Vlieland is the Wadden Island that is the most remote from the mainland. This quiet island has only one village. The island is largely forested, but also has the eye-catching Vuurboetsduin. This is a forty-metre high dune with a red lighthouse on top. The island is around 12 km in length and no more than 2 km in width.
Highlights of Vlieland
The highlights of the Wadden Island Vlieland are:
- Tromp’s Huys: exhibition on the historic and maritime past of Vlieland,
- Vliehors express: safari in a converted military truck across the sand flats,
- Seal watching: Boat tour on the Wadden Sea.
Here are some last tips before you visit Vlieland. In the first week of September, there’s a great pop festival for all ages called ‘Into The Great Wide Open’. Another tip is to try the culinary speciality of the island, cranberries. Everything imaginable is made with cranberries on Vlieland.