Places of interest
Schiermonnikoog has a large number of sights that tell the rich history of the island. On this page you will find a selection of these sights.
Schiermonnikoog has two lighthouses, a white one and a red one. Only the red lighthouse is still in use and is manned 24 hours a day.
Walviskaak (the Whale Jaw)
In the centre of the village, the bottom jaw of a blue whale can be found.
Schiermonnikoog’s coastline has been marked for the past 150 years by black and red beach poles.
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.
Bank van Banck
At Mr Banck’s favourite viewing point on the sea wall, a stone bench was built, looking out over the beautiful views of the Wadden sea.