Living folklore: Horses and ponies run according to age-old tradition through the sand-covered Oosterburen in Midsland. The riders are dressed in white with yellow clogs and trot around the street without a saddle.
Sint Jan will take place in 2020 on Thursday 25 June.
Hard trotting is from 2 p.m. to around 5 p.m.
In the evening at 8 p.m. there is the traditional living chair dance under the church.
- For children
Activities and sports
- Horseback riding
Map & surrounding area
The second largest village is located near the centre of the island. Old Terschelling can be found in the shopping area around Meslânzer Church. This cosy village, with its rich history, is a beautiful place to enjoy spending a several hours. Shops of all shapes and sizes nestle behind the facades of the many national listed buildings. There are too many to mention here, so we suggest you take your time for a nice look around. Alternatively, go dancing, relax on a terrace, or enjoy some good food, as there’s more than enough choice.