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.
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.
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.