Take to the water!

Water sports on Texel

Surfing, catamaran sailing, surf kayaking…

Texel is one of the Netherlands’ popular water sports spots. No surprise really, because the island is surrounded by water. The Texel coast also has relatively more, and slightly bigger, waves than the rest of the Netherlands. Plus, our beautiful island enjoys an abundance of sunshine and wind. Ideal conditions for water sports such as surfing, catamaran sailing, surf kayaking, coastal rafting and stand-up paddle boarding.

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WAVES

WAVES

De Koog
24-06-2021

From the 24th until the 26th of June 2021 the brand new sport and music festival WAVES will take place on the beach of Paal 17. Next to numerous watersport competitions like the famous “Ronde om Texel” many other activities…

 ... are being organised. Whether it is yoga in the dunes or an exiting music line-up, WAVES has it all. The Festival aims at putting a playful focus on sustainability and mindfulness, while offering everyone a weekend full of activities and fun. A beachfestival with everything that belongs to it.

Locatie: Ruyslaan 96, 1796 AZ, De Koog. 

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Round Texel Race

Round Texel Race

Multiple Locations
24-06-2021 - 26-06-2021

'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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Swimming Baths

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

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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De Eilander

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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Surfing on Texel

Dorian van Rijsselberghe didn’t become an Olympic champion just like that. Texel born and bred, he learnt to windsurf here on the island in perfect conditions. There are various hotspots for windsurfers and kitesurfers on Texel, both on the North Sea side and Waddenzee coast. Surfers mostly hit the beaches of De Koog.

Do you fancy learning to surf or sup? Texel has two surf schools: Surf School Texel and Surf School Foamball. Both surf schools provide lessons and equipment hire. 

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: September 20, 2019 12:00

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All prices 2021 include VAT, reservation fee and excluding tourist 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 € 9.30 per person. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

All prices 2021 include VAT, reservation fee and excluding tourist 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 € 9.30 per person. Prices subject to change.

For group bookings, please contact the Booking office.

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