De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp is Texel's northernmost village. You will find cosy shops and restaurants in this village. De Cocksdorp is surrounded by nature and borders the Wadden dyke. Many sights and activities on Texel are easily accessible from De Cocksdorp, such as the lighthouse, the dunes and various nature reserves. The extensive beach near the lighthouse is the place-to-be for beach activities, there is plenty of space. There is always something to see on the beach at Paal 33. From the seals on the sandbanks to the neighbouring island of Vlieland, from the authentic beach houses to the catamaran sailors. The surroundings of the village are rich in birds, which can be spotted during the various walking routes. For this reason, the Bird Information Centre can also be found here.

Photo gallery of De Cocksdorp

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History of De Cocksdorp

The village was created by-and owes its name to-Mr N.J. de Cock. He took the initiative to reclaim the salt marsh between 'old' Texel and the island of Eijerland. Because a small harbour was built here after the reclamation, people soon moved in and houses were built. N.J. de Cock also built an 11-kilometre-long dyke together with enterprising people and 1,500 workers. This ensured that part of the Wadden area was diked in. And so the Eierland polder was created.   

Discover De Cocksdorp and surroundings

Autocross Texel

Autocross Texel

De Cocksdorp
16-06-2024

Adrenaline and thrills come together at Texel autocross!

Easter Island

Easter Island

De Cocksdorp

Discover the story behind the Easter Island statue and the connection between Texel and Easter.

Spring fair

Spring fair

De Cocksdorp
28-04-2024

Market stalls, music and children's activities at our fun spring fair!

Little Lambs’ bike trail

Little Lambs’ bike trail

De Cocksdorp

It is a beautiful sight to see this young life frolicking through the meadows, still a bit uncomfortable running after mother sheep and playing with each other. Grab your bike and cycle the Little Lambs Bike Trail.

Durpermarkt in De Cocksdorp

Durpermarkt in De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp
04-07-2024 - 29-08-2024

Every Thursday in summer a lively market.

Drive-in Cinema

Drive-in Cinema

De Cocksdorp
24-05-2024

Watching a film from the comfort of your own car. You can experience this on Friday 24 May 2024 during the Drive-in Cinema at Texel Airport.

Gliding

Gliding

De Cocksdorp

Admire Texel from the air!

Nature reserve Dorpzicht

Nature reserve Dorpzicht

De Cocksdorp

Unwind in the unique backyard of De Cocksdorp and spot various birds!

War Path

War Path

De Cocksdorp

Discover unique traces of the Second World War scattered all over Texel!

Tasting Het Wads Smaakhuus

Tasting Het Wads Smaakhuus

De Cocksdorp

Discover unique dishes made from authentic products from Texel and the Wadden area!

E-kickbike

E-kickbike

De Cocksdorp and Den Burg

Explore Texel in a sporty and fast way on these electric steps!

Aviation Museum

Aviation Museum

De Cocksdorp

Fly through aviation history and discover a rich history.

The Barefoot path

The Barefoot path

De Cocksdorp

Walk 150 metres barefoot and experience 6 different surfaces! 

Texel's Alpacas

Texel's Alpacas

De Cocksdorp

Petting, feeding, cuddling or walking with alpacas? You can do it on Texel!

Water playground

Water playground

De Cocksdorp

Have a joyful day with water and fun at the water playground! 

Rescue boat day

Rescue boat day

Oudeschild and De Cocksdorp
25-05-2024

Step into the shoes of the crew members of the rescue boats and sail away!

De Schorren

De Schorren

De Cocksdorp

Walk through the area with the forest ranger and enjoy the bird diversity! 

Bird information

Bird information

De Cocksdorp

You are welcome here for all information, materials and excursions for birds! 

Wool bath

Wool bath

De Cocksdorp

Woolness combines wellness with Texel wool. You are wrapped in wool and left to relax in a manger.

Swimmingpool De Krim

Swimmingpool De Krim

De Cocksdorp

The pool with a lovely indoor climate, various spectacular attractions and an outdoor pool with sunbathing area.  

Catamaran sailing

Catamaran sailing

De Cocksdorp

Experience an adventure on the water during the spectacular catamaran sailing.

Dutch Birding

Dutch Birding

De Cocksdorp
11-10-2024 - 13-10-2024

Go out with other bird lovers to spot the most interesting birds.

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

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

Play Paradise

Play Paradise

Multiple locations

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

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

De Cocksdorp

Come and play miniature golfin the theme of glow in the dark and underwater world!

Laser games

Laser games

De Cocksdorp

Laser gaming is fun for the whole family, active in the dark! Who wins?

Climbing park

Climbing park

De Cocksdorp

Climbing and clambering at exciting heights, there are also different courses!

Golf Course De Texelse

Golf Course De Texelse

De Cocksdorp

Pro or beginner, there is room for everyone. Enjoy the rich landscape while playing golf!

Fitness

Fitness

De Cocksdorp

Keep track of your condition during cross training or build muscles with various attributes!

Nature Adventure

Nature Adventure

De Cocksdorp

Learn all about the animals, plants and climate in a fun way!

De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp

De Cocksdorp

Visit Texel's youngest village, where you will find shops, restaurants and terraces!

Bowlen

Bowlen

De Cocksdorp

 Enjoy the cosiness of bowling, never mind the weather: it’s always fun at the bowling alley! 

Solex ride

Solex ride

De Cocksdorp and Den Burg

Go on a solex tour through Texel with the wind blowing through your hair and a lot of fun!

War Museum

War Museum

De Cocksdorp

Learn about the consequences of the Second World War and the intense war memories of Texel.

Boat trips

Boat trips

De Cocksdorp

Sail to the neighbouring island Vlieland for a walk or bike ride or go seal spotting.

Hair salon By Amber

Hair salon By Amber

De Cocksdorp

Let yourself be pampered on Texel by professionals who go the extra mile!

Parachute jumping

Parachute jumping

De Cocksdorp

Take a leap in the sky at Paracentrum Texel and see Texel from above.

The Eiland Galerij

The Eiland Galerij

De Cocksdorp

Island art inspired by water, clouds, wind and sea currents.

Ice-cream farm Labora

Ice-cream farm Labora

De Cocksdorp

Come and enjoy handmade ice cream made from milk and cream from own dairy cows.

Sight-Seeing Flight

Sight-Seeing Flight

De Cocksdorp

Discover the beauty of Texel on hight during a flight with Tessel Air!

De Slufter

De Slufter

De Cocksdorp

Admire many migratory birds and walk through Texel's most special piece of nature.

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

De Cocksdorp

 Enjoy the most beautiful view of Texel at 47 metres above sea level! 

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We are happy to share our Texel tips with you to make your stay even more enjoyable. Most of our permanent staff were born and raised on Texel and know the island 'like the back of their hand'. So we are real Texel experts! As a result, we know the best routes, nicest activities and best beach restaurants on Texel. Check them all out!