The far most eastern part of Ameland is only accessible by bike or by foot. Over here, nature rules, it’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful, even in winter time. Far away from motorised traffic and buildings, here we can find the highest dunes from Ameland. 24 meters above sea level is Het Oerd. Here one has an unobstructed view in every direction.
Explore Het Oerd
Nature reserve Het Oerd is an old overgrown dune area with several high dunes and moisty dune valleys. From the high dunes you have a beautiful view over the vegetated mudflats close by, where thousands of birds rest at high tide.
In the eastern old dunes of Het Oerd the herring gull is strongly represented. There is a colony of over 3.300 couples. The surroundings are ideal for the blue and brown harrier. Other common breeding birds are eider, shelduck, curluw, pied avocet, tern, wheatear and grasshopper warbler.
Obviously National Geographic wants us to know they’ve found this spot too.