Discover De Koog

and surroundings

De Koog

The seaside resort of De Koog has a cosy shopping centre, lots of lovely restaurants and entertainment facilities. From the beach, you can walk straight into the charming Dorpsstraat for a stroll, relax at a pavement café, go shopping or enjoy a delicious meal or fun day (or night) out.

Discover De Koog and surroundings

Galerie Posthuys

Galerie Posthuys

De Koog

Galerie Posthuys presents the work of about fifty artists every Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00 hours. There will be solo presentations and themed exhibitions. In addition, a large variety can be seen...

...on the one hundred works wall. In the summer and autumn of 2019 pastels and paintings will be on display as well as En Plein Air, ceramics and aqualels in Fruit & Vegetables and the exhibition Moon by Lenneke Saraber.  

Location: Brink 14, De Koog  

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog is Texel’s seaside resort. It’s a bustling village, close to the beach, with lots of shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Summer nights in De Koog are...

... For partying. The village also frequently hosts fun events.

Location: De Koog

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De Dennen

De Dennen

De Koog

Mention Texel and beaches and dunes are the first things that come to mind. However, Texel has some beautiful woodland: De Dennen It’s great place for walks or bike rides. As well walking or biking in De Dennen...

... you can play and have picnics too. There’s a barbecue area, an MTB route and woodland playgrounds for the kids. The Alloopath is a wheelchair walk. 

Location: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog

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Surfschool Foamball

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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Sommeltjespad

Sommeltjespad

De Koog

Take the Sommeltjespad through De Dennen. You’re sure to meet Sommeltjes on a lovely woodland walk; these gnomes show children the way to the playgrounds on your walk. Sommeltjes are...

... Texel’s own gnomes, who come to life at night and dance on Sommeltjesberg. In the daytime, they turn to stone and guide children along the Sommeltjespad. If you look carefully, you can Sommeltjes everywhere.

Location: Pelikaanweg, De Koog

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De Koog Stables

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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Jan Plezier

Jan Plezier

De Koog

Jan Plezier’s covered waggon tours offer lovely trips across Texel, travelling through varied landscapes with heath, moist dune valleys, dry dunes, woods and wide beaches. See Texel’s...

...countryside from a covered waggon drawn by Belgian cart horses. This 3-hour covered waggon tour takes in the wildlife areas of De Nederlanden, De Muy, De Slufter and the beach, woods and dunes.

Location: Nikadel, De Koog

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Toekomst Dance

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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Zandbank Texel

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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Kitesurf Texel

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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Calidris

Calidris

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

Bird expert Klaas de Jong shows you a large variety of birds in the loveliest parts of Texel’s countryside. Calidris is specialised in customised bird-watching excursions. These safaris are suitable for...

... people who love birds and prefer small groups. Choose between a half-day and a whole day safari, a weekend and midweek. You will be collected from your holiday address.

Location: Texel

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Ecomare

Ecomare

De Koog

Ecomare offers many things to experience such as the seal rescue station, a nature museum, an aquarium, a dune park and an observatory. Ecomare wants to playfully educate people about the importance of nature...

...and how to protect it. Especially the feedings of the seals are a highlight for young and old. Seals, porpoises, fish and birds are only some of the animals that you can find at Ecomare. 

Location: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog

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Bike Routes

Bike Routes

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

140 km of bicycle paths lead across the island and offer the best possibility to get to know the real Texel. Cycle through dunes, the forest and past many of Texels most beautiful sights. You can bring your own bike... 

...or simply rent one. Too much wind for cycling? Rent an E-bike instead! Sportive cyclist can enjoy the special and challenging nature paths. Texels biking routes have something to offer for everyone!

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Beach-Combing Museum

Beach-Combing Museum

De Koog

In het Juttersmuseum vindt u interessante strandvondsten van meer dan 75 jaar geleden. Kom meer te weten over de wondere wereld van het strandjutten en ontdek wat er allemaal langs de kust van Texel te vinden is. De...

 ...a variety of movies about ship strandings and beach combing. At the end of your visit, the little museums café is the perfect place to come to rest while the children can play on the big playground.

Location: Pontweg 141 A, De Koog

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De Slufter

De Slufter

De Cocksdorp, De Koog

De Slufter is a stunning and special nature reserve with an open connection to the north sea. De Slufter is a perfect environment to take long walks in and enjoy the landscape that the changing tides have created. If... 

... there is a strong storm, the area is sometimes even entirely flooded. Many birds can be observed in De Slufter, as they like the special and quiet environment to build their nests here. 

Location: De Cocksdorp, De Koog

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The Meierblis

The Meierblis

Multiple Locations
30-04-2020

The Meierblis is a tradition on Texel. People get together around a large bonfire. Smaller fires are lit around the big one, so people can bake rolls, etc. The Meierblis dates from 1789…

... when people lit fires to chase away the winter sprites to make way for the spirits of spring and summer. The Meierblis is held on 30 April except if that is a Sunday, when it is on 29 April.

Locatie: Multiple Locations

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New Year's Dip

New Year's Dip

Multiple Locations
01-01-2020

Start the New Year with a chilly dip in the North Sea at one of the entrances to the beach at Poles 9, 20 or 28. Put on your bikini, swimsuit or trunks and take a dive with hundreds of islanders...

... and tourists for a fresh New Year. Then warm up with some nice hot traditional pea soup or a Texel dram. 

Location: Paal 28, De Cocksdorp. Paal 9, Den Hoorn. Paal 20, De Koog

Ouwe sunderklaas

Ouwe sunderklaas

Multiple Locations
12-12-2019

People who really know Texel love Ouwe Sunderklaas! This folkloric festival unfolds in the evening, in living rooms and on the streets. The islanders poke fun at events on the island. Every village still has...

... its own traditions for Ouwe Sunderklaas. Exciting events of the past year are relived by villagers in fancy dress. Afterwards, everyone reveals his or her identity and shares a drink on the streets.

Locatie: Multiple Locations

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All prices 2020 include VAT, reservation fee and excluding toerist tax of € 2.25 per person per night. Prices for all holiday homes and furnished tents with bathroom include final cleaning. The following applies additionally to the holiday homes and all furnished tents: including bedlinen for the 1st person, excluding mandatory bedlinen from the 2nd person and on at € 9.10 per person. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

All prices 2020 include VAT, reservation fee and excluding toerist tax of € 2.25 per person per night. Prices for all holiday homes and furnished tents with bathroom include final cleaning. The following applies additionally to the holiday homes and all furnished tents: including bedlinen for the 1st person, excluding mandatory bedlinen from the 2nd person and on at € 9.10 per person. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

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