10 Things to Do in Terschelling That You Shouldn't Miss

December 26, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Terschelling (Dutch pronunciation: [tɛrˈsxɛlɪŋ] ( listen); West Frisian: Skylge; Terschelling dialect: Schylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. It is situated between the islands of Vlieland and Ameland.
Restaurants in Terschelling

1. Bunkers Terschelling

Tigerpad 5, 8881 GB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 850 732
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Bunkers Terschelling

Reviewed By Akxsel - Rotterdam

The island of Terschelling has dozens and dozens of German bunkers. If you love this, go visit all of them. If not, please evade (they are hidden anyway).

2. Wrakkenmuseum

13 Formerum Zuid, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 449 305
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4 based on 68 reviews

Wrakkenmuseum

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This museum shows items from ship wrecks, mostly from around Terschelling. Some things washed ashore, many items were retrieved by diving operations. Many small items transported by ships, many items belonging to the ships themselves, up to cannons and submarine towers, and also some parts of war planes. There are also items on display from some shipwrecks at other places around the world. The Dutch descriptions provide the necessary background information. Everything looks a bit shabby and rusty, as it should. Great place to spend an hour or two when on the island, also to have a drink. The museum is a bit similar to the beach combing museum on Texel, but smaller, and it does not have complete ships.

3. Museum 't Behouden Huys

Commandeurstraat 30-32, 8881 BB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 442 389
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Museum 't Behouden Huys

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Museum "t Behouden Huys" is small but well worth a visit.I enjoyed the exhibit about the local history of the charming island of Terschelling.A replica of the wooden cabin where some 17th century Dutch explorers survived the polar-bears and sub-zero frozen world of Nova Zembla is also on show.Museumjaarkaart gratis otherwise a 6-7euro entrance fee.
As the weather was very windy and rainy the museum was a welcome respite from the elements for me.

4. Brandaris

Brandarisstraat 2, 8881 AW, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Brandaris

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Brandaris Lighthouse was build in 1594 after the former 2 towers(build in 1323;financed by the city of Kampen) were destroyed by the sea (1570)and collapsed by construction failure(1592).I enjoyed looking down on the tower and "West Terschelling" village from the dunes at"Kaaps Duin"and "Seinpaal Duin".The lighthouse can no longer be climbed for the view but the view from the high dunes of "Kaaps Duin" was good enough for me.
Sint Brandarius was the Medieval name for "West Terschelling " village and the lighthouse now remembers the former historic name of the village.

5. Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat

Oosterend 2, 8897 HZ, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 442 948
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5 based on 9 reviews

Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat

Reviewed By HennySchaijk - Groningen Province, The Netherlands

De Boschplaat is altijd mooi, s'zomers, 's winters en daartussen. Dag, nacht en daartussen. 's nachts is het extra bijzonder, zeker als het helder is. de sterrenhemel dient zich dan overvloedig aan.

6. Oerol Festival

Zuid Midslandweg, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Oerol Festival

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Oerol is a great festival to explore theater. The island environment with its dunes provides a great atmosphere. The big drawback is that tickets for most Performances sell out rapidly. Most of them cost 13 euros, some 15 or 9. I advise anyone to rent a bike upon arrival in West-Terschelling.

7. Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak

Kooiweg 3, 8896 JL Hoorn, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 448 107
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5 based on 6 reviews

Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak

Reviewed By schooljuffrouw

Vandaag met de kleinkinderen hier naar toe geweest. Voor een kleine bijdrage zijn er allerlei activiteiten te doen. De kids hebben de kalfjes en de lammetjes de fles gegeven. Ze hebben boter gemaakt, gereden op de pony en de verschillende dieren geaaid. Ook hebben we er heerlijke zelfgemaakte mon chou taart gegeten en binnen zijn er ook spelletjes te doen en boeken gelezen. Voor alle kinderen een geweldige boerderij om heen te gaan
Ook is er een landbouw museum om even nog rond te kijken. Houd er wel rekening mee dat ze op maandag gesloten zijn.

8. Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap

Burgemeester Reedekerstraat 11, 8881 BZ West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 442 390
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4 based on 12 reviews

Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap

Reviewed By Urssie - Arnhem, The Netherlands

We liepen er toevalling langs. Van buiten ziet het er niet zo aantrekkelijk uit, maar binnen is er een grote collectie van (opgezette) eilanddieren, informatie en een mooie film over het eilandleven waarin nog eens wordt benadrukt dat een deel van Terschelling Werelderfgoed is. Leuk voor een paar uur. Er is geen mogelijkheid om koffie te drinken.

9. Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling

Dorpstraat 27, 8896 JA, Terschelling, The Netherlands +31 562 448 412
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5 based on 4 reviews

Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

This lovely old church dates back to the 13th century. Wow! It has three kind of forms, semi-roundish, rectangular and square. It is worth your visit.

10. Noordkaap

Oosterend, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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4 based on 6 reviews

Noordkaap

Reviewed By Raimund L - Hengelo, The Netherlands

A "rather simple" 1,5 x man high monument marks the most northerly point on Mainland Netherlands. Obviously one of the four extreme points on the Mainland.
The monument is located about a 100 meters from the road. Accessible by bike or on foot only (wheelchair might be a challenge). At the end of the road (on which you can park your vehicle) the is a plaque with some text (beware: the plaque has two sides, on the front: a story about a crashed WW2 bomber on the backside: the Noordkaap info).
5 minutes at the monument is plenty, combine it with a visit to Eemshaven or a good walk on the dike.
Next to the monument there is another little monument remembering a crashed WW2 bomber.
Curiously named the same (in Dutch) as the Northcape in Norway.

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