West-Terschelling

West-Terschelling (West Frisian: West-Skylge) is the largest village on Terschelling in the province Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 2,602 in January 2017.[1]

West-Terschelling

West-Skylge
Village
View from the harbour
View from the harbour
Location of the village on Terschelling
Location of the village on Terschelling
West-Terschelling is located in Netherlands
West-Terschelling
West-Terschelling
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 5°12′56″E / 53.36083°N 5.21556°E / 53.36083; 5.21556
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityTerschelling Terschelling
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total2,602
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8881
Dialing code0562

The skyline of the village is dominated by the Brandaris lighthouse, the village had also been named Sint Brandariusparochie, Sint-Brandariuskerke and just Brandaris in earlier centuries.

HistoryEdit

The town was burned by the English Navy in 1666, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, in an event referred to as "Holmes's Bonfire".

A pub was named after the Oka 18, a ship that sank near Formerum.

Museums and monumentsEdit

West Terschelling has 110 rijksmonuments.[2]

There is a museum about the last voyage of Willem Barentsz, 't Behouden Huys.[3]

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Municipality guide Terschelling 2005-2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bevolkingscijfers - Terschelling (in Dutch)
  2. ^ "Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed". Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  3. ^ "Museum 't Behouden Huys | Museum ‛t Behouden Huys". behouden-huys.nl. Retrieved 2020-02-08.