Visit the Wadden islands!

Holwerd is 45 minutes by car from the hotel. From there you can take the ferry to Ameland or Schiermonnikoog. From Holwerd you can reach Ameland in about an hour, and Schiermonnikoog in 45 minutes. These two islands are really worth a visit, if only to experience the island feeling.

Ameland has everything!

The island of Ameland is diverse in nature. You will find dunes, beach, forest, mudflats and vast meadows. Don't forget to visit the cozy villages of Nes and Hollum and of course climb the lighthouse! You can enjoy cycling on Ameland. Did you know that Ameland has 100 kilometers of cycle paths? Enough to do! Want to recover from your bike ride? Beachclub The Sunset & beach club Sjoerd Ameland are really the places where you can have a delicious lunch, dinner or just enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and cake. It is possible to take your car on the ferry to Ameland, other than Schiermonnikoog.

Schiermonnikoog: tranquility & unspoiled nature

Schiermonnikoog is smaller than Ameland, and there is an enormous peace. This is partly because visitors to the island have to leave their car behind in Holwerd. Board the ferry and leave the hustle and bustle of the mainland behind as you set sail for this gem between the Wadden Islands. And did you know that Schiermonnikoog has two lighthouses: the white one and the red one. Only the red lighthouse is still in function on the Wadden Island.

The unspoiled nature is beautiful and especially bird watchers and peace seekers are at the right place here. Schiermonnikoog has an excellent network of foot, cycle and equestrian trails. Really the perfect island to spend a day!

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Hotel Drachten and the Wadden Islands

Would you like to visit one of the Wadden Islands during your stay in Drachten? Of course you can! Book an overnight stay in one of our hotel rooms and relax in our Van der Valk Hotel Drachten after a day full of activities on one of the Wadden Islands.

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Van der Valk Texel

Did you know that a Van der Valk branch has also been located on Texel since 2021? Van der Valk Hotel Texel - De Koog is located near the seaside resort of De Koog. Here you will experience the tranquility of nature, you can walk to the sea in 30 minutes and you will be in De Koog within 10 minutes by bike. Texel is the largest Dutch Wadden Island and large enough to spend a weekend or week.