Taking your car or motorbike to Terschelling or Vlieland

Cars can be transported exclusively on our regular ferry service; the fast ferry cannot transport any cars. Tickets cannot only be booked in advance.

Taking your car to Vlieland

Vlieland is a car-free zone and that means in principle you are not allowed to take motorized vehicles to Vlieland. If you still want to take your car, motorbike or scooter, then you should request a so-called T-exemption from the municipality of Vlieland prior to your trip. Check for more information on the procedure on www.vlieland.nl. If you do have an exemption, you can then book a place for your car, motorbike or scooter on the ferry by telephone.


Taking several cars?

Are you intending to take several cars? Then make a separate reservation for each vehicle. Do take into account that every reservation should include at least one person (driver).



Firmly park your motorbike. Rederij Doeksen is not eligible for possible damage, if your motorbike should fall over aboard the ferry.

Trailers to Vlieland

Motorized vehicles are not allowed on Vlieland, the exception being if you are in possession of a B-exemption (islanders) or a T-exemption (temporary exemption visitors). You are, however, allowed to take a trailer (if it is used for recreative purposes such as transporting tents / luggage) to the island. The maximum width of a trailer is 2 metres. You can book a trailer only by telephone 088-9000205.


Disabled people

If you have difficulty walking or if you use a wheelchair and you need help in boarding and leaving the ferry, report this to our employees. They will be happy to be of service to you.



Rederij Doeksen does not provide transport from the ferry to your accommodation. You will arrange transport from the ferry to your destination on Vlieland with either your accommodation provider or luggage transporters Wietze de Boer or Zeelen.

Crossing with Rederij Doeksen


To make sure the embarkation proceeds as pleasantly and quickly as possible, we have the following recommendations:

  • Make sure you are present in the terminal at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
  • On arrival in Harlingen, you will report to the car check-in point of Rederij Doeksen. At the mini roundabout you will take the first right turn.
  • At the car check-in point your reservation is checked. If your car is longer or shorter than indicated in your reservation, your reservation is adjusted.
  • On the basis of the size of your car, your car will be positioned for embarkation. The employee will indicate in which queue you can park your cark.
  • We advise fellow passengers to enter throught the terminal. Don’t forget to take your ferry ticket. In connection with safety, we will limit the number of passengers on the car decks in this way. The terminal is heated, smokefree and provided with free wifi. You will also find free (disabled) toilet facilities, a babyroom, catering and a shop there.
  • Your ticket will be scanned manually by one of our employees.
  • You will park your car according to to the instructions given by our employee aboard ship.
Go for a long weekend to the Islands
Go for a long weekend to the Islands
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