From vast beaches to discovering a variety of bird species and blues music: We made a list of the top 10 reasons why you should not miss out on Texel in 2019!
Did you always want to know how a day in the life of a real fisherman looks like? Step on board the TX10 or TX20 in the harbour of Oudeschild and discover all the interesting things that get caught in the fishermen’s nets. Listen to the amazing stories of the fisherman and learn about all the inhabitants of the sea. The shrimps that get caught will be cooked while still being on board and can be tasted immediately afterwards. One of the few opportunities to eat shrimps that fresh! You also have the opportunity to go seal watching or explore the mud flats during an excursion. Guaranteed fun for young and old.
Texel is best discovered by bike which brings you past all the hidden treasures that the Texel has to offer. Next to 140 km of normal bike routes, there is now a 100 km long MTB route leading across the entire island, through the forest via polder and past numerous villages. The route starts at the boat and leads over the west coast of Texel to the most northern point of the Island. From there on the way back leads over the dike near the Wadden Sea. Until spring 2019 the way back is only partly accessible due to construction works but from then on the route will lead you over the Wadden Sea Dike past the villages of Oudeschild, Oosterend and De Waal back to the starting point.
In July 2019 a new Villa Park is going to open in De Koog. You can experience first-hand how it is to have your own swimming pool. The sustainable and modern build vacation houses offer you the ideal amount of comfort for your vacation. Apart from that, the entire park is the perfect place to come to rest while enjoying the privacy and peace. And all of that not far from the beach! The park is located in a rather quiet area, however the vivid centre of De Koog is only a couple of minutes away. Spoil yourself in one of the luxurious vacation houses that are unique on Texel. Read More
Texel is known for its diversity of bird species due to its tactical good place for migratory birds as well as offering good breeding opportunities and food. During the Wadden Bird Festival from the 10th of May until the 12th of May 2019, you can compete against many other bird-fans and try to find the most bird species. With more than 400 different species that can be found on Texel, this is a great event for everyone that enjoys a challenge, being in nature and of course has a passion for birds. How many can you spot?
"Lange Juni" is the month of culture on Texel with lots of music, culture and art. From cabaret over art exhibitions to music performances – the programme offers something for everyone. The highlight of this culture month is the music festival “Sommeltjespop” which takes place in De Waal. Come and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and events on Texel in the month of June.
Texel is known for its long, vast sand beaches. Even in the high season there is more than enough space to build sand castles, to fly a kite or just relax in the sun. In case you are more at home in the water than on land: try Kitesurfing, Surfing or Windsurfing! And at the end of the day many cozy beach cafes offer the possibility to sit down and let the day rewind with a hot chocolate or a Texels bier!
From mid-February 2019 children can enjoy the vacation to the fullest in the new indoor play paradise at Holiday Park De Krim. For our smallest guests a brand-new, exciting and adventurous playground is being set up, where the children can play to their hearts content. Slides, climbing possibilities, tunnels and rope ladders are only some of the things the children can discover here. And while the kids are enjoying themselves in the play paradise, the parents can sit on the new terrace and watch their children. Read more
The "Ronde om Texel" is the biggest catamaran race in the world. Roughly 300 catamaran sailors come to Texel to challenge each other and find out who can sail a complete round around Texel the fastest. But also for those that do not want to sail themselves the event is a big spectacle. 10.000 people come together to watch and cheer the sailors on. Places like the light house, the dike in Oosterend, the NOIZ and the harbour of Oudeschild are perfect to watch the catamarans passing by. The event will take place on the 22nd of June 2019.
2020 will see the completion of construction work at villa park De Koog. Come and experience for yourself what it’s like to have your own swimming pool and sauna. The sustainably-built villa’s offer much comfort and luxury. You don’t have to book in at reception, for instance. Instead, an entrance code is emailed to you in advance; our hostess will visit you later with a welcome pack. The villa park offers you a lot of privacy and peace and quiet, making it the perfect place to escape your busy life and really relax. It is ideally located just a short distance on foot from the beach. Fancy going out? The bustling little village of De Koog is just a few minutes’ walk from the park, too Spoil yourself in a luxury villa; a special experience on Texel! Villapark De Koog
Small stages with live music at various locations in Den Burg. That’s Texelblues ! From the 12th until the 14th October, numerous blues musicians from the Netherlands and abroad will perform in Den Burgs bars and restaurants. Music lovers will be able to enjoy this weekend to the fullest. The cosy atmosphere and the top musicians will make for some unforgettable evenings. Whether it is a big or small location, acoustic or electrical guitar, there is something for everyone’s music taste. Wander from bar to bar and enjoy everything the Texel blues has to offer.
Often, our guests have been coming to Texel for years. They appreciate the typical Texel atmosphere and know as no other what is worthwhile to do on the island. We asked our guests which sights and activities they recommend for a (first) visit to the island. We summarized these tips in the Texel Top 10!