Have you ever been to Terschelling? Terschelling is one of the most beautiful Frisian Islands with beautiful nature and endless sandy beaches. An ideal island to rent a house and enjoy the sun (Terschelling has more hours of sunshine than the mainland), as well as relax. Or just to be active with kitesurfing or surfboarding, for instance! Whatever you are going to Terschelling for, we have the perfect self-catering accommodation on Terschelling for you.



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A holiday home in the dunes

Are you travelling with your family and looking for a bungalow on Terschelling? Or are you going for a large holiday home, or smaller house, in the dunes? Belvilla has a large, varied range spread throughout the island. We also have holiday homes on Terschelling where dogs are welcome, and holiday homes sleeping 10.

Which house suits you best, of course, depends entirely on what you are going to do while on your long-anticipated holiday. The possibilities on Terschelling are endless.

Are you going to have a week's "staycation" with your family this summer? And will you be taking the dog with you? Through Belvilla, you can book a holiday home on Terschelling in the dunes (with your dog), from where you can spend day after day exploring the lovely, wide sandy beaches in Terschelling. Enjoy the beautiful weather on your own sun lounger, or find a spot at one of the trendy beach pavilions while your children can venture into one of the many watersports attractions.

Are you a cyclist in your heart and soul, who goes off with a group of friends every year? With 70 kilometres of cycle paths, beautiful scenery and gorgeous villages, Terschelling is the perfect destination. Rent a fully-equipped holiday home on Terschelling which sleeps 10, and you have the perfect starting point for many days of fun cycling around the island.

Do you just need a quiet holiday for two, to go strolling romantically through the dunes? Then self-catering accommodation in the Terschelling dunes is perfect. Topped off with charming dinners in one of the many restaurants on the island, you'll have a wonderful holiday together.

Holiday Home on Terschelling

A holiday on Terschelling is a good idea any time: every season has its own charm. In autumn, you can cycle through the beautiful colours of the forests, in winter you can walk over snow-covered dunes, in spring you can enjoy nature in bloom and the lambing season, and on a summer holiday on Terschelling you can enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

Are you a nature lover? The Terschelling dunes are the largest contiguous nature reserve in the Netherlands. The island also has 400 hectares of forest where you can enjoy the Boschplaat, Koegelwieck, Noordsvaarder and Kroonpolders (near West aan Zee) nature reserves. Great for a visit in the summer, perfect for a holiday on Terschelling in spring or autumn.

Apart from nature, Terschelling has a number of beautiful, traditional villages. West-Terschelling is the capital of the island, but Midsland, West aan Zee (also known as Paal 8), Hoorn, Formerum and the smaller towns are also worth a visit while on holiday on Terschelling.

Curious about any other Frisian Islands? You can also come to us for self-catering accommodation on Texel, Ameland or Schiermonnikoog.

Terschelling - handy & not to be missed

Remember you need to take the ferry from Harlingen to reach your holiday home on Terschelling. You could choose to take your car, but we think you should not forget your own bike. Terschelling is perfect to explore by bike. And have you thought about what you'd like to see? We would like to give you a few tips.

For your holiday on Terschelling, take the ferry from Harlingen, which takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. You need to get a boat to West-Terschelling. You can take your bike or car, but remember to book in advance if taking the car with you. There are buses on Terschelling and you can, of course, get a taxi there, too. Did you not bring a bike? You can rent a bike on Terschelling at the Havenplein.

Are you bringing your dog(s) with you? Dogs are welcome on Terschelling: dogs are allowed off the lead on the beach and in the woods. Elsewhere on the island, your four-legged friend must be on a lead.

Are you planning on spending quite some time on the beach? Please note, the beach pavilions are open from April to November. Only the pavilion at Branding is open all year round.

And if you are going exploring on the island, make sure you visit the Boschplaat nature reserve, the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. Around 70 species of birds breed in this area during the breeding season, and the beach here is very wide and beautiful. If you are lucky, you'll also spot a seal.

Are you more of a culture vulture? Then visit the Sint Janskerk in Hoorn, dating from 1250: it is the oldest building on the island. You will also come across the oldest lighthouse on the island: Brandaris lighthouse in West-Terschelling is more than 400 years old.

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Holiday on Terschelling - FAQs
How many Belvilla holiday homes can I choose from on Terschelling?

There are 10+ Belvilla houses to choose from on Terschelling.


What are the most important places to visit on Terschelling?

The most important places to visit on Terschelling are Midsland, West aan Zee, Formerum and Frisian Islands.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Terschelling?

Some of the must-try activities on Terschelling are

  • Biking
  • Cycling
  • Nature trail


When is the ideal time to visit Terschelling?

The best time to visit Terschelling is June to August.

How many Belvilla houses can I choose from on Terschelling?

There are 10+ Belvilla houses to choose from on Terschelling.


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