|Shopping|| 300 || m ||Airport|| 175 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 150 || m |
Among nature; On an island; Near water
On Ameland you will immediately experience the nearly indescribable feeling that this place exerts on people. This is undoubtedly related to the island’s unique nature. The abundance of [a variety of plants] is caused by the immense diversity in landscapes. There is also a variety of animals here. Called the “Diamond of the Wadden Sea”, the inhabitants of Ameland are spread among four villages, all of which have been declared a protected townscape: Nes, Hollum, Ballum and Buren. Ameland has great shops, lovely restaurants and cozy cafes. Once on the island you can take part in a range of activities. For example, you can rent horses or bicycles in each of the four villages and explore the island. There are playgrounds, swimming pools, tennis courts, bowling alleys and museums. Whatever you want! If the beach is not appealing because of the day’s weather, you can visit the <strong>nature center in the village of Nes</strong> (9km). It is more than worthwhile for both laymen and nature lovers. Here you can have an up close look at the plants and animals that are common to Ameland. There is also an aquarium with 14-meter-high windows through which man and animal life in the Wadden Sea can be viewed. <strong>Reddingsmuseum Abraham Fock (Abraham Fock Rescue Station Museum) </strong> is located in the former rescue station (0.2 kilometers) and explains the history of the Royal Netherlands Rescue Service. In this museum, visitors, using photos and other articles, get to know the history of the rescue service of Ameland, which was established in 1824. Also unique is the launch of the life boat “Abraham Fock” which utilizes 10 strong horses to bring the boat to the beach (once a month). In short, a wonderful holiday home and plenty of unique opportunities for a fantastic holiday!