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To Harlingen

By car
Harlingen is on the A7 motorway Antwerp-Breda-Rotterdam-Den Haag-Amsterdam-Afsuitdijk-Leeuwarden-Groningen.
Coming from the Afsuitdijk or Sneek on the Harlingen bypass the ANWB signposts indicate ‘Harlingen-Havens’.
If you do not take your car to Terschelling you can park it in Harlingen.

By public transport
There are direct bus routes to Harlingen-Haven from Alkmaar, Leeuwarden and Heerenveen. Not all services coincide with the departure times of the boats.
By train, travel to Leeuwarden CS and change there.  Every train to Harlingen goes to  Harlingen-Haven. You can get more information on travel and
departure times from, or call 0900-9292

Parking facilities in Harlingen
Parking garage on the Waddenpromenade
In front of the ferry terminal of Rederij Doeksen. Price for 24 hours: Short parking from €8,70 per day + €4,20 per night.
For further information you can call 0517-420103 or go to

Car park Tsjerk Hiddes
On the Harlingenstraatweg exit “De Witte Kas”. It is not possible to reserve and parking is at your own risk. 
It is 10 minutes from the boat and is manned from 08.00 till 22.00 from then on it has regular control from the Friese Security Guard.
For further information you can call 0517-413527 or 414274 alternately go to  

Car park De Stenenman
Westerdijk 5, manned 24 hours. Undercover parking € 6,00 per day, outside parking €5,00 per day.
Free shuttle service to the boat. More information:

The crossing to Terschelling
Rederij Doeksen provides the ferry crossing to Terschelling on ‘MS Friesland’ ‘MS Midsland or the fast service ‘MS Koegelwieck’. 
We recommend that you book your ticket in advance either by telephone 0900-DOEKSEN (3635736), €0.10 per minute or online via 

It is also possible to book your tickets at the ticket desk. We recommend that you arrive in Harlingen in plenty of time.
The number of car spaces on the boat is limited so early booking is advisable.

Or there is always the exclusive transport, to and from the island with our own boat WestCord Seatender.
Sailing with the WestCord Seatender is an experience.

It is also possible to sail to Terschelling with the sailing boat ‘El Galante’.  A longer travel time needs to be taken into consideration, however, you will experience a very special journey!
For more information go to

Baggage transfer
You can drop off your luggage at Tijs Knop (cycle hire). He takes care of the transportation of your luggage to the hotel.

Transport on Terschelling
Bicycle hire
On arrival you can rent a bike from Tijs Knop, Torenstraat 10 telephone: +31 (0)562-442052 next to the VVV office (tourist information)
telephone: +31 (0) 562-443000. If you have a package booked including bike hire, you can hire a bike on presentation of the cycle coupon
that was sent to you. Your luggage will be delivered to the hotel. You can park your bike in the bike sheds.

By bus
On every ferry or fast boat arrival from Harlingen, there is a bus ready to transport guests to the hotels.
On presentation of your booking conformation you can use this service for free.

By taxi
The taxi’s also leave from the boat. It is possible to book a taxi in advance if travelling with a larger group or have special reasons for needing a taxi. Guests can travel with taxi firm Bakker (telephone: +31 (0)562-442222) for the €6.80 per person from the harbour to the Resort
then from the resort to the harbour on your return journey.

Directions to the Hotels:
Hotel Schylge
When leaving the boat, turn right past the harbour of Terschelling. Follow the road until you reach de Burg. When you reach Heusdenweg turn right
(towards Midsland) and after approximately 300 metres cars can turn right into the parking garage. 
Pedestrians can go straight on where they will see the Resort (300 metres) on the right hand side.

Residentie Boschrijck
When leaving the boat, turn right past the harbour of Terschelling. Follow the road until you reach de Burg. When you reach Heusdenweg turn right (towards Midsland) and after approximately 500 metres you will see Hotel Schylge on your right hand side. 
Turn left onto Europalaan then take the 1st right and then the 3rd right. You will find the Resort after approximately 500 metres on your left hand side.

For more information: Hotels on Terschelling
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