Around New Year’s Eve, a lot of fireworks are being lighted by individuals. Schiermonnikoog allows consumers to light fireworks from 6 pm on December 31st, until 2 am on January 1st.
On other days, consumer fireworks are prohibited on Schiermonnikoog throughout the year. Only professionals with a license may then fire off fireworks.
There are several firework-free zones / areas on Schiermonnikoog. Contrary to what some (national) media suggest, there is no general ban on fireworks for the entire island of Schiermonnikoog on 31 December.
Partly due to the low number of inhabitants, there is relatively little fireworks on Schiermonnikoog on 31 December each year.