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Travel info Vlieland

To Harlingen



Harlingen is located on the A7 motorway Antwerp-Breda-Rotterdam-The Hague-Amsterdam-Afsluitdijk-HARLINGEN-Leeuwarden-Groningen. The Harlingen bypass is indicated on the ANWB signs for the exit ‘Harlingen-Havens’. On Vlieland no cars are allowed. You need to park your car in Harlingen. For information about parking in Harlingen on

Public transport

There are direct bus routes to Harlingen-Haven from Alkmaar, Leeuwarden and Heerenveen. Not all services connected to the departure of the boats. By train you travel to Leeuwarden CS, here you have to go to Harlingen-Haven. For more information on travel and departure times, please call: 0900-9292 or go to or

Quiet start to your trip? Or missed the boat?

Within 20 minutes we can take you from our WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden to Harlingen Harbor. Book our special rates for overnight. Ask about the possibilities on 058-233 49 00 or by e-mail:


Parking in Harlingen


Parking garage on the Wadden Promenade

This car park is in front of the ferry terminal of Rederij Doeksen. Price for this 24-hour garage: short-term parking from €6,20 per day + € 3,10 per night. For information you can call 0517-420103 or visit

Parking ‘Tjerk Hiddes’

This parking lot is located on the Harlingerstraatweg exit ‘De Witte Kas’. From €4,10 per day. It is not possible to reserve in advance. Parking in this area is at your own risk. From the car park it is a 10 minute walk to the boat. It is monitored from 8:00 until 22:00, then there is regular monitoring by the Frisian security service. For information you can call 0517-413527 or visit

Autostalling the Stenenman

This car park is located on the Westerzeedijk 5. They provide 24-hour surveillance. Covered parking costs €5 per calendar day, outdoor parking costs €4 per calendar day. Free shuttle to the boat. More info:

The crossing to Vlieland

Rederij Doeksen provides the ferry crossing to Vlieland with ‘MS Vlieland’ or the fast boat ‘MS Koegelwieck’. We recommend you to book your boat ticket in advance. This can be done by calling 0900-3635736 (€0,10 per minute) or online via It is also possible to buy boat tickets at the counter. Given the distance from the parking we advise you to be on time in Harlingen and first unload the luggage at the departure hall of Rederij Doeksen.

The ferries

By ferry ‘MS Vlieland’ you’ll sail for about a 1,5 hour to Vlieland. On the boat is a self-service buffet available. The express boat ‘MS Koegelwieck’ has a crossing time of 45 minutes, if it sails straight to Vlieland. Some services go through Terschelling, crossing time takes approximately 80 minutes. On the ‘MS Koegelwieck’ is no restoratant, it is also not allowed to consume food or drink.

Or hop exclusive to and from the island, with WestCord’s own ship, the WestCord Seatender.

Sail to Vlieland

It is also possible to sailing to make the crossing to Vlieland with the sailing boat ‘El Galante. You will have to take into account a longer journey, but you will experience a very special voyage! Visit for more information.

Travel info WestCord Hotel de Wadden

Hotel De Wadden is within walking distance of the harbor of Vlieland. Within 5 minutes you walk to the hotel! The luggage can be delivered, it will be brought for you to the hotel.

Travel info Hotel de Wadden

Travel info WestCord Strandhotel Seeduyn

You can reach Strandhotel Seeduyn by foot or by bus (free). It's a nice walk, so when the weather allows it: enjoy a beautiful walk! The luggage can be delivered, it will be brought for you to the hotel.

Travel info Strandhotel Seeduyn

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