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Ameland's lively main town is a starting point par excellence. A village once dominated by sturdy commanders. Captains of the whaling trade left their mark on the streetscape. Characteristic houses from the 17th and 18th centuries still breathe the glory days of hunting in the northern ice seas.

Tip: pay attention to the 'mouse teeth' in the gables. Two ledges of pointed stones in a commander's house, one less row for the mate. But Nes is much more than historical tribute.

Nes, the main town of Ameland, has many wonderful sights. Take the ferry pier and marina, for example. The marina is open from 1 April to 1 November and is accessible for small ships. Due to the shallow depth at the harbour entrance, 0.60-0.80 metres at low tide, the harbour is not suitable for large vessels. Feast your eyes on the many beautiful ships and boats.