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.
Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.
Participate in the half marathon and experience Texel's diverse landscape on foot!
The farm with day cafe, bakery, eating garden, shop, ice-cream workshop and cheese factory!
Come and surprise your eyes at the Mokbaai, the ideal place to spot birds.
Discover the beaches of Texel. With no less than 30 km of beach, there is something for everyone!
Hoeve Vrij & Blij has a lot to offer. Come and cuddle the farm animals and learn all about the dairy farm.
Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner during a full evening theatre programme.
Visit the special area where new dunes are still being created by Mother Nature!
Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul.
De Bonte Belevenis offers fun and informative workshops for young and old!
Take a lovely walk through the varied dune area of the Bollekamer.
At the dune Campsite Loodsmansduin you will stay in beautiful spots among the heather-covered dunes. Book a spacious camping pitch, camper pitch, furnished tent or a luxury chalet. The cozy center of the campsite offers entertainment for everyone.