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

New Year's Dip

Multiple Locations
01-01-2019

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

De Slufter

De Cocksdorp, De Koog

De Slufter is an amazing wildlife area; here, the sea can flow freely across the land, creating ever-changing scenery. Salt-loving plants make De Slufter a place of unique beauty. De Slufter is known for...

... its lovely footpaths and a huge variety of birds, including spoonbills. Summer turns De Slufter a wonderful shade of pink, lilac and purple while autumn is characterised by a red glow. 

Location: De Cocksdorp, De Koog

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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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Ecomare

De Koog

Dive into the sea at Ecomare! It’s your chance to see seals, porpoises and other marine life close at hand. The Whale Room has exhibits of giant skeletons: the sperm whale and humpback whale. At Ecomare...

...you'll learn how seals are taken care of and find out more about the Wadden Sea, the North Sea and Texel’s wildlife. Why not go on one of Ecomare’s excursions?

Location: Ruijslaan 92, De Koog

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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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Ouwe sunderklaas

Multiple Locations
12-12-2018

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

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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Long June

Multiple Locations
01-06-2019 - 30-06-2019

Long June is Texel’s month of culture, a month with a large number of events with a focus on art, culture and music. Enjoy these amazing performances and show. During Long June...

... you can admire artwork, watch cabaret and theatre shows, listen to a range artists performing live but the real highlight is Sommeltjespop, the music festival.

Locatie: Multiple Locations

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Tropcial festival

De Koog
23-08-2019 - 24-08-2019

At the Tropical Sea Festival, various bands play live at the restaurants and cafés in De Koog. The music fills the sultry summer nights on Texel. It’s a cheerful and...

colourful festival: the Tropical Sea Festival. First, several bands play their music in the main street of the village; then the party continues in the little pubs.

Location: De Koog

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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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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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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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The Meierblis

Multiple Locations
30-04-2019

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

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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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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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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Beach-Combing Museum

De Koog

Flora, the beach-combing museum, exhibits a wide range of beach finds collected over more than 75 years. Discover the tough world of beachcombers, pilots, rescue services and fishermen. The different rooms have...

... displays and show films on a loop about stranded ships, rescues and beach-combing. The extensive grounds also contain lots of unusual objects too.

Location: Pontweg 141 A, De Koog

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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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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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