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One of the larger of the Freisan Islands at 16x5 km. Apart from cars owned by the 950 residents, vehicles cannot be taken on to the island.
The island consists mostly of shifting sand dunes and salt marshes, the rest is agricultural farmland.
Gulls, terns, spoonbills and harriers, all breed in good numbers.
Many species of wader use the salt marshes for feeding during their winter migration.
Birds you can see here include:
History and Use
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
Ferries to the island sail from Lauwersoog.