Fun Christmas break

Christmas holidays on Texel

Beach walks included!

In December, the whole island is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The days grow shorter and there are Christmas lights and candles everywhere. Time for good food, gifts but above all … each other! Below are just some of the many fun activities on offer on Texel during the Christmas holidays. Perfect for a break at or around Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

Christmas holidays Texel style

 At the end of the year, there is nothing nicer than escaping the everyday grind. And what better way to unwind than spending a few days on Texel! How about: 

  • Blow away the cobwebs on the beach
  • Go beachcombing and transform your finds into lovely creations at your accommodation
  • Drink hot chocolate by a crackling fire at a beach pavilion
  • Let your hair down during a game of bowling , indoor ‘glow-in-the-dark’ minigolf or laser tag !*
  • Catch the latest films at Cinema Texel
  • Enjoy beautiful winter walks in nature
  • Children under 13 can go climbing and clambering in the indoor play paradise *
  • Go stargazing at the Texel observatory
  • Go seal spotting during a seal excursion 
  • A refreshing dip in the swimming pool with lots of attractions*
  • Taking part in the fun activities organised by the recreation team : Christmas arts & crafts, baking biscuits, dance fun, football, Chinese lantern procession, bingo, winter games and so much more!*

*These activities are available at Holiday Park De Krim.

Photo gallery christmas holiday on Texel

Holiday home with Sauna

After a long winter walk you can enjoy the sauna even more. Book a chalet with sauna at Camping Loodsmansduin , a luxurious villa with sauna at Bungalowpark 't Hoogelandt , a chalet/holiday home with sauna at Holiday Park De Krim or an appartment at the Residentie Californië .

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Budget-friendly camping

At Campsite De Krim , you can also book a pitch in the winter. What’s more, during the Christmas holidays, you can even camp here at an extra attractive rate per night. Prices are inclusive of electricity, so don’t worry about keeping your heater on during the night.

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Eating out during the festive season 

Christmas time is all about lingering at the dining table and extra delicious food. Want to really enjoy your time together and not be stuck in the kitchen for hours? During the Christmas holidays, you can indulge your taste buds at the restaurants of Holiday Park De Krim and Hotel Molenbos . From cosy Christmas breakfast to extensive 4-course dinner and delicious live-cooking buffet. Perhaps you prefer having a fondue Bourguignonne? No problem, just order a complete fondue Bourguignonne pack. 

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Top Texel tips for the Christmas holidays

During the Christmas holidays, the picturesque villages of De Waal, Oosterend, Den Burg and Den Hoorn on Texel are bathed in Christmas cheer. This makes for great shopping, particularly last-minute Christmas shopping! Also, there are lots of cosy Christmas markets and other fun Christmas activities organised at this time of year. See below for more great tips for the Christmas holidays. 

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

Ice-Skating

While our winters on Texel tend to be moderate, you can, however, regularly skate on natural ice here. In several villages, there are small lit ice rinks with cake and zopie, a warm alcoholic beverage. But nothing beats skating in the stunning...

...nature of Texel, of course. For example, by the shallow lakes of nature reserve Waalenburg or the small dune lakes in Den Hoorn. Just ask one of the islanders where the ice is houwes or strong enough. 

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 

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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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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