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Welcome to... Ameland! A beautiful island in our Wadden Sea that you definitely shouldn't miss. This island, known for its natural beauty and diverse activities, attracts thousands of visitors annually. Discover what it has to offer and why you should spend your next vacation here. We'll tell you all about it!

How to get to Ameland?

Never visited the Wadden Islands before? We'll tell you how to get to Ameland. Simply take the ferry from the port of Holwerd. Worried about the long travel time? No need! The boat offers a beautiful journey over the Wadden Sea with fantastic views. Make sure to plan your trip in advance, as the popularity of Ameland can make the ferry busy.
Why is the ferry to Ameland so expensive? The costs for the ferry can vary based on various factors such as travel time, season, vehicle type, and the chosen service. Check the rates and availability beforehand to avoid disappointment and find the best deals. We can assure you: it's more than worth it all!

What to do on Ameland?

Ameland is known for its numerous activities for all ages. Whether you're a fan of water sports, hiking, cycling, or just relaxing on the beach, it has something for everyone. We'll tell you what to do on Ameland!

Ameland beach

Ameland Beach is an ideal destination for relaxation and water sports. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, surf, play beach volleyball, or walk along the shore, it offers endless possibilities for fun and relaxation.
While you're at the beach, also visit the historic lighthouse 'De Griffel' for breathtaking views of the island and the surrounding sea. It's not just an activity but also a beautiful landmark.

Hiking and Cycling

Have you had enough of the beach and want something more active? On Ameland, you can enjoy hiking and cycling. Explore the beautiful nature through the many walking and cycling paths crisscrossing the island. You don't need to bring your own bike; you can rent one there!

Shopping on Ameland

Ameland has charming shops and boutiques where you can buy souvenirs and find local products. From handmade items to unique clothing, the island offers great shopping opportunities to take home memories.


In addition to the beautiful beaches and activities, Ameland also has some sights to explore, with the lighthouse 'De Griffel' being one of them. For those interested in the island's rich history, there's the historic Molen van Hollum, where you can learn more about traditional mill technology. Moreover, the villages and historic buildings scattered across the island are incredibly fun to explore.


The dining options on Ameland are diverse and delicious. Step into Het Witte Paard, and it feels like you're in 1777—until you get the menu, and you're back in the present. Enjoy local products with a matching wine. Or head to Nobel Restaurant Ameland and experience global flavors, wine on the table, and top-notch service.
Of course, you can also go for the tasty Italian Il Vulcano to enjoy in the atmospheric restaurant or on the cozy terrace. Takeout is also possible. Taste the unique flavors of Ameland and indulge in a culinary experience.

Renting a Holiday Home

Want to make your stay on Ameland unforgettable? Consider renting a holiday home from Welcome.in. Our extensive selection of holiday homes offers comfort and convenience so you can fully enjoy your stay on the island. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly cottage, a romantic cottage, or a luxurious villa, Welcome.in has the perfect accommodation for your needs. Check out our wide range of holiday homes here! You'll feel at home right away.