It is smaller than Schiermonnikoog, lacks the beautiful villages of Ameland and the rest of Vlieland, yet Borkum, the German island off the coast of Groningen, a visit more than worthwhile. Additionally Borkum for many residents of Northern and Eastern Netherlands without a doubt one of the most accessible Wadden Islands.
Catamaran Nordlicht towards the EemshavenAan the end of the highway N33 is the Eemshaven, where German shipping company AG Ems Borkum speed. The huge parking lot are not only Dutch car ?? s, but also a large number of German, because many Eastern neighbors is the route through the Eemshaven the quickest route to the mainland. Contrary to what the giant parking lot suggests, it is possible to bring your own car to the island. 50 minutes after departure puts the boat in the ferry port on the southeastern tip of Borkum, offering pedestrians a train leaves for the town of Borkum. For those traveling with children, only makes all the combination of sail and ride the train for a successful day.
The characteristic 'Strandzelte'
On the border of dunes and cultivated land for those who want to explore the island, there is a network of hiking and cycling trails, with a total length of 130 kilometers. Who's bicycle trails Schiermonnikoog or Ameland is accustomed must Borkum occasionally brisk steps, because the paths carry dune and dune off. Who does not bring your own bike, can come from anywhere in the village on a bicycle. Who on spec came to the island, could face during the high season with landlords who do not cycle anymore, but whose appeals to companies outside of the center, has a good chance to still on a bike. The cycling and hiking trails are well maintained and make the island easily accessible. If you have cycled around the island, it is possible to see the island also from a different side: are organized tours around the island by ship Wappen von Borkum.
Borkum, the German island off the Dutch coast