You will not get bored on Ameland. The island is not only known for its beautiful nature and cozy catering, but also for its rich history.
Lighthouse Bornrif, a historic national monument from 1880, is today used as a museum with many hidden stories. Today you can visit the lighthouse and take a look at its outdated spaces. This historic landmark, owned by the Municipality of Ameland, is no less than 55.3 meters high and has 15 floors. The top of the lighthouse is reached by taking 236 steps. Finally at the top you can imagine the daily life of a lighthouse keeper at the time. With a panoramic view you look over the sea, the vast landscape of Ameland and the beautiful Terschelling.
Maritime Center Abraham Fock
The Maritime Center Abraham Fock is a very versatile museum to visit during your stay on Ameland. The museum is also known for the horse rescue boat. A very interesting demonstration where powerful horses work together to assist a lifeboat. Be amazed during the demonstrations that take place on the beach southwest of Hollum. From the dunes you get a perfect picture of how it used to go during rescue operations.
But these spectacular rescues are not all the Maritime Center has to offer. Imagine yourself in the world of radio communications, take a look at the life of a captain, navigating a boat and learn more about strange captain stories. You, but also the children, will remember this indispensable day forever. Experience it all at Abraham Fock, the maritime center on Ameland.
Cultural-historical Museum Sorgdrager
Ameland has a rich history with its own culture. At Cultural History Museum Sorgdrager you can discover what society was like, what the antique furniture looked like at the time. And all that in the attic of the Sorgdragershuuske. The museum, located in the heart of Hollum, gives a new dimension to your stay on the beautiful Ameland.
Corn and mustard mill ‘De Verwachting’
Have you already tasted that delicious Ameland mustard? Which is produced on Ameland soil? The Ameland fields have been sown and cultivated for years to produce that well-known and delicious mustard. The mustard belongs to the Amelands Product, is made from organic ingredients and is characterized by no fewer than 14 different delicious flavors. You can fully witness the interesting process from grinding to jarring the mustard. It guarantees an afternoon of entertainment and taste! And all that at Koren- en mustardmolen De Verwachting.
At the mill you can not only go for the one and only real Ameland mustard. You can also bake a light and tasty cake yourself. At the mill shop there are traditionally made mill products available, which ensure that you will bake the tastiest pancakes and cakes.
Agricultural Beachcombers Museum Swartwoude
Agriculture-Juttermuseum Swartwoude gives you a good idea of the hard work of Ameland farmers. In a synergetic way you will get acquainted with the heavy Ameland peasant life around 1900. Just like then, you will experience that farm life is by no means easy. The industrious farming life was often combined with fishing, hunting and combing.
The beachcombing resulted in unique finds on the beautiful beach of Ameland. After a visit to the Beachcombers Museum, this museum is still seen as one of the most interesting on the island. Many different beautiful beach finds and their special stories can be admired during a pleasant afternoon in the Landbouw-Juttermuseum.
The Bunker Museum has a unique location in the dunes, west of the lighthouse in Hollum. Sit down on the terrace of The Sunset, fill your stomach with a delicious dish from the very diverse menu and then visit the unmanned bunker museum. Very interesting, small-scale, with its own story, unique finds and memorial space. That is what characterizes the Bunker Museum! The stairs that lead you down bring you right in the middle of the rich history of Ameland.
Flour mill De Phenix
Flour mill De Phenix is a well-known attraction in Nes. The old mill, with many serious setbacks, was already in active use in 1629. By means of a discman tour you will receive spoken guidance so that you get a perfect picture of the operation and history of the flour mill. It is in fact still used by hard-working millers, who ensure that rye is processed into an Ameland product, namely rye bread. Be completely surprised by the historical stories that will be told to you.
Nobel Nostalgic Museum
Be amazed by a beautiful collection of antique cars, fashion items, bicycles, musical instruments and household items from the last century, collected by Tjeerd Nobel. See shops, each with its own impressive story. From old-fashioned hairdresser to gas pump. It has all been recreated in the Nobel Nostalgic Museum. Can you imagine what daily life used to look like? The collection can be viewed every day and is also great fun for children.