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Nature

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Terschelling is rich in beautiful nature reserves

The Wadden Island Terschelling has beautiful nature reserves and serves as a habitat for a unique array of plants and animals. In 2009, the Wadden Sea was included by UNESCO in the World Heritage list. But the Boschplaat and the Noordsvaarder are also on the same UNESCO World Heritage list. Numerous bird and animal species live and forage on Terschelling. At our reception, you can get a free brochure with the names and images of all these bird and animal species, so you can easily recognize them in the wild. It is not without reason that Terschelling very popular among real nature lovers!

  1. World Heritage site Boschplaat
  2. Discover the various plant species
  3. Book an excursion and discover for yourself

Boschplaat

Perhaps one of the most famous nature reserves on Terschelling is the Boschplaat. This nature reserve includes a vast area located in the eastern part of the island. The Boschplaat is an important breeding ground for all kinds of bird species. The salt marsh area along the Wadden Sea is the habitat of the gull and the spoonbill. Different types of terns live on the Koffieboonplaat. Every year, during the spring and autumn, large groups of migratory birds visit the Boschplaat during the trip to their breeding or wintering area.

The Boschplaat is a unique area for bird spotters. But the nature reserve is also very suitable for a relaxing walk. Take into account the breeding season of different birds, since not all areas are then accessible to the public.

Nature reserve de Boschplaat  🌿

Noordsvaarder

In the western part of the Wadden Island is the Noordsvaarder, a beautiful nature reserve with various forms of vegetation. It has been a State Nature Monument since 1924 and serves as a habitat for various bird species, including the Kentish Plover and the Hen Harrier. Rare plant species have also taken root in the extensive area, such as Liparis loeselii and the grass of Parnassus.

Seinpaalduin

The Seinpaalduin is named after the pole that used to be used to inform ships when a storm was coming. The Seinpaalduin is located in the western part of Terschelling and is also the highest dune on the island. For centuries, this dune has been protecting the inhabitants of the island from the rising water. From here, you also have a beautiful view over the Wadden Sea on one side and the Noordsvaarder and North Sea on the other.

Cranberries

More than a hundred years ago, a barrel washed up along the coast of Terschelling... This is how the story of the cranberry begins, which is now seen as the number one delicacy of the island. The berries grow very well in the acidic, moist soil of our Wadden Island. They have been grown (organically) here for years. Pure cranberry juice is beneficial for the functioning of the kidneys, among other things. In addition, it is very tasty in a cup of tea or a glass of liqueur and is used by the Terschelling chefs to garnish dishes, or as a delicious sauce with served game species.

For delicious cranberry treats, you can visit the Bessenschuur, Eilandwinkel Wuxalia or the Cranberry Lekkernijwinkel. Here you will find the perfect souvenir to take home!

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