On Vlieland, there are various sporting activities to do, both on land and on water. For example, you can enjoy cycling, hiking, horseback riding and golf in beautiful natural surroundings. There are also several water sports to practice, such as surfing, sailing and kite surfing. Moreover, on Vlieland you can also play tennis, archery and miniature golf. So there is something for everyone!
Vlieland Outdoor Center
The Vlieland Outdoor Center is the place for those looking for action and adventure. It is a great place for both adults and children to engage in various outdoor activities. The center offers a wide range of sports, including laser gaming, blokarting, kite surfing, hand archery, wakeboarding, rafting, beach golf and wave surfing.
The Outdoor Center's experienced instructors are available year-round to teach lessons and rent equipment. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, everyone can come here. The instructors give personal guidance and ensure that everyone can exercise safely and with pleasure.
During the summer vacations, there is an added bonus: the Vlieland Outdoor Center booth north of the beach pavilion 't Badhuys. Here you can enjoy the sun and the sea all day and challenge yourself with the various sports the center offers. Moreover, there is always a cozy atmosphere and you can visit the pavilion for a snack and a drink.
Blokarting across the beach
The North Sea beach of Vlieland offers perfect conditions for blokarting, a spectacular activity suitable for young and old. With a blokart, a three-wheeled baby carriage with a sail, you race across the beach at speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour! This activity is perfect for adrenaline junkies and adventurous families looking for an exciting experience.
At the Vlieland Outdoor Center, you can rent blokarts and get a quick introduction from the experienced instructors. They will prepare everything for you for a safe and exciting ride. For the safety of the participants, blokart sessions are not organized in case of too strong winds or unfavorable weather conditions. It is possible for children from 8 years old to blokart, in strong winds from 12 years old.
So what are you waiting for? Rent a blokart at Vlieland Outdoor Center and race across Vlieland's North Sea beach while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea. It is an unforgettable experience not to be missed!
Kitesurfing over the waves
Vlieland is an excellent location to go kitesurfing. The beach is long and wide enough to fully enjoy this spectacular sport. The Vlieland Outdoor Center offers kitesurfing lessons to ensure you learn the proper techniques to safely and enjoy kitesurfing. Their instructors have years of experience and are well trained to teach you the intricacies of kitesurfing.
The Vlieland Outdoor Center offers both private lessons and group lessons. Private lessons are ideal if you are a beginner and need extra attention and guidance. Group lessons allow you to enjoy the sport with other enthusiastic kitesurfers and learn from each other.
Kitesurfing lessons are usually offered during the summer months of July and August, when weather conditions are most favorable. During the lessons you will learn not only the basics of kitesurfing, but also important safety aspects and rules on the water. After all, your and others' safety is paramount in this sport.
Want to go kitesurfing yourself, but don't have your own equipment? No problem. The Vlieland Outdoor Center also rents out all the necessary kitesurfing equipment, so you can hit the water right away. With the right guidance and equipment you can kitesurf with confidence and fun on Vlieland!
Canoeing in the surf
Take on the challenge and brave the waves of the North Sea in a canoe when the wind is tight! At the Vlieland Outdoor Center you will be equipped with a wetsuit and life jacket and learn all about the currents, weather and paddling techniques needed to navigate through the waves. After this introduction, you will get to work yourself and experience what it's like to conquer the waves with your canoe. And don't worry if you flip over, the sit-on-top canoe is designed to keep you safe in the water and easy to climb back onto the canoe.