Den Hoorn

The picturesque village of Den Hoorn can be seen from afar. The photogenic church rises like a beacon above the sloping landscape. The village is known for its cultural offering. There are many cosy little streets in the village, where many artists live. In spring, the fields are full of colourful bulbs. Nice to walk or cycle along! Within walking and cycling distance are nature reserves for those in search of peace and quiet.

Photo gallery of Den Hoorn

History

The village has always been very much connected to the sea. The inhabitants of the past were pilots. They piloted large ships safely between the sandbanks around the island. Commanders and captains also lived there. They owned the beautiful houses that they could afford due to their successful years. Pieces of this history can still be seen today. For example, on several of the buildings there are signs with the history of the building. The sheds made way for sheep farmers and flower bulb growers, who are also part of the village's history. 

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

Battery Den Hoorn

Battery Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Walk along the traces of the Second World War!

Westerduinen

Westerduinen

Den Hoorn

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

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!

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.

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Den Hoorn

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

Skéép en Lantskap

Skéép en Lantskap

Den Hoorn

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

Saline Test Garden

Saline Test Garden

Den Hoorn

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

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

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

Surf kayaking and rafting

Surf kayaking and rafting

Den Hoorn

Do you think you can ride the waves of Texel?

Theatre restaurant De Toegift

Theatre restaurant De Toegift

Den Hoorn

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

De Bollekamer

De Bollekamer

Den Hoorn

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

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Den Hoorn

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

Novalishoeve farm

Novalishoeve farm

Den Hoorn

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

De Mokbaai

De Mokbaai

Den Hoorn

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

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 Bonte Belevenis

De Bonte Belevenis

Den Hoorn

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