Oerol 2025


Every year, usually in June, the stunning Wadden Island of Terschelling is transformed into a grand stage for theatre, dance, music, and art: the Oerol Festival. This ten-day event is one of the Netherlands' most unique cultural festivals, drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the island annually.

Theatre in the Dunes, Music by the Sea

What makes Oerol stand out is its integration of performances with the landscape of Terschelling. Theatre shows are set amidst the dunes, forests, on the beach, or in one of the old barns. The island itself becomes a vibrant backdrop, merging art and nature into an unforgettable experience.

Diversity of Performances

From intimate music gigs and experimental theatre to large-scale dance performances, Oerol offers a broad spectrum of cultural experiences. The festival showcases both well-established names and emerging talent from both the Netherlands and abroad.

Art Installations and Interactive Experiences

In addition to stage arts, Oerol boasts various art installations scattered across the island. These interactive pieces invite visitors not just to watch, but to engage and immerse themselves in the art.

Tips for Visitors

  1. Book in Advance: Secure your accommodation and festival tickets well ahead of time; due to Oerol's popularity, Terschelling can get fully booked quickly.
  2. Cycle or Walk: Leave your car behind and explore the island by bike or on foot. This is not only eco-friendly but also offers a more intimate experience of the island and the festival.
  3. Plan Ahead: Select the shows you want to see, but also leave room for spontaneity and discovery.

Oerol isn't just a festival; it's an experience where the boundaries between art, nature, and visitors blur. Whether you're a culture enthusiast or simply wish to appreciate the beauty of Terschelling in a unique ambiance, Oerol is an event you shouldn't miss. Let yourself be inspired, amazed, and carried away by the magic of Oerol on Terschelling!


Westerkeyn, Terschelling