on the way to the beach
to the west you have a clear view of Terschelling's eastcoast
The lighthouse was manned till 2003, then automation took over
there are 236 stairs to the top.
yes, the lighthouse is open to the public. Sorry, no elevator
Beachclub The Sunset
the cutter OL2, de Volharding from Oostdongeradeel is fishing close to the beach
the view to the north
West Ameland
The west coast of Ameland is one long and  broad beach behind hilly dunes covered with waving marram grass.
 
Several well maintained paths criss cross the dunes and invite you to explore the area, either on foot or by bike.
 
From within a copse of hardy conifers towers the Bornrif lighthouse from 1880, a solid steel structure with a total height of 55 meters.
The lighthouse is open to the public and features a room with a lighthouse guard and his instruments, depicting the time before 2003 when the lighthouse was stil manned.
 
Once you have scaled the 236 stairs to the top you are rewarded with great panoramas of the North Sea, the dunes, the beach and the nearby village of Hollum, with 1400 locals Ameland's largest village.
Weather permitted, 4 km to the west you can see Oosterend naturepark of nearby Terschelling, a sister Wadden Island.
To the south is the skyline of the Frisian mainland, 12 km away. 
 
The Hollumer Beach is an ideal place to let the wind clear your head, or you can hit a ball at the nearby golf course.
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the lighthouse rises from a small copse, called the Hollumer Bosch
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bikes are ideal to explore the Hollumer Dunes
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the quickest way down is barred. Most people do not mind....
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Hollum shows up to the south, on the horizon the Frisian mainland
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it is a bit windy but that blanket looks way overdone
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