Texel, here you will find more!
Wadden Island Texel is a versatile holiday destination where every tourist feels at home. Whether you like to be active outside, prefer to sit on the terrace with a good book, or enjoy a cozy terrace and eat out, everything is possible. In a nutshell, we take you along the wide variety of activities and possibilities that Texel offers throughout the year. And nice to know: Texel is fantastic in every season. Every season offers different sights and possibilities.
Nowhere in the Netherlands can you find so many different landscapes in such a limited area as on Texel. Expansive white sandy beaches (more than 30 kilometers!), mudflats, more than 40 nature reserves, wet and dry dune valleys, forest and meadows full of (rare) wild flowers and birds. Beautiful cycling and walking routes run through most nature reserves. Tip: go on an excursion. A guide will tell you fun facts about the area in question.
Texel is the ultimate outdoor sports island. On land, at sea and in the air: whatever you choose, it is possible on Texel! A mountain bike route of more than 100 kilometers runs across the island, there are dozens of beautiful trails and hiking trails, you can e-skate, fly a kite, stand up paddle, kite, swim, sail with a fast rib, parachute, take a scenic flight, play golf and much more do fun. There is over 140 kilometers of cycle paths all over Texel.
Child and dog friendly
Do you have any young children? Texel is also a great destination for them. Cuddling lambs, walking the Sommeltjespad, watching seals, eating pancakes or playing in the forest playgrounds.
Even if the dog is with you, it really has a holiday: nowhere in the Netherlands are so many places where your four-legged friend can run free. Dogs are allowed in some of our accommodations.
Texel has seven villages: Den Burg, De Koog, Den Hoorn, De Waal, Oudeschild, Oosterend and De Cocksdorp. Each village has its own characteristics. They are all worth visiting. In Den Burg and De Koog you can enjoy fun shopping. In all villages there are cozy terraces for a stopover.
Looking for the unknown? We are happy to tell you more about our favorite places on the island. Insider tips that will make your Texel holiday even more fun! Feel free to ask us about it.
So much to do
There is so much to do on Texel that you can easily do something different every day. Or if you come back more often: with every visit there is something new to experience. Visit the seals in Ecomare, take a boat trip, discover what special things wash up on the beaches in Juttersmuseum Flora or delve into the history of the island in one of the museums Kaap Skil, Waelstee or the Aviation and War Museum. Are you an art lover? There are dozens of galleries on Texel.
For Burgundians and culinary gourmets
You can eat well on the island in all price ranges. From a freshly baked portion of kibbeling on the harbor to an eight-course dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant Bij Jef in Den Hoorn. And everything in between. Texel has a large number of excellent restaurants. Many catering entrepreneurs mainly use products from the island and thereby contribute to sustainability and a conscious approach to the environment and living environment. Texel has a large number of delicious local products, such as lamb, Texel beer, potatoes and (salty) vegetables.