Active fun on Texel

Get active on Texel

Everything you need for an active holiday!

Like your holidays active? Texel has an amazing variety of activities for you! Always wanted to go skydiving? Or prefer keeping your feet firmly on the ground? How about a round of golf on our golf course in the dunes? And with the sea and vast beach, you really won’t be short of active things to do during your stay on Texel!

The best Texeltips

Texel Half Marathon

Multiple Locations
30-09-2018

Texel’s half marathon starts at the ferry to Texel. Leaving the ferry, the course takes in dunes, beach and woodland to finish in Den Burg. Other distances are 6 or 10 km. The half marathon...

 ... On Texel begins at the ferry and passes lots of amazing wildlife areas. The course ends with a festive welcome in Den Burg. It’s a great spectator event too.

Location: Pontweg 1, Den Hoorn

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Beach Obstacle Run

De Koog
13-10-2018

Sports on the beach? The Beach Obstacle Run on and around the beach of De Koog is the perfect opportunity for this. The marked trail consists of 30 different obstacles that have to be overcome. 

The start of the event will take place at ...

 Pole 20 and the course is set out between Pole 17 and 21. If participation in an obstacle run isn’t your cup of tea, you can also enjoy this event as a spectator and encourage the participants!  

Location: Paal 20, De Koog

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TexelTrail

De Koog
02-02-2019

The TexelTrail is a challenging run through Texel’s rugged dunes. Space, wind and water are typical elements of running through Texel’s countryside. Come and watch! The course is ...

... off-road, with tracks on sand, grass, shell paths and mud. The course runs through De Nederlanden, De Muy, De Slufter, Bleekersvallei and the woodland close to De Koog.

Location: Badweg 33, De Koog

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Super Sunday MTB

Den Burg
10-02-2019

The biggest challenge in cycling is here on Texel! Super Sunday is cycle tour through the farmland, woods and dunes and across the beach. The tour is no less than 100 kilometres! The Super Sunday Texel...

... is now the largest event that also allows for shorter distances, while many mountain-bike riders come for the friendly atmosphere.

Location: Emmalaan 15, Den Burg

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SunBeats

De Koog
13-07-2019

SunBeats is Texel’s big dance happening. Dance barefoot in the sand and enjoy good music with good friends. The line-up is always booming! Many an islander, former islander...

 ... or Texel guest looks forward to the annual SunBeats at Pole 17. What could be better than sun, sand and music with famous DJs at the turntables? The festival is 18+.

Location: Strand Paal 17

Ruyslaan 96, De Koog

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Laser games

De Cocksdorp

De Krim Holiday Park’s laser-game hall is dark, so watch out for obstacles as well as your opponents! Whoever hits your opponents the most often with the laser wins. Playing laser games...

... is exciting family entertainment! But look out! The other team is not the only thing you’re fighting. Technological effects and human imagination are well matched in this futuristic game.

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Mushroom Hunt

De Koog
16-10-2018 - 25-10-2018

Learn all about wild mushrooms on this Mushroom Hunt Excursion led by Arthur Oosterbaan, an expert on mushrooms. There’s so much to see in the wonderful autumn woods and as you wander through them, you...

... will find all sorts of mushrooms: large and small, edible and poisonous. Your guide can tell a lot about them. No dogs allowed; please wear sensible shoes.

Location: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog

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Walking Routes

Multiple Locations

A walk on Texel will produce wide, open views, varied and rich wildlife and lovely, quiet footpaths. The landscape changes from dunes to beach, from meadow to heath and woodland. Many kilometres of footpaths...

...and a wide range of paths are waiting to be explored. The National Forest Service built 180 kilometres of footpaths on Texel. And Society for the Preservation of Nature has very pretty routes too.

Location: Multiple Locations

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Paracentrum

De Cocksdorp

If you’ve ever fancied a parachute jump, come to Paracentrum Texel. Learn to parachute or try a tandem jump. See Texel from a unique angle! Beginners and experienced jumpers...

