Places of interest
Schiermonnikoog has many great sights which tell the story of the island’s rich history.
Schiermonnikoog has two lighthouses, a white one and a red one. Only the red lighthouse (the Noordertoren/ North-tower) is still in use and is manned 24 hours a day.
The marina is located on the south side of the island. This used to be the main harbour.
Walviskaak (the Whale Jaw)
In the centre of the village, the bottom jaw of a blue whale can be found.
The Statue of the Monk
In memory of the monks, a statue was created in 1961 by artist Martin van Waning and placed in the centre of the village.
War cemetery Vredenhof
The cemetery has graves for soldiers from Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Great-Britain and Polen.
Bird watching hut
In 2008 the bird watching hut was built with support from funds raised due to the island taking part in an election of the most beautiful place in the Netherlands.
Schiermonnikoog’s coastline has been marked for the past 150 years by black and red beach poles.