What to do on Vlieland

What to do on Vlieland

What to do on Vlieland? The island of Vlieland is a popular destination and despite the nickname Vliebiza (derived from Ibiza) there are activities for all ages. Are you looking for relaxation? Go cycling or hiking to enjoy the beautiful Vlieland nature. With only 36 square kilometers, the island is the smallest inhabited island of the Netherlands and there are therefore relatively few tourists. Are you visiting the island with children? Take them to the lighthouse or the exciting escape room.

What to do on Vlieland? Spotting seals!

Seal watching is a popular activity on Vlieland for all age groups. A boat will bring you towards the seals so you can watch them as close as possible, when they are laying in the sun on a sandbar.

What to do on Vlieland? Seal watching!
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One of the nicest Vlieland activities: the lighthouse

When you walk all the way up in the lighthouse of Vlieland you can enjoy a beautiful view over the island. The tower stands on a forty meter high dune and when the weather is clear the neighbouring Wadden islands Texel and Terschelling can be seen.

The Vliehors Expres is a perfect example of what to do on Vlieland

On Vlieland there is a sand plain that is nicknamed the Sahara of the North, a vast area of no less than 20 square kilometers. The Vliehors Expres company offers trips with a big truck to this sand plain almost on a daily basis. Along the way there is much to see.

Horseback riding on the beaches of Vlieland

Relax during a beautiful horseback ride on the beaches or through the forests and dunes of Vlieland. Horseback riding on Vlieland is possible via the many bridle paths that can be found all over the island. This activity is fun for all ages. You can ride horses under the guidance of experienced riders on Vlieland.

Yoga and surfing on Vlieland

A very hip activity to do is yoga and surfing. You can both relax and be active during a weekend holiday through provider Surfana. In addition, tasty and healthy food is also offered, just like enjoying the relaxed beach life where everything is allowed and nothing is required. You can spend the night in different ways, from a tipi tent to tent houses. The mini vacation starts on Friday when you arrive by the Vlieland ferry at the island. That evening you can meet the other participants. The activities mainly take place on Saturdays.

Cycling on Vlieland

Cycling on Vlieland is a relaxing activity since Vlieland is a car-free island. There are more than 26 kilometers of cycle paths, all over the island, for you to discover. This way you can explore the island via the various cycle routes. Read more about cycling on Vlieland.

Escaperoom Vlieland

What to do on Vlieland when it rains… go on an exciting adventure in an escape room! In the escape room on Vlieland you must find the solution to a game within the available time and together with your teammates. All kinds of hidden clues can be found in the escape room to help you solve the puzzle. Check out escaperoomvlieland.com for more info.