The West Frisian islands are a series to islands on the North Sea, situated in the northwest of the Dutch coast. Island hopping is made possible here thanks to regular and efficient ferries travelling from island to island. Cycling is hugely popular amongst people staying in West Frisian islands holiday lettings. This is a great way to see a whole island, or several, in just a short space of time. The regular ferries mean it may be possible to make a day trip to one of the islands. For example, if you are staying in Groningen, it may be easy to get to Texel or Vlieland, for example. But with so much to do on each of the islands, there is a lot to be said for renting a West Frisian islands holiday home and having an entire holiday here – you won't be short of things to see and do no matter how long your stay is.
Reasons to visit and stay in a West Frisian islands holiday letting
The thing that makes these islands so special is their exceptional natural beauty and landscapes. Dunes, fauna, pastureland and spectacular costlines are not uncommon sights on these islands, not to mention the occasional forest land. Accordingly, walking and cycling are often on the tourist itinerary. Watersports are also a possibility, from windsurfing to kite-surfing. So these islands are perfect for active recreation, but also for simply relaxing and appreciating the majesty of mother nature. There is also a scarcety of cars on the islands, making it even more peaceful and giving you some healthy country air.
Did you know? Frisian dialects are spoken on many of these islands. These languages are the most closely related to English. Sadly, they are being used less and less due to the convenience of Dutch and English as languages for tourists. So learn some Frisian before you come to your West Frisian islands holiday rental and really impress the locals!