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“Mass processing and poor horses”

Puur Terschelling - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Terschelling
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a family farm on the island “Terschelling” in the Netherlands. The farm has sheep and horses. Moreover, we are participating in the sustainability of Terschelling. We would like to welcome you as a guest at one of our activities or in our apartment “Puur Slapen” for 4 persons. The activities that we organize are; Covered wagon trips through the dunes, forest, cranberry fields, beach and the European nature reserve: “Boschplaat”. Horse back rides on Friesian horses through the dunes, forest, cranberry fields and beach for beginners and advanced horse riders. Donkey back rides (for little children) through the dunes and locals make a 2.5 hour walking tour with a GPS. Wadlopen on the UNESCO Waddensea. During this walk you will see, feel, taste and experience the uniqueness and the beauty of the Waddensea. This nature reserve is ruled and owned by the high and low tides. Which makes it a must to participate in one of our walks through the mudflats and the salt marshes at the Boschplaat and brought back with the lounge wagon. Land Rover 4x4 from 1 October to 1 April is it possible to make a 4x4 ride at the beach of Terschelling with a private driver. At Puur Terschelling we can speak English. For further questions, please let us know. (Together we can arrange/make a programme for during your stay at Terschelling.)
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are a lot of horse ranches on Terschelling, but this is the only one who made the step to modern corporate identity and internet booking of rooms, rides and covered wagon drives. Everything is optimized to touristic mass processing to increase the profit.
On the other hand it looses a lot of naturalness what we were looking for living on a ranch and riding horses. Too many tourists, poor horses and too young instructors, replacing experienced (more cost-intensive) instructors by walkie talkies with head sets, which have to be worn while riding. We felt like in the office.
Terschelling is nice. But there are a lot of naturally charming ranches, too.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Puur T, Eigenaar at Puur Terschelling - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Hausrenovierung, Thank you for your review. Although we are doubting if you speak out of your experience, because you do not have any profile picture and we can not find your booking within our system. But of course we take every review serious. Puur Terschelling has animal welfare and safety as key drivers, which are also acknowledge by different external organisations like the FNRS and KWP. These organisations are proving that Puur Terschelling is scoring high in all aspects of welfare and safety for the horses and guests. Furthermore, the 'too many tourists' where you are talking about is not familiar with us, because of our maximum of 6 persons within one group. Which is according to us not many. Anno 2017, we choose for indeed an own booking system. Not to have a modern corporate identity, but to be able to spend more time with our guests and horses.
On top of that, all our instructeurs are certificate according the Dutch rules and regulations, where age does not play any role. We choose indeed for communication devices, because this helps when the wind is too hard on the beach to hear the instructeur loud and clear. You mentioned to have the feeling of being at the office and we total understand this with the way you provide your review to us, because this is exactly the way of communicating with each other at the office. To not communicate your dissatisfaction about Puur Terschelling with one of our instructeurs during the 30 minutes closing afterwards, but to put it anonymous online on Social media.
Kind regards,
Team Puur Terschelling

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

The covered wqgon ride goes through different island terrains - woods, bogs, dunes, grasslands, and beaches. Visually it is stunning. Additionally, the company on the wagon is cheerful. I speak Dutch, but in Holland almost everyone speaks English - so Dutch is not required for a great time.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MargaretMaugenest
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

We took the horse wagon riding tour, which took us through the forests, beaches and dunes of the east of Terschelling. The guide, and horse driver, a young women, told us everything about the Terschellinger culture, the nature, how we as humans shaped it, along with anecdotes. Truly enjoyed the tour. Coffee and tea was served at the beach.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Friendly staff and well located office. Good ideas for holidays, had a nice chat with the person in charge and suggested some activities for the next day. Prices are reasonable, affordable and quite fair. Large selection and wide range of products.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank cecilia1234cd
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Terschelling is a beautiful island and Puur Terschelling covered-wagon ride through the farm, woods, cranberry bog (yes, it's called the cranberry isle), dunes to the North Sea beaches is a delight. Once at the beach, the Friesian horses pull a seine net behind the wagon catching shrimp and crabs to the squealing delight of the children aboard. If you go to the Wadman isles, ya gotta take this ride. Charming family business.

Date of experience: July 2013
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