Den Hoorn

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History of Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn's rich history is closely linked to the sea. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the village was home to pilots, who guided large ships safely between the sandbanks around the island. But seafarers such as commanders and captains also found refuge here. Their prosperity is still visible in the elegant houses, each telling a piece of history. There are signs on several of the buildings telling a bit about their history.
After this time, sailors gave way to farmers, such as sheep farmers and flower bulb growers, who added a new page to the rich history of this village. In spring, the village is still surrounded by colourful bulb fields.

History

A typical Texel tip is: Theatre-restaurant De Toegift. People come here for good food and entertainment! There are several galleries in the village where you can admire beautiful works of art. The village will be really busy during Cultural Month Art Summer Texel (formerly Cultural Month Long June). The Cultural Month takes place during the month of June. During this period, many events are organised under the sign of art and culture, such as Broadway and Jazz on the Waves.

Discover Den Hoorn and surroundings

Westerduinen

Westerduinen

Den Hoorn

Enjoy the bird-rich Westerduinen and perhaps spot the rare Hen Harrier! 

De Hors

De Hors

Den Hoorn

Visit the special area where new dunes are still being created by Mother Nature! 

De Geul

De Geul

Den Hoorn

Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul. 

De Mokbaai

De Mokbaai

Den Hoorn

Come and surprise your eyes at the Mokbaai, the ideal place to spot birds.

De Bollekamer

De Bollekamer

Den Hoorn

Take a lovely walk through the varied dune area of the Bollekamer.

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Den Hoorn

Discover one of the largest wet dune valleys of the Netherlands!

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Den Hoorn

Discover Texel's newest nature reserve where there is plenty to admire!

Horspolders and Kreeftpolders

Horspolders and Kreeftpolders

Den Hoorn

Take a look at these special dune valleys and discover the wealth of birds and rare plants!

Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Visit Den Hoorn! It is known for its little church, the many artists and cozy streets.

Skéép en Lantskap

Skéép en Lantskap

Den Hoorn

Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.

Jazz on the Waves

Jazz on the Waves

Den Hoorn
30-03-2025

Enjoy a performance of their own compositions paying homage to the jazz giants!

Jazz on the Waves

Jazz on the Waves

Den Hoorn
23-02-2025

Enjoy a performance of their own compositions paying homage to the jazz giants!

Jazz on the Waves

Jazz on the Waves

Den Hoorn
19-01-2025

Enjoy a performance of their own compositions paying homage to the jazz giants!

Hoornder Thursday market

Hoornder Thursday market

Den Hoorn
04-07-2024 - 29-08-2024

Atmospheric market with view of the famous white church.

Sunny Side Up festival

Sunny Side Up festival

Den Hoorn
26-07-2024 - 27-07-2024

Enjoy the sun, sea, beach and tropical music styles at Sunny Side Up!

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

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

Novalishoeve farm

Novalishoeve farm

Den Hoorn

The farm with day cafe, bakery, eating garden, shop, ice-cream workshop and cheese factory!

Hoeve Vrij & Blij farm

Hoeve Vrij & Blij farm

Den Hoorn

Hoeve Vrij & Blij has a lot to offer. Take a look at the farm shop, for example.

Surf kayaking and rafting

Surf kayaking and rafting

Den Hoorn

Do you think you can ride the waves of Texel?

De Bonte Belevenis

De Bonte Belevenis

Den Hoorn

De Bonte Belevenis offers fun and informative workshops for young and old! 

Battery Den Hoorn

Battery Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Walk along the traces of the Second World War!

Saline Test Garden

Saline Test Garden

Den Hoorn

Get surprised by very unique plants and vegetables that owe their rich taste to salt.

Theatre restaurant De Toegift

Theatre restaurant De Toegift

Den Hoorn

Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner during a full evening theatre programme.

Texel Half Marathon

Texel Half Marathon

Den Hoorn
29-09-2024

Participate in the half marathon and experience Texel's diverse landscape on foot!

Agricultural Day

Agricultural Day

Den Hoorn
25-07-2024

Get to know all aspects of agriculture during this event.