Update April 6, 2020
Unfortunately, it has been announced that the Oerol festival will not take place this year. Normally, preparations are currently in full swing. This is now impossible and that is why the organization has chosen not to let it go at all.
Current government measures are through April 28. In principle, we assume that the ships can sail in June. And the sleeping ships will therefore simply be on Terschelling. Of course it will be a different experience for everyone, but fortunately the island has a lot to offer.
Oerol on Terschelling
Hotel Terschelling - Every year the island is changed for ten days into one big stage for theater, dance, street theater, visual arts and music. Hundreds of artists come down to here to present their new acts.
The performances are special, often on the spot, for the unique location on the island, thought. You can see maby different performances: great spectacles mime, intimate musical theater and hilarious circus performances, westerns or interactive installations. And the stage can be anywhere: somewhere in the dunes on the beach, in the woods, dykes, in barns or on the street.
The festival has grown into an international phenomenon with thousands of visitors. You should have seen it once! Many guests come back every year.
Great hotel on the island
During Oerol you can sleep a special hotel stay books. Various charter ships sail specifically to Terschelling to offer extra accommodation options for an attractive price. Book your own room with a made-up bed plus breakfast.
The hotelships are located in the harbor of Terschelling, near the activities in the village. From here you can visit the shows by bike and experience the best atmosphere on the island.
In the unlikely event that a ship can not moor on the shore due to the full port, the ship will anchor at the port entrance. You will then be taken to and from the island with a dinghy. As soon as there is space again, the skipper sails into the harbor. So far this has only occurred once.
Also keep in mind that on Friday a ship can arrive later than 17.00 hours. In that case, you can temporarily store your luggage on another sleeping ship, so that you can start exploring the island.
Slaapschepen.nl also offers the possibility to sail from Harlingen on the Wadden Sea to the festival and back from Terschelling. A few weeks before Oerol starts we know when the ships will make the crossing. Everyone who books a room automatically receives information about this via the mail. You can also travel with Slaapschepen.nl without spending the night. By clicking here you will find an overview of all the sailing packages.
In addition to hotel stays, there are also complete sailing packages. A combination of sailing and a multi-day visit to Terschelling. Also look at Oerol sailing packages.