Holidays for the whole family
Forests, dunes, beach, moors, polders … Texel is the Netherlands in miniature. Due to the wide variety, there is something for everyone. The crossing from Den Helder to Texel takes +/- 30 minutes. Texel is the largest and most versatile Wadden island in the Netherlands. The island has seven villages with a total population of approximately 15,000.
You will not be bored on Texel. Walking, cycling, skydiving, lying on the beach, catamaran sailing or just sitting with a book on one of the many terraces: everything is possible.
De Cocksdorp is the northernmost village on Texel. Various restaurants and shops, including a supermarket and post office, are available. In high season there is a “Durpermarkt” every Thursday.
The lighthouse and the beach are about 3 km from De Cocksdorp. There is also a sailing school on the beach and from here you can make the crossing to Vlieland.
De Koog is the seaside resort of Texel. Especially in summer, the nightlife takes place here. In addition to the beach, you will find many terraces and shops here. In the summer there is a street fair every Tuesday afternoon. Near the Koog you will find the seal sanctuary Ecomare.
Den Burg is the capital of Texel. Here are also most of the shops. There is a market every Monday morning and a folkloric market on Wednesday afternoons in the summer months. In Den Burg is a cinema, outdoor swimming pool and library and many dining options.
Den Hoorn is a small village where you will find many monumental buildings. There are some restaurants. A special experience a cabaret dinner in theater restaurant Klif 12. Near the beach you can take a look at an old lookout. In the high season there is a market every Thursday in Hoornder.
The many monumental buildings form the character of Oosterend. Oosterend is notable for its many churches. You can also visit the oldest church on Texel. Or just take a seat on one of the pleasant terraces. In the summer months, there is a flea market every two weeks on Saturday morning.
Oudeschild is the fishing village of the island. From the harbor you can also take a trip with a shrimp cutter or a seal tour. You can also visit the Maritime and Beachcombing Museum or take a look at how the Texeler duvets are made.
Arrival port of the ferry from Den Helder. The Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) is housed at ‘t Horntje. At ‘t Horntje you will find a bus station and taxi place, but you can also rent a bicycle.
Paal 21 the child-friendly beach of Texel
At the Beach Pavilion Beach-Inn you will find the peace and tranquility on the beach that someone also deserves when he/she is on vacation. Furthermore, all facilities are available for a great beach day.