Activities which are still possible on the Wadden  Ameland- Tourist Information Centre (VVV) Ameland

Activities which are still possible on Ameland

Of course these are strange times. As a result of the corona virus, there are no organised (group) activities on Ameland and all public buildings such as museums and swimming pools are closed. Fortunately, there are enough activities which remain possible on Ameland. Please review our suggestions below:

  • Take a hike through the woods, dunes and nature on the island.
    For children the "Krûmeltjesspoor" (meaning: path for little kids) in Ballum is recommended. The forest in Hollum includes a duck pond and a variety of playground equipment. Or how about recreation area De Vleijen in Nes? In addition there are various hiking routes through the island's nature areas.
  • Outdoor company Ameland Adventure is open for various activities, such as blokarting, power kiting, archery and GPS tours. Of course according to the rules of the RIVM.
  • Horseback riding is also possible on Ameland. Contact one of the riding stables and, for example, take a wonderful ride outside!
  • Would you like to go on a Mudflat excursion, Eco-Safari or a tour through the duck decoy? Then book a private guide through the Amelander Musea on 0031519-542737.
  • The Ameland museums are closed, but that does not mean that you cannot check out the lighthouse of Ameland, the whale jaws ("kakebienen') of museum Sorgdrager and the large blue whale of the nature centre in Nes. Get on your bike and go all out taking creative pictures!
  • If you like to completely relax with a facial, massage or yoga, please review the options here.
  • Vacation can also mean sleeping in. Take a quick trip alone to the supermarket or the bakery and find yourself a delicious breakfast. Start the day off well!
  • Make sure that you are out of bed by about 06:30 hour in the morning to be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise! Hint: observe sunrise at the eastern side of Ameland. From the dike you have an especially good view.
  • Viewing sunset is of course also possible. Around 20:40 hour the sun sets at the western side of the island. The beach of Hollum or the dike are locations that lend themselves perfectly for this occasion.
  • Pick up your bike and discover the island! Cycle through the villages, along the wad and through the dunes. And along the way stop to enjoy birds, deer, the view or just to take a break. Everything about cycling on Ameland you read here.
  • Nature area 't Oerd is a beautiful area on the east side from the island. From the high dune on the Oerd you have a good view of the salt marshes, dunes, the wad and the beach.
  • Spot historic houses in the village Hollum. These houses, "commandeurswoningen" (Commanders' houses), were built in the time of whaling, around 1650 - 1800. You recognise the commanders' houses from the old facades, which display e.g. teeth of mice and ankers on the facades.
  • Or stroll through the other villages on the island. Ballum with its rich past, the castle of the Van Cammingha's was there, the versatility of Nes or take a picture in Buren with Rixt van het Oerd. Don't forget to take a look at the shops. Keep in mind that you need to make an appointment before you can visit one of the stores. 
  • Chase down statues on Ameland and look for the story behind them. In each village on the island you will be able to find one or more statues.
  • Visit the beach. Even though the sun does not shine each day, also with less pleasant weather you can go out for a dose of fresh air, searching shells, and building sand castles.
  • Take a look at the businesses which enable you to get a snack, warm drink or dinner as a takeaway 

Have fun on Ameland.

Activities which are still possible on Ameland

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