Schiermonnikoog is an island in the northern Netherlands. It is one of the “Waddeneilanden” and my most favourite one. It is car free, it has the widest beaches of Europe and is not that touristic as some of the other islands.
The island is 9.9 miles long and 2.5 miles wide and is the site of the Netherlands’ first national park. The only village on the island is also called Schiermonnikoog. Just around 832 people permanently live on the island.
Bicycle and walking path through the Western Dunes to the Lighthouse
At low tide the ships in Marina fall dry.
On my way to the Eastern part of the island. The eastern part of the island forms an important nature reserve, with access very restricted during the breeding season of the many birds that nest there.
Horses on the Western part near the lake.
At low tide it is possible to take a ride with the Balgexpress to the Balg. This is only possible at low tide because with flood the whole area belongs to the sea again. The Balg is at the North-Eastern side of the island .
Beach at the North side of the island.
Entrance to the beach at the West side. The most perfect place to watch the day end.