The untouched nature of Vlieland

Hiking in Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 429384

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4156 141
12.4 km
03:05 h
704 kcal
36 m
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When you think of the Wadden island of Vlieland, you may immediately think of the beach, but the smallest Wadden island has much more to offer. Admire the historic houses in Oost-Vlieland, the only village on Vlieland, and enjoy the forests and dune areas.

Endless sand and green areas
The western half of Vlieland consists of an extensive sandy plain without vegetation or buildings. This sandy plain is also called the 'Sahara of the far north'. This area is for the most part a military training ground. The eastern part of Vlieland is a lot greener and this is also the area where the only village on the island is located. East Vlieland is the starting point of this walk and from here you walk through the dunes and forests of Vlieland. Enjoy the silence on this Wadden Island, watch the waves that are sometimes rough and get a breath of fresh air on the coast.

Westers bakery
The base of this route is Westers Bakery. Here you can enjoy a nice sandwich, a piece of cake or a cup of coffee. Settle down in the Konditorei and enjoy a sweet treat at the end of your trip. From here you can also try route 429382.

Lighthouse De Vuurduin
Just outside East Vlieland you will find lighthouse De Vuurduin. This lighthouse is only 9.5 meters high and the tower was placed on the island in 1909. Due to its favorable location on the highest dune in the Netherlands, the light from the tower shines 51 meters above sea level, despite the low height of the tower. Have you always wanted to take a look at a lighthouse? Then take a tour of De Vuurduin.
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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Bakkerij Westers (Dorpsstraat, 8899 AL, Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
34 (Postweg, 8899BZ, Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands) 4.62 km
33 (8899BZ, Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands) 4.75 km
Vuurtoren Vuurduin (Vuurtorenpad, 8899AP, Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands) 11.56 km
Bakkerij Westers (Dorpsstraat, 8899 AL, Vlieland, Friesland, The Netherlands) 12.39 km

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