Special events in true island style

Events on Texel

So much to do all year round!

Culture, music or sports lover? Texel has lots to offer you all year round! Surprising, special events in true island style! Below is an overview of fun events to look forward to in the coming months.

The best events on Texel 

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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Wind festival

De Koog
06-10-2018 - 07-10-2018

Wind Festival Texel is Texel’s largest kite event and people fly their large, colourful and diverse kites. At the festival, the sky is filled with...

beautiful, unique kites, from whales to crabs and from Pokémon to teddy bears. There’s just so much to see at this event between Poles 19 and 21 at De Koog.

Location: Paal 20, De Koog

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Dutch Birding

De Cocksdorp
12-10-2018 - 14-10-2018

Birdwatchers from all over the Netherlands meet up on Texel for the Dutch Birding Weekend. Everyone’s welcome to join the hunt for rare species. The aim of the weekend is...

 ...to spot as many interesting birds as possible. The day-time excursions are followed by evening lectures on birds at the Eierlandse Huis in De Cocksdorp.

Location: Kikkertstraat 42-44, De Cocksdorp

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Texel blues

Den Burg
12-10-2018 - 14-10-2018

Small stages with live music at various locations in Den Burg. That’s Texelblues! From 12 to 14 October, numerous blues musicians from the Netherlands and abroad will perform in bars and restaurants. It’ll be the perfect weekend ...

... for music lovers. The cosy atmosphere and the top musicians will make for some unforgettable evenings. 

Location: Multiple Locations, Den Burg

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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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Music meets Texel: Mango Zabba Band

De Cocksdorp
19-10-2018 - 21-10-2018

 On 20 October, the band Mang Zabba will put on a concert at Holiday Park De Krim at 18:00. The performance is part of a mini tour of Texel and is free to attend. ...

 ... Can’t make it on this day? View the other dates on which the band will be performing. These include performances in different villages on the island on 19 and 21 October.

Location: Roggeslootweg, De Cocksdorp  

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Autumn market

De Waal
21-10-2018

 On 21 October, there will be an autumn market in De Waal. Stroll along the various stalls and discover the nicest items. Or enjoy all the goodies ...

... available at the market. The autumn market starts at 11:00 and lasts until 15:00. In the event of bad weather, the market will be moved to Dorpshuis de Wielewaal. 

Location: De Waal

Autumn market Den Burg

Den Burg
24-10-2018

On Wednesday 24 October, an autumn market will be held in the centre of Den Burg where everyone will find something to their liking. Young or old, there’s something fun for everyone: ...

... music, art and nice knick-knacks. The autumn market starts at 11:00 and ends at 17:00 at de Groenplaats in Den Burg. Experience the cosy atmosphere of the market.

Location: Groeneplaats, Den Burg 

Music meets Texel: Nijske

De Cocksdorp
26-10-2018 - 28-10-2018

 On 27 October, a concert of Nijske will take place at Holiday Park De Krim at 18:00. This concert is part of a mini-tour on Texel and is free to attend. ...

 ... Can’t make it on the date above? Take a look at the other concert dates of Nijske. The other concerts will take place in other places on the island.  

Location: Roggeslootweg, De Cocksdorp 

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Lights-Tour

Den Burg
27-10-2018

On Saturday 27 October, a light walk will be organised for the second time, which you can take part in for free. Everyone is requested to bring their own light or candle to contribute to the special atmosphere during the walk. At 19:00, participants gather at the glass stage ...

... in the park where the walk also ends. The walk will be musically accompanied by the SOS band from De Koog. Hot chocolate with a tasty treat will be served after the walk to warm up again.

Location: Den Burg

Night of the Night

Multiple Locations
27-10-2018

Texel’s night are intensely dark. Here, darkness is really dark. On this night, Texel is host to great activities to show just how special the darkness actually is. The observatory at…

... Ecomare is open. Watch the stars through a telescope if the night is clear. A “dark” excursion round woods, dunes and the beach leaves from Ecomare. Check at the complete programme now.

