Discover De Cocksdorp

and surroundings

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

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.

Autocross Texel

Autocross Texel

De Cocksdorp
16-06-2024

Adrenaline and thrills come together at Texel autocross!

Spring fair

Spring fair

De Cocksdorp
28-04-2024

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

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

De Cocksdorp

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

Where to stay in De Cocksdorp?

Looking for the perfect place to stay in De Cocksdorp on Texel? Discover Vakantiepark De Krim, the Wadden's best-equipped Holiday Park with 5-star family campsite, or go for the smaller-scale and modern Hotel Molenbos.

Holiday Park De Krim

Holiday Park De Krim

Texel's best-equipped holiday park in De Cocksdorp, including camping, chalets, family villas.

Campsite De Krim

Campsite De Krim

5-star family campsite in De Cocksdorp with a lot of facilities and activities for everyone.

Hotel Molenbos

Hotel Molenbos

Wonderful, comfortable 3-star hotel in De Cocksdorp near cylce- and walking routes.

Stay in De Cocksdorp

Stay in De Cocksdorp

Stay in the northernmost village of Texel, in the beautiful surroundings of De Cocksdorp.

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: February 6, 2024 15:00

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