Discover Schiermonnikoog of course

  • The Netherlands
  • Friesland
  • Schiermonnikoog
  • 18.27 km (Approximately 01:04 u)
  • Cycling route 115398

Discover Schiermonnikoog of course

  • The Netherlands
  • Friesland
  • Schiermonnikoog
  • 18.27 km (Approximately 01:04 u)
  • Cycling route 115398
Get to know all the beauty that Schiermonnikoog has to offer with this unique cycling route. Especially the versatile nature on'Schier\\\' is definitely worth a visit. From salt marshes to wide beaches, dense forests, sand dunes and the Westerplas full of birds, you will find it all here.

Into the dunes
The starting point of this route is right in the center of Schiermonnikoog at the tourist office. From here you cycle past the sights of the Whale Jaws, the statue of the Schiere Monnik and the island houses on the Langestreek. Then you cycle into the peaceful nature of the island. From slightly higher dunes you can enjoy a beautiful view of the island and the Wadden. You will also pass the Bunker Museum Schlei and the Bunker Wassermann. Learn about the island's history during World War II here. Another attraction on this route is the Noordertoren. You can see this lighthouse appearing in the landscape from afar. This tower still functions as a beacon of light.

bird watching
Then you cycle along the Westerplas back to the center of Schiermonnikoog. Do you like bird watching? Then make use of the bird hide at the Westerplas and search the water for special bird species without disturbing them in their activities.

Resting on the dike
On the last part of the route, take a seat on the Bank van Banck and rest for a while. This sofa was built on the favorite spot on the dike of mr. JE Banck. He was the owner of the island between 1859 and 1878 and he had this dike built to protect the village against the raging sea.

Directions

# Description Distance
VVV Schiermonnikoog (9166, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Walviskaken (Walviskaak, 9166, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.07 km
Standbeeld de Schiere Monnik (De Schiere Monnik, 9166 LX, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.15 km
Bakens het Willemsduin en de Kobbeduinen (Jacobus Klein, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 5.15 km
Bunkermuseum Schlei (Prins Bernhardweg, 9166 SH, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 8.12 km
Bunker Wassermann (Wassermann, 9166 SH, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 9.52 km

Sights

Walviskaken

Walviskaak
9166 Schiermonnikoog

After the war, many islanders went to the South Pole for whaling. The jaws on the Willemshof are a 'souvenir', taken during one of these trips.

Standbeeld de Schiere Monnik

De Schiere Monnik
9166 LX Schiermonnikoog

Martin van Waning made a bronze sculpture of the Schiere Monk in 1961.

Bakens het Willemsduin en de Kobbeduinen

Jacobus Klein
Schiermonnikoog

The beacons of the Kobbeduinen and the Willemsduin are located in the salt marsh. These are triangular structures that used to guide ships on the tidal flats.

Bunkermuseum Schlei

Prins Bernhardweg 3A
9166 SH Schiermonnikoog

Bunker Museum Schlei tells the history of Schiermonnikoog during the Second World War. From the museum, excursions are organized around the island along bunkers and other remains of the war.

Bunker Wassermann

Wassermann 1A
9166 SH Schiermonnikoog

The Wassermann is one of the many bunkers that the Germans built on the island during the Second World War. The bunker was part of the Atlantic Wall.

Noordertoren

Noordertoren
9166RJ Schiermonnikoog

Of the two lighthouses on Schiermonnikoog, only the red Noordertoren currently functions as a beacon of light. Weather reports for coastal waters are also provided from the tower.

Westerplas met vogelkijkhut

Schiermonnikoog - Westerplas - Vogelkijkhut
9166LT Schiermonnikoog

This freshwater lake is a source for birds and a wonderful place for bird watchers.

Bank van Banck

Melle Grietjespad
9166LT Schiermonnikoog

From 1859 to 1878 mr. JE Banck owned the island. He protected the village against the raging sea by building a dike. Nowadays there is a stone bench in his favorite spot on the dike.

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