... are welcome at Paracentrum Texel. Would you dare to try a tandem jump? Complete courses are available, but independent parachuting is an option too.

Location: Postweg 128, De Cocksdorp

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Fitness

De Cocksdorp

If you want to keep fit on holiday, visit the gym at De Krim Holiday Park. The gym at Holiday Park De Krim is open to everyone, even if you are not staying at the park. The gym has...

... weight-lifting equipment for training all muscle groups. There are rowing machines, bikes, elliptical trainers, a treadmill and other gear, including dumbbells, bars, a bench press, etc.

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Texel Links

De Cocksdorp

De Texelse Links is situated in the centre of a beautiful stretch of dunes. The links is open to players of all levels. Book a tee time or take an introductory class. Experienced players and...

... enthusiastic beginners are all welcome to play a round. This exceptional course has dunes, water features and large greens. If you have never played before, take an introductory lesson.

Location: Roggeslootweg 3, De Cocksdorp

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De Koog Stables

De Koog

Fancy galloping through the surf along Texel’s beaches? At Elzenhof and Kikkert stables, you can ride through the woods and along the beach; the littlest ones can go on pony rides. At the stables...

 ... you can learn the basics of horse-riding. If you’re an experienced equestrian, you can take part in one of a whole host of activities at the stables, including rides on the beach and evening rides.

Location: Bosrandweg 252, De Koog

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Zandbank Texel

De Koog

Blokarts, Powerkites, Coastrafts and SUPs: Zandbank Texel has the facilities for really spectacular outdoor activities. Other options include challenging games for groups. Match your strength against...

 ... Texel’s elements. Race Blokart across the sand or venture out on the North Sea in a raft. If you come with a group, you can try Expedition Robinson, the Highland Games or the Myth of Texel. 

Location: Ruyslaan 98, De Koog

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Ponycentrum

De Cocksdorp

Is your child too small for a horse? No problem! At De Krim Holiday Park’s pony centre, your child can take a short ride through the woods while you lead the pony. A lovely woodland ride near...

... the holiday park so your child has fun outdoors with the pony. 

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Surfschool Foamball

De Koog

Learn to surf on the sunniest island with the best swell in the Netherlands at Surfschool Foamball.

Try an (introductory) class or paddleboarding class and discover this great activity. Have you always...

 ... wanted to try surfing? Texel is the best place in the Netherlands for taking a class! Foamball’s dedicated teachers have classes at all levels, for adults and children. 

Location: Paal 19, De Koog

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Swimming Baths

De Cocksdorp

Come and try out De Krim Holiday Park’s new pool area. It has lovely indoor and outdoor pools and several spectacular slides. The eyecatchers are the three interactive waterslides...

... and the whitewater slide. There’s a spraypark and toddling pool for the youngest visitors, so it’s a guarantee for fun.

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Toekomst Dance

De Koog

Step into the future. In the high season, there are performances in De Toekomst every Saturday. Ronnie Flex and Dave Roelvink are just two of the big names who performed in De Toekomst. Go wild in the future...

 ... in De Toekomst every Saturday night. Dance the night away or have a drink! Some of the parties at this venue have themes, the favourites being: Après Ski, Flirt Night, Foam Party and Tropical Dance Party. 

Location: Dorpsstraat 20, De Koog

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Solex Hire

Multiple Locations

Why not explore Texel on a Solex bike, in a group or just the two of you? Rent a Solex for 4 hours or a whole day. From Tuesday to Sunday. Discover how diverse Texel is...

... on a Solex bike. You can cover about 60 km in 4 hours. And you won’t be troubled by the head wind. Another option is the Solex tandem.

Location: Postweg 79/83, De Cocksdorp

Maricoweg 4, Den Burg

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MTB route

De Cocksdorp

Texel is a great place for MTB biking. A challenging MTB route leads through De Dennen woods in National Park Duinen van Texel. De Dennen’s MTB route is about 8 km...

... of rugged biking. This technically challenging route features short, tight bends along bumpy, narrow paths with sand or deep hollows every now and then.

