Vlieland is one of the five Wadden Islands; the country's five northern isles in the shallow Waddenzee stretch in an arc from Texel to Schiermonnikoog. They are important bird-breeding grounds and provide an escape for stressed southerners who want to touch roots with nature. Texel is the largest and most populated island - it has 24km of beaches. Terschelling is known as a good-time isle, while Vlieland has more of a family atmosphere.
The harbour has great facilities but is packed during summer holidays. Unfortunately you can't book a mooring place in advance.