Surrounded by the “Poelen” (ponds) and the “Sneekermeer” (lake), lies the picturesque island village of Terherne. It can only be reached by one road with two bridges that connect the village with the outside world:
Island in the Frisian Lakes
The enclave in the little heart of the Frisian lake areas has existed for almost a thousand years. A sand ridge, called the Gravinneweg, was an ideal place to live for fishermen and boatmen. Later they were joined by the Komelkers, smallholders, who would collect grass and hay from the little islands in the Terhernster and Terkaplester Poelen with their flatboats. Around 1960 a new lock was built at the side of the Sneekermeer. During this the process, part of the sand ridge was excavated, which led to the creation of the beach of Terherne.
The inhabitants of Terherne have welcomed many guests for years and years: hotel guests, water sportsmen / women, campers and guests who rented holiday homes.