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Farmers Golf

Oosterend

Farmers golf will get you out in the open, where you can enjoy great views, cows and physical activity. Armed with a clog on a stick, try to knock the ball into the holes...

... This 9-hole course is shared by grazing cattle. This links features natural obstacles, including the inner dyke, the cow tunnel and the water, of course! It’s a real rural challenge

Location: Zwinweg 1, Oosterend 

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Bruuzer

Den Burg

The Bruuzer is a high-performance boat offers spectacular trips around Texel’s coast. Try the RIB experience, watch for seals and discover the beauty of the Wadden area. With this super-fast RIB...

 ... you’ll speed across the waves. Get your kicks as you feel the full force of this powerboat. The Bruuzer can also be hired to take you Den Helder, Vlieland and Terschelling.

Location: Maricoweg 8, Den Burg

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De Eilander

De Cocksdorp

Beyond a doubt, sailing a catamaran is the most awesome kind of sailing, particularly when you are speeding at force 5 and 40 km/h across the water. Even if you prefer to take things more slowly...

... sailing in a catamaran is an unparalleled experience. Everyone is welcome at De Eilander: young, old, experienced or new to the sport. De Eilander offers a varied range of classes and courses.

Location: De Volharding 6, De Cocksdorp

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Karting Texel

Den Burg

Challenging bends, high speeds, a long straight stretch and the smell of rubber on tarmac: go gokarting in Den Burg on the 525-metre outdoor track! At Karting Texel’s circuit park, you can...

... go karting, kids’ karting, miniature golf, eat and drink, play in the playground and relax in the sun in the picnic meadow. There’s something for everyone!

Location: Akenbuurt 14, Den Burg

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Kitesurf Texel

De Koog

If you’ve ever wanted to try kitesurfing, come to Kitesurf Texel. This school offers a range of classes which teach you the basics. If you are already familiar with this sport, you can hire the equipment...

... Learn to kitesurf on lovely Texel. Follow courses of 1, 2, 3 or 4 days at Kitesurf Texel. Individual lessons are also available while experienced kitesurfers have the chance to learn fab “tricks”.

Location: Paal 17, De Koog

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Climbing Gym

De Cocksdorp

Klimmen Enzo offers adventure at great heights! The 4 and 8-metre walls mean there is something for everyone; the whole family (you must be at least 1.30m) can have fun here. Klimmen Enzo is located on...

... De Krim Holiday Park; everyone is welcome, even if you are not staying at the park. This 4-wall climbing gym offers about 2 hours of entertainment.

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Miniature Golf

De Cocksdorp

De Krim Holiday Park’s indoor miniature golf course has glow-in-the-dark effects: the holes, walls and obstacles give light in the dark. The course’s theme is: An underwater world...

 ... Glow-in-the-dark miniature golf - could it be any cooler? Miniature golf has never been so much fun! To make this game even more spectacular, wear white or fluorescent clothes or 3-D glasses. 

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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Bike Routes

De Cocksdorp, De Koog, Den Hoorn, Den Burg, De Waal, Oudeschild, Oosterend

Texel has a large network of cycle junctions - ideal for creating your own route. Information panels with a map of the network are dotted about the island. The cycle junction network...

... is easy to use: hop on you bike and follow the signs from one numbered junction to the next. You decide on the route and the number of kilometres.

Location: De Cocksdorp, De Koog, Den Hoorn, Den Burg, De Waal, Oudeschild, Oosterend

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All prices of 2019 include VAT, reservation fee, final cleaning and bedlinen for the 1st person (holiday homes/furnished tents). The prices do not include the mandatory linen for the 2nd person, which cost € 8.95 pp - (holiday homes/furnished tents) evenas the tourist tax of €1.85 that is charged per night, up to 7 nights. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

All prices of 2019 include VAT, reservation fee, final cleaning and bedlinen for the 1st person (holiday homes/furnished tents). The prices do not include the mandatory linen for the 2nd person, which cost € 8.95 pp - (holiday homes/furnished tents) evenas the tourist tax of €1.85 that is charged per night, up to 7 nights. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

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