The island of Terschelling.

Dr. Koop spent part of every summer, while growing up, on this island off the northwest coast of the Netherlands  (www.terschelling.net/).  It is composed of fishing villages, farmland, forests, dunes and beaches.  There are many bicycle and hiking paths covering the island to allow for a very close look.

Approaching the main fishing village of West-Terschelling by ferry from the mainland.
The lighthouse, named the Brandaris, was built in the 12th century.
The fishing fleet and sailing ships
The dunes with wild heather.
The town of Hoorn where Dr. Koop's family has a small vacation house (or "huisje"), named "Hjeljoun".

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