Baaiduinen is a small old hamlet under the smoke of Midsland that lies in the middle of Terschelling.
On January 1, 2018, the village had 107 inhabitants. Baaiduinen is surrounded by a number of small but much older settlements, Kinnum, Kaard and Horp. Baaiduinen is considered the youngest village in Terschelling and was only recognized as an independent settlement in the nineteenth century.
The village consists of a row of old Terschellinger farms on either side of the main road. Most farms have been rebuilt for the benefit of tourism. Livestock farming has traditionally been the main source of income. Nowadays there are few livestock farmers in Baaiduinen and tourism is the main source of income.
To the north of Baaiduinen is a vast polder area with the name "het Hoge Land". In the middle of the High Country lies the Korea forest, which was created in 1953 with the main purpose of providing employment. Terschelling is therefore one of the few Wadden Islands with a real forest.
The Stryper Wyfke is a legend that takes place on Terschelling in 1666. An old woman protects the island from further looting by rising English soldiers.
According to the legend, after the looting of West Terschelling, the soldiers wanted to continue running eastward across the island that year. Gradually the graveyard in the fog with its gravestones and burials appeared in the distance. The English, however, suspected a Dutch reinforcement.
Asked a passing old woman what it was in the distance, the soldiers answered: "They are hundreds, but thousands." The English then fled and left the island.