The history of Terschelling goes back to the Middle Ages when a sandbank and an existing island merged. Afer having been in various different hands, Terschelling became a part of Friesland during the Second World War, which makes it presently a Frisian island.
The island of Terschelling is excellently suited to a long holiday, a weekend away, or just a daytrip to the beach. The beach, dunes, the forest and the polders form the characteristic scenery of Terschelling. It is this natural scenery that provides the untold possibilities the island offers.