Location: Multiple Locations

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Saint Nicolas

Oudeschild
17-11-2018

Can you see the steamboat? It’s bringing Saint Nicolas and his helpers to Oudeschild’s harbour. His arrival is followed by a fun programme on the quay. When the Saint’s boat moors in Oudeschild...

... it’s time for a party! Festive songs are sung, traditional pepernoten are handed out and children have the chance to present Sint Nicolas with their wishlist!

Location: Haven 2, Oudeschild

Theatershow Derek Ogilvie

De Cocksdorp
20-11-2018

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Derek Ogilvie with his 'Hello Again Tour' will visit Texel. He performs at the new event hall at De Krim Holiday Park in De Cocksdorp (Texel). Perhaps this is your chance to get in touch with your deceased loved ones... 

...Combine the theater visit with a wonderful stay on Texel with the Derek Ogilvie Hotel package! 

Location: Event hall Texel - De Cocksdorp

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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

Christmas market

Oosterend
15-12-2018

 The annual atmospheric Oosterend Christmas market is a true tradition. Be surprised by the great atmosphere of this Christmas market. Stroll through the narrow streets around ...

... the big church and enjoy the small stalls with fun (Christmas) items. The Christmas market starts at 16:00 and ends at 20:00. 

Location: Around the big church, Oosterend

Singing under the tree

De Koog
24-12-2018

 On Christmas Eve, the residents of De Koog sing along with tourists under the big Christmas tree on the village square. ...

  

 ... Everyone is welcome to come sing along at 19:00. You are of course also welcome to just come watch. 

Location: Dorpsplein, De Koog 

End of the year market

Den Burg
27-12-2018

 A visit to the end-of-the-year market in Den Burg is a must for those who aren’t quite in a winter mood yet. On 27 December, many activities will be organised in the centre of Den Burg: ...

... a varied music programme, various delicacies and drinks, fire pits for warming up and much more! The market takes place between 14:00 and 21:00. So you’ll have plenty of time to quietly stroll along the stalls. 

Location: Den Burg

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

Winter hike

Den Hoorn
06-01-2019

 Hiking association het Gouden Boltje organises a Winter Hike. With this walk you can choose whether to walk 5 or 10 kilometres. Participation costs ...

... €2 for members and €3 for non-members. Participation is free for children under 12. The start is between 13:00 and 14:00. The starting point is Restaurant BOSQ.

Location: Bakkenweg 16, Restaurant BOSQ, Den Hoorn  

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Texel Darts

De Cocksdorp
11-01-2019 - 13-01-2019

Once again, the Texel Darts Trophy will be held at De Krim Holiday Park in 2019. There are multiple categories for the players to compete in! The Texel Darts Trophy is an annual...

... event held at ‘t Paviljoen in De Krim Holiday Park. Contestants come from all over the Netherlands to win a place in the top 3.

Location: Roggeslootweg 6, De Cocksdorp

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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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King's Day

Den Burg
27-04-2019

27 April is King’s Day! This festive event is celebrated in the bustling centre of Den Burg with a range of activities for all ages. King’s Day is a party throughout...

 ... Den Burg, with lots to do in the Wezentuin, on Groeneplaats, Cinema Texel’s terrace and a flea market. 

Location: Den Burg

Wadden Bird Festival

De Cocksdorp
10-05-2019 - 12-05-2019

Birds are everywhere on Texel: there are many different species, often rare ones. Discover Texel’s wealth of birds at the Wadden Bird Festival. Texel has 380 different species of birds...

 ... so it has more birds than anywhere else in the Netherlands. The nutrient-rich mudflats are great stopovers for migrating birds. The event offers visitors lots to do.

Location: Kikkertstraat 42-44, De Cocksdorp

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Life Boat Day

Multiple Locations
11-05-2019

In the May holidays, the Dutch coastguard hold their annual Life Boat Day, when the rescue stations open their doors to the public and invite them to have a look. Listen to the exciting...

