We were in Vlieland on the Frisian islands on our way home with Tarita July 2012. Now coming back 5 years later was a real pleasure. No doubt the marina is busy and crowded but the island and the village is a gem. Everything is reached with bicycle and the beach on the North Sea side is well worth a visit if not to swim then at least watch all kite surfers enjoying the North Sea.
Sailing the inshore waters of Friesland/Wadensee is a way of sailing Scandinavian sailor are not used to. Scattered with sandbanks and a heavy tide some of the traditional Dutch sailingships just hoist up there centerboards and rest on the sandbanks at low tide.