De Koog  

De Koog is widely known as the seaside resort of Texel! Behind just a row of dunes lies the beach and sea. The surroundings are breathtaking and have nature reserves with cycling and walking paths that can be reached within walking distance. It is the place to be to enjoy the sun, sea, beach and the centre with many places of entertainment! From the beach, you can walk straight into the lively Dorpsstraat for a stroll, to sit on a terrace, to shop or to go out (eating). 

Photo gallery of De Koog

History

De Koog came into existence in the 15th century when a chapel was built for the hamlet of Rijsduinen. It is one of the oldest villages on Texel. De Koog used to be called Cooghen and was a flourishing fishing village. Due to the silted up Anegat (which made the coastal town easily accessible) and broken dykes caused by a heavy storm, many inhabitants left. Due to poverty, several families lived in huts made of sods. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there were no more than a handful of houses and there was a lot of poverty. After the Second World War, De Koog flourished again thanks to growing tourism. Nowadays, there is little to be seen of this heavy history, due to the modern surroundings.

Discover De Koog and surroundings

Art routes Texel

Art routes Texel

Multiple locations
09-09-2021 - 31-10-2021

Four routes lead you along exhibitions, artists and musicians on Texel!

 WAVES festival

WAVES festival

De Koog
16-06-2022 - 18-06-2022

At WAVES you can enjoy the summer feeling during different kinds of sports & music.

SunBeats festival

SunBeats festival

De Koog
09-07-2022

Dance until the sun sets at this annual beach festival!

Open Monumentendag

Open Monumentendag

Multiple locations
10-09-2022 - 11-09-2022

Discover the special monuments Texel has to offer, with sustainability as the theme, because sustainability lasts the longest!

Beachclub Cinema

Beachclub Cinema

De Koog
06-07-2022 - 31-08-2022

Watch the most beautiful movies from a beach chair with your feet in the sand.

Beach Camps Texel

Beach Camps Texel

De Koog
11-07-2022 - 19-08-2022

Get to know the best board and beach sports on Texel together with your peers!

Ecomare

Ecomare

De Koog

 Are you looking for an exciting and educational day out? Then come and visit Ecomare! 

The Sommeltjespad

The Sommeltjespad

De Koog

Follow the directions of the Sommeltjes on the 1.5 km long Sommeltjespad.

Wind Festival Texel

Wind Festival Texel

De Koog
01-10-2022 - 02-10-2022

Come, join and amaze your eyes during the Wind Festival on the beach of De Koog.

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

Discover the beaches of Texel. With no less than 30 km of beach, there is something for everyone!

Kite Evening

Kite Evening

De Koog
05-07-2022 - 30-08-2022

Feel the power of the Texel wind every Tuesday in July and August during the kite evening!

New Year’s dip

New Year’s dip

Multiple locations
01-01-2023

2023 is a fresh start! The best way to start the new year is a New Year's dip. 

De Toekomst

De Toekomst

De Koog

Party, drinks, dances and lots of fun, experience it all at De Toekomst!

Fair De Koog

Fair De Koog

De Koog
05-07-2022 - 30-08-2022

Get yourself some bargains at fair De Koog every tuesday in July and August!

Zzanderz Kitesurf Weekend

Zzanderz Kitesurf Weekend

De Koog
27-08-2022 - 28-08-2022

Join a kitesurfing competition or encourage the participants and enjoy good music! 

Texel Culinair

Texel Culinair

De Koog
23-09-2022 - 25-09-2022

Taste all the delicacies De Koog has to offer during Texel Culinair! 

Tropical Sea Festival

Tropical Sea Festival

De Koog
26-08-2022 - 27-08-2022

Experience the sultry summer evenings on Texel and enjoy good food and drinks!

Paintball Texel

Paintball Texel

De Koog

Get into battle mode and eliminate opponents with paintballs!

North Sea Coast

North Sea Coast

North Sea

An area with a great diversity of flora and fauna and fun activities!

Workshop painting

Workshop painting

De Koog

Put the beauties of Texel on canvas during an outdoor painting workshop. 

Galerie Posthuys

Galerie Posthuys

De Koog

The meeting place where art, artists, visitors and buyers come together.

Juttersmuseum

Juttersmuseum

De Koog

Learn more about the wonderful world of beachcombing and let the discoveries surprise you.

Seetingsnollen

Seetingsnollen

De Koog

Visit Texel's highest point during a hike in the diverse area. 

Stables on Texel

Stables on Texel

De Koog

Are you an experienced rider or do you just want to get started with the riding sport? Visit one of the stables on Texel!

Play Paradise

Play Paradise

Multiple locations

The place to be with good weather or bad weather, here the children can really have fun!

Surfing

Surfing

De Koog and Den Hoorn

Discover the fun and addictive effect of waves and learn to surf at Foamball and Surfcenter Paal 9. 

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

De Koog and Den Hoorn

Experienced or inexperienced? Learn all the ins and outs of kitesurfing.  

Jan Plezier wagon trips

Jan Plezier wagon trips

De Koog

Enjoy the beautiful nature of Texel with Belgian Draft horses.

Het Alloo

Het Alloo

De Koog

Visit nature reserve Het Alloo and spot beautiful birds and wild horses! 

't Walvisvaardershuis

't Walvisvaardershuis

De Koog

Visit the little house with a lot of history and take a step back in time! 

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog

De Koog is the seaside resort of Texel and has many shops, restaurants and nightlife!

De Dennen

De Dennen

De Koog

Experience the magic of the forest during a fun day out in De Dennen of Texel!

Bleekersvallei

Bleekersvallei

De Koog

Visit the valley with dunes more than 200 years old and spot different species of birds.