still for a moment during your holiday on Vlieland! In Vlieland there is so much to do and experience. There is an equestrian centre which can provide horses and lessons to both beginners and more accomplished riders. You can ride through the dunes, the forest or gallop along the beach. Not quite your thing? From your holiday home on Vlieland, you can also discover the island by bike. Use the special GPS bike tour to find the undiscovered spots on the island.

Like most of the Wadden Islands, Vlieland also has a lighthouse. It is a fairly small tower of 18 meters, but still offers a stunning view over the island and the Wadden Sea! Close to this lighthouse is the cosy Dorpsstraat, or the centre of Vlieland. This offers a number of souvenir shops but also clothes shops, restaurants and bars with sun terraces. In this pretty street, you will also find museum Tromp's Huys. In the oldest building of Vlieland, you will learn all about the island's impressive, historical past.

Sports enthusiasts can also indulge in energetic activities on Vlieland. There is even a beach golf course, 'Beach Golf', if you fancy a round of golf on holiday. On the beach you can also take part in beach volleyball matches and sand-yachting, where you race over the beach on a tricycle with a sail. Looking for something a bit more challenging? The real adventurer might want to have a go at surf-rafting! Equipped with a wetsuit and life jacket, a rubber dinghy will defy the wild waves of Vlieland. After a fun-packed day full of activities, you can relax and unwind in your own holiday home. Create a delicious meal in your own kitchen or reserve a table for a culinary treat in the centre.

Vlieland for all seasons

Vlieland has many beautiful beaches; the longest is 12 kilometres long! All beaches are clean and very spacious. This Wadden Island is a wonderful destination for all four seasons. Vlieland is the perfect location for a weekend or midweek trip. Your holiday home in Vlieland is the ideal base for discovering the island with the whole family.

In summer, you can relax on the white sandy beaches with all amenities within easy reach. Take a dip in the sea to cool off. Because of its waves, Vlieland is also a great place for surfers. But if you don't fancy the water, you can always eat a cool ice cream on the terrace.

Even in autumn, there's plenty to do on holiday in Vlieland. Blow away the cobwebs on the long sandy beaches and watch the beautiful pine forests change into their stunning autumn colours. When the weather is bad, the crashing waves wash everything up onto the beach. You can find all sorts of interesting objects, such as shells and crabs. And be sure to explore the 'Sahara' of the Netherlands with the Vliehorst Express. This huge beach is dry in the summer, but in the winter floods can turn the area into quicksand. Bird lovers come to Vlieland in the autumn to spot different species during migration. Don't forget to pay a visit to the marina too, where you can watch the boats go off onto the Wadden Sea. You may want to take to the water yourself and cross over to the other Wadden Islands such as Texel or Terschelling. You could use a rubber dinghy to explore the Wadden Sea and spot seals.

Vlieland is the ideal holiday spot for a sunny beach holiday but also offers a huge range of activities. Do you want group accommodation with the whole family or is it time for a romantic weekend getaway for two? Whatever you choose, a holiday on Vlieland is pure enjoyment!


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Holiday on Vlieland, Netherlands - FAQs
How many Belvilla holiday homes can I choose from on Vlieland?

There are 200+ Belvilla holiday homes on Vlieland.

What are the most important places to visit on the Vlieland?

Some of the most important places to visit on Vlieland are West Frisian Islands, Vliehors, Vlie, De Noordwester, waddencentrum en zeeaquarium, Vlieland Lighthouse, Richel and Drenkelingenhuisje.

Any activities that I must include during my stay on Vlieland?

Some of the must-do activities on Vlieland are-

  • Sailing
  • Lighthouse visits
  • Island hopping
  • Visiting museums
  • Watching the sunrise
  • Visiting nature reserves
  • Village visits
What are the recommended dishes on Vlieland?

Some of the recommended dishes in Vlieland are Bitterballen, Drop, Poffertjes, Patat, and Kaas.

When is the ideal time to visit Vlieland?

May to October is the best time to visit Vlieland.

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