What to do

in the Christmas holidays

Christmas holidays 2023 on Texel


In December, the whole island gets into the Christmas spirit. The days become shorter and everywhere there are little lights and candles. Time for good food, presents, but above all.... Time for each other! Below you will find a selection of the many fun activities that take place on Texel during the Christmas vacation. Enough reasons to get away from it all at Christmas and New Year!

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Christmas holidays Texel style

At the end of the year, there is nothing nicer than escaping the everyday grind. And what better way to unwind than spending a few days on Texel! How about: 

  • Join in with the fun activities of the recreation team with all sorts of outdoor and online activities!*.
  • Order a complete breakfast, dinner or gourmet package and enjoy a long dinner with your favorite company.
  • Get a breath of fresh air on the beach. Your dog can come along and is allowed to run free in many places.
  • Playing in the open air in the various playgrounds and of course in the largest sandbox in the Netherlands: the vast Texel beach;
  • Beachcombing and later make the most beautiful (Christmas) crafts in your accommodation.
  • Enjoying nature, you can walk from the vacation park into the adjacent Krimbos and National Park De Duinen van Texel. Here you will find a number of beautiful winter walks.
  • Make beautiful bike rides through nature. Bike rental is open, including rental of (e-)bikes and mountain bikes to discover the surroundings.*
  • Quickly pick out the best Texel gifts for under the tree.

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Holiday home with Sauna

After a long winter walk you can enjoy the sauna even more. Book a chalet with sauna at Camping Loodsmansduin, a luxurious villa with sauna at Bungalowpark 't Hoogelandt or at Villapark De Koog, a chalet/holiday home with sauna at Holiday Park De Krim or an appartment at the Residentie Californië.

Book now your accomodation with sauna 

Budget-friendly camping

At Campsite De Krim, you can also book a pitch in the winter. The heated toilet blocks are pleasant even in winter and with 10 ampere electricity on your pitch, you can also use your heater in the caravan carefree.

Book your pitch directly 

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Recreation programme in the Christmas spirit

In the Christmas holidays, Holiday Park De Krim offers a varied Christmas recreation programme for young and old(er). Make your own winter mug and join in the lantern hunt or plan a visit from Father Christmas. Take part in the (online) bingo. There is plenty to do!

View the programme

Top Texel tips for the Christmas holidays

Various fun Christmas activities are organised during the Christmas holidays. Visit a cosy Christmas market or take a nice winter walk. Read more about the activities during the Christmas holidays below.

Escape Tours

Escape Tours

Multiple locations

Follow in the footsteps of Neeltje and Cornelis and try to leave Texel within 2 hours!

Het Alloo

Het Alloo

De Koog

Visit nature reserve Het Alloo and spot beautiful birds and wild horses! 

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.  

Calidris bird safaris

Calidris bird safaris

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds during a safari with bird expert Klaas de Jong!

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

Den Burg

Beating copper, hand engraving or enamelling, from your creativity during a workshop at JC Crafts! 

Museum Waelstee

Museum Waelstee

De Waal

See how people lived and worked on a farm on Texel 100 years ago.

 Cinema Texel

Cinema Texel

Den Burg

See the latest movies at the only cinema on Texel.

Frequently asked questions Christmas holidays

You can enjoy many activities on Texel during Christmas. Take a beautiful winter walk or bike ride through various nature reserves. Wander on the beach or roam through various Christmas markets over the entire island and get into a true Christmas spirit! View all activities available during the Christmas holidays. 

During the Christmas holidays, you can go camping at Holiday Park De Krim and Camping De Krim. At Camping Loodsmansduin, you can hire a camper van pitch. Simply book your pitch online.

If you want to bring your dog(s) during the Christmas holidays, you can indicate this under travel party when deciding which accommodation or pitch to opt for. A filter will be applied and the options shown will be the ones where your dog is welcome. The additional costs are listed on your bookings overview while making the booking.

Pets welcome: 

  • Holiday Park De Krim (except for hotel chalets)
  • Hotel Molenbos (maximum 1 pet per room)
  • Villapark De Koog
  • Bungalow Park 't Hoogelandt 
  • Campsite Kogerstrand (except for hiker’s cabins)
  • Campsite Loodsmansduin (except for hiker’s cabins) 
  • Campsite De Shelter

Strictly no pets: 

  • Holiday Park De Krim: Hotel chalets
  • Residentie Californië: Apartments
  • Campsite Kogerstrand: Hiker’s cabins
  • Campsite Loodsmansduin: Hiker’s cabins 

Book your Christmas holiday on Texel

Christmas is the time of year when time for each other prevails. And what could be more fun than to celebrate this party together on Texel? Book a cozy chalet, a comfortable hotel room or a luxurious family villa. It's time to make memories.