... stories the crew have to tell. They are glad to explain why their work is so important. If you are a donor, you can join them in a fast life boat; if you donate on the spot, you can sail with them!

Location: Haven 26, Oudeschild

Volharding 3, De Cocksdorp

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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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Beer festival

Den Burg
08-06-2019 - 09-06-2019

Come and enjoy a beer at Den Burg’s specialty beer festival. Live music plays while you have the chance to sample a range of special draught beers. This festival is held every...

... year in Wezentuin Park in Den Burg. Over 12 sorts of speciality draught beer from all over the Netherlands, including Texel of course! Everyone’s welcome.

Location: Parkstraat 36, Den Burg

Round Texel Race

Multiple Locations
22-06-2019

'The Round Texel Race is the catamaran race in the world. Hundreds of “cat” sailors come to Texel and sail around the island as fast as possible. It’s a stunning sight. The start and finish are...

 ... at Pole 17. Good views of the race can be had from various spots. At Pole 17, near the lighthouse, from the dyke at Oosterend and at NOIZ, at Oudeschild’s harbour and at `t Horntje.

Locatie: Multiple Locations

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Sommeltjespop

De Waal
06-07-2019

Sommeltjespop is a very professional, free pop festival. In recent years, it has grown into a large festival with a great atmosphere and many different artists. Sommeltjespop is...

... held in De Waal and is known for its relaxed, island ambiance. There are several stages and a surprising line-up, with something for everyone at Texel’s favourite pop festival.

Location: De Waal

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Day of the Sheep

Den Hoorn
11-07-2019

Enter the world of sheep on the “Day of the Sheep”, which features competitions, demonstrations and various sheep breed shows. Sheep are...

... sheared, milked and their hooves trimmed. Watch sheepmilking and sheepshearing contests or buy souvenirs. The venue is next to Den Hoorn’s church, or Novalishoeve if the weather is bad.

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Speedweekend

De Cocksdorp
20-07-2019 - 21-07-2019

Feel the need for speed at the MAB’s off-road circuit on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July. At this speed weekend, cars race in various categories. Races are held on Saturday and Sunday...

... by junior races, rodeo, bangerstox, free class and stock cars. Island racers have the chance to test their skills against each other at this spectacular event. 

Location: Hoofdweg 35, De Cocksdorp

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Agricultural Day

Den Hoorn
25-07-2019

Den Hoorn’s Agricultural Day is a well-known event at which local Texel business can exhibit their products during a varied and fun programme. There are...

... various demonstrations and activities, including a tractor show, a gooseherd, a wood artist and much more. The youngest visitors can visit the petting farm.

Location: Kleiweg, near Den Hoorn. 

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Horizon Tour

Den Burg, Oudeschild
03-08-2019 - 04-08-2019

The Horizon Tour is a fleet of authentic flat-bottomed boats full of performing artists. This floating festival passes all the islands of the Wadden Sea, stopping off at Texel too. While it’s here...

... you can watch and listen to great shows, demonstrations and music performed by these creative sailors in Den Burg and Oudeschild. It’s enchanting!

Location: Multiple locations

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HavenVIStijn

Oudeschild
10-08-2019

Oudeschild’s harbour is the backdrop for HavenVIStijn, an event where Texel’s fishing fleet and the public meet. There is a range of fun activities and demonstrations, so why not...

... Stroll past the fish stalls at HavenVistijn and how the various species are related. Sample freshly fried or smoked fish, take part in an activity or sail with the lifeboat crew.

Location: Oudeschild

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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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Broadway

Den Hoorn
29-05-2020 - 31-05-2020

Every 2 years, this 3-day home-theatre festival Broadway is held at Whitsun weekend. The charming village of Den Hoorn is turned into...

... A veritable Broadway, where every “theatre” becomes a venue for an amazing performance. More than 30 living rooms and garages are transformed into real, tiny theatres. Get refreshments between performances from street-food stalls.

Location: Den Hoorn

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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.

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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.

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