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Oerol Theatre scenery
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West-Terschelling, the largest of the island's villages, is the port of call for the ferry from the mainland. Here, as in Midsland, typical facades of former Commodores' dwellings recall the Golden Age of international commerce and whaling. Over 600 wild plants species do well on Terschelling: some orchid varieties you see here in May-June are rather rare at this degree of latitude. The Boschplaat, where the water from the Wadden Sea often penetrates deep into the salt marshes and mud flats, offers its characteristic tide vegetation: sea coral, sea aster and sea lavender.
What cannot be found on any of the other Dutch Wadden islands, are the cranberry or American fen-berry bogs; the berries are incorporated in various typical Terschelling products.
The tourist season spreads from june to september. Every year in mid june, there is the eccentric festival called Oerol ('everywhere', in dialect). Check the [Festivals] section for details.