Jutten is in the Terschellinger blood. In a heavy storm, the eyes are directed to the beach. Throughout history, the sea brought a lot to the island. A source of products and stories.
Guusjen! That is the cry with which the islanders rush to the beach when a ship has come into heavy weather. To properly understand the jut fever, you have to go back in history. When the island did not yet have any tourism, people had to live off the land and seafaring. As soon as something washed ashore - especially wood - people reacted like crazy. Because that is some building material for houses and farms. Many shipwrecks have been converted into farms. The names of stranded ships can also be found all over the island.
Tales from the beach
Come and jut some stories with Eilandmeisje in Oosterend.
Treasures from the sea
Visit the Wreck Museum. This fun museum is home to countless objects from the sea and many stories. As a wreck diver, Hille van Dieren has collected everything from wrecks and jut finds. From portholes of the OKA 18 to crockery from the Thasos, you can see it all here. Part of the farm itself was built with wreckage from the Cyprian.
Also 't Behouden Huys has a special collection that you can admire.
Of course jut fever still runs through our blood. In 2019 it only became painfully clear that in addition to valuable items, an enormous amount of garbage can wash ashore. Modern beachcombing is therefore also called Environmentalcombing. That means: cleaning up the beach together and making sure you leave the island even more beautiful. Pick up a garbage bag at a beach crossing or go on a jut excursion. Everyone can participate. Fun, useful and educational.
The red gold
The cranberry is also essentially a jut product, although the beachcomber who found the barrel of berries was not at all happy about it. He thought he had found a nice wine but it turned out te be sour berries. Grumpy, he kicked the barrel into the dunes. There the berries found fertile soil and now we can enjoy many cranberry delicacies on Terschelling.
There is much to see and to discover. Come get a breath of fresh air and create beautiful memories.
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