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Holiday houses on the West Frisian Islands & holiday apartments on the West Frisian Islands

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Exploring the off the grid attractions in the West Frisian Islands

Located in the Wadden Sea, the West Frisian Islands are a chain of islands in the Netherlands. The sparsely populated islands are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great destination for holidaymakers who seek peace and solitude. Access to the islands is an adventure itself with mud flat hiking the primary mode of transportation in many of them.

Things to do on the West Frisian Islands

Each island has its own unique character based on its landscape, history and the different recreational activities available. Whichever island holidaymakers choose to book a holiday house or holiday apartment on frequent boats and ferries make exploring the region a breeze. Texel Island is a popular choice of holiday rental destination due to its many events and sightseeing opportunities. Visitors can enjoy the Dunes of Texel a national park with an exhibition devoted to underwater life and take pictures of the Moai style statue on Eierland Polder. Many visitors choose to rent a holiday home during the Round Texel Race, the largest catamaran race in the world, or the Ouwe Sundeklaas, a traditional costume festival for children. In addition to Ameland and Schiermonnikoog, Vlieland is another popular holiday rental destination in the West Frisian Islands. Despite being the remotest island in the chain, many visitors choose a holiday home on Vlieland for its historic buildings and the astonishing Vuurboetsduin, a high dune featuring a red lighthouse on top. Holidaymakers can choose an off the grid holiday house or holiday apartment in the woods or along the mudflats.

When to visit the West Frisian Islands

Holiday rental is popular amongst holidaymakers during the summer. From late May to August the weather is warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 22°C. Summer months are ideal for boat trips and other recreational activities. Popular outdoor activities include bird watching in the nature reserves, sunbathing on one of the beaches and cycling, making the West Frisian Islands an ideal place to rent a holiday house and relax in the heart of nature.

The top rated locations on the West Frisian Islands

  1. Buren
  2. Hollum
  3. De Koog
  4. De Cocksdorp

  • Property no. 770025
    from USD 390
    for 1 week

    Hollum, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 32 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi, dishwasher, sea approx. 1 km, sauna,
  • Property no. 1225582
    from USD 1,542
    for 1 week

    De Koog, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), cable TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 1.5 km,
  • Property no. 1601422
    + 4 more
    from USD 559
    for 1 week

    De Koog, West Frisian Islands

    Studio for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 34 m², 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, Wifi, dishwasher, beach approx. 700 m
    There are 4 further property types with 4 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 681845
    from USD 578
    for 1 week

    Buren, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 75 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 500 m
    4.5 out of 5
    13 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1190758
    from USD 1,399
    for 1 week

    De Koog, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    Approx. 324 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi, washing machine, beach approx. 300 m, sauna,
  • Property no. 1168845
    from USD 516
    for 1 week

    Ballum, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 115 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), cable TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, beach approx. 1.2 km,
    4.3 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 931656

    De Cocksdorp, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 55 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), non-smoking property,
    4.6 out of 5
    5 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 875359
    + 1 more
    from USD 364
    for 1 week

    Ballum, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 35 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), cable TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 2 km,
    4.4 out of 5
    23 Customer reviews
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 313217
    + 115 more

    De Cocksdorp, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 49 m², pets are allowed (on request)
    5.0 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1509913
    from USD 649
    for 1 week

    De Cocksdorp, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), TV, Wifi, dishwasher, sea approx. 1 km
  • Property no. 1477689
    from USD 716
    for 1 week

    De Cocksdorp, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 2.2 km, sea approx. 800 m
  • Property no. 1460048
    from USD 2,520
    for 1 week

    De Cocksdorp, West Frisian Islands

    Holiday home for max. 10 persons

    Approx. 280 m², 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 1 km, sauna
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