A walker’s paradise

Walking on Texel

Discover the best walks on Texel

Walking on Texel: panoramic views; a varied, rich natural landscape; wonderful, peaceful trails. The landscape changes from dunes to beach, marshes, heathland and woodland. It’s fun to map out a nice walking route before you set out, but you don’t really need to. Texel has many signposted trails, with a vast network of footpaths running through the dunes and woods. Or how about a lovely beach walk? Enjoy the most beautiful walks on Texel, straight from the parks of De Krim!

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The best Texeltips

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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Excursion: Salty creeks of the Slufter

Oudeschild

The forester's tip for autumn? Put on your boots and go outside! Join us on an excursion and stroll through the salty creeks of the Slufter. Walking across the salt marsh, wading through creeks and climbing over dunes you will discover this special nature reserve...

 ... This excursion takes place in the part of the Slufter that is not freely accessible. You can enjoy it under the guidance of the Staatsbosbeheer Texel guide. Duration 2 hours.

Location: De Slufter, De Cocksdorp

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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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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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De Geul

Den Hoorn

De Geul is a long valley between two rows of dunes, with a small lake and an observation tower facing Mokbaai to guarantee wonderful views. Many rare...

 ... birds have made De Geul their home. In fact, it’s the site of the world’s largest colony of spoonbills, who share it with a large colony of gulls. The rangers here regularly organise excursions.

Location: Mokweg 18, Den Hoorn

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Beach

Multiple Locations

Texel has wonderful beaches. There is more than 30 km of sandy beach awaiting you! Take a walk along the beach, feel the wind in your hair or relax in the sun. Texel’s beach changes...

... with the season, but it’s always fun. If you want to be comfortable, why not rent a beach hut? On most stretches of beach, dogs are allowed off the leash. 

Location: De Cocksdorp, De Koog, Den Hoorn

Skéép en Lantskap

Den Burg

Texel truly is an island of sheep. There are more sheep than people! Follow the landscape path to the Schapeboet and learn all about keeping sheep on Texel. The Sheep Museum is more...

... than just a museum. It’s a combination of landscape, history and silence. The total footpath is 8.5 kilometres, but you can choose to take the shorter, 3-km route.

Location: Hoornderweg 29, Den Burg

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De Bollekamer

Den Hoorn

Few places in the National Park Duinen van Texel are as varied as the dunes of De Bollekamer. Go for a stroll in the dune valley. In the eastern part of De Bollekamer...

...the dunes are more whimsical. The rows of dunes create lovely views. The area is full of lovely walks. Perhaps you’ll see the Scottish highland cattle.

Location: Rommelpot, Den Hoorn

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De Mokbaai

Den Hoorn

De Mokbaai is a miniature version of the Wadden Sea, with salt marshes, mud flats, a channel and a mussel bed. De Mokbaai’s salt marsh is an important refuge for wading birds at high tide. Much of the bay...

.. is dry at low tide. The salt marshes run along its edges and there are two bird reserves in the north: De Petten and ’t Stoar, making De Mokbaai an ideal spot for birdwatching. 

Location: Mokweg, Den Hoorn

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Fort de Schans

Oudeschild

Fort de Schans, built for William of Orange in 1574, is a wonderful heritage site. The fort was to protect the Texel Roadstead from the Spanish. You can see...

  ... the fort and auxiliary forts from the highway. You can walk around this star-shaped fort, which is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, or go on an guided tour.

Location: Schansweg, Oudeschild

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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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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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