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Frequently asked questions about pets - Tourist Information Centre VVV Ameland.

Can my dog run free on Ameland?

Ameland offers wonderful opportunities to walk with your four-legged friend: dogs are therefore very welcome on Ameland.

Since we wish to protect our Ameland nature, a few rules apply.

With the exception of the "groene strand" near Ballum and the bathing beaches at the beach crossings, well-trained dogs may run free on the beaches.

In addition, 3 further run-free zones for dogs have been designated on the island;

  • at the "kwekerijbos" in Nes
  • adjacent to Roosdunen in Ballum
  • next to Koudenburg in Hollum

In all other areas on the island, such as in the forests, dunes, grazing areas, villages, and along the Wad, please keep your dog on a lead.

Please click here for the information leaflet about walking with dogs in nature areas on Ameland.

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