A visit to one of the Western Frisian Islands(the Northern Islands belong to Germany...) can absolutely be' recommended. May I suggest Vlieland? 41 sq km, 1100-1200 inhabitants, beautiful, peaceful AND nearly car-free (just some cars permitted locals). Ferry MF Flieland from Harlingen, nomally about 2 pm, return about 11 am, travel time 90-100 minutes. (Please check details, phone +31-900-363-5736.) About 65 EUR/100 USD for return ticket, adult + bicycle. Hourly Arriva-train from Leeuwarden to Harlingen Haven (harbour).
Accomodation? Camping Stortemelk, phone +31-562-451-225. Bring your own tent or rent a prepaired two bedroom (four persons) Cabanon-safaritent. Use your sleeping bag or pre-book bedsheets from "t servicepunt", phone +31-562-453-360 (2pm-5pm GMT+2)
It should alsom be considered making av visit to Terschelling, a more burstling island with about 10000 inhabitants. MF Vlieland makes a daily trip, phone +31-900-63-5736 for details). Buren hotel is recommended, phone +31-562-442-226 for details. Double/twin-bedded rooms 110-140 EUR/160-200 USD/night. No camping/hostel.
And don't forget Harlingen (monuments, old warehouse "Blauwe Hand "or "Blue Hand" and lighthouse) and Groningen (student city, cartoon museeum, "Gold office", Martini tower - and canoe tour around the city centre, phone +31-881-198-860). Nice budget place to stay in Groningen is University Hotel, a part of the University (phone 0031-503-113-424), campsite Stadspark suitable when having a tent (phone +31-505-251-624).
Hourly train Rotterdam-Groningen and Groningen-Leeuwarden. over 5 years agoAnswered by Europe via WorldNomads.com
And, did you go overthere? Enjoyed it?
I'm sorry to read this question just now...
We could have welcomed you at the nicest place to stay in The North and as a local sent you to the isles and tell about the best places to eat....
Maybe next time?
Greetings Bianca from Binneninn.nl almost 5 years ago