Did you know that you can also visit Texel virtually? On this page we have collected several nice and interesting videos and online information about Texel. Or watch live with one of the webcams on Texel.
For the real Texel feeling you start your virtual trip to Texel on the boat of course. Sail along with captain Rene Kooiman and helmsman Dennis of the TESO. They will explain to you what is involved in a crossing. The weather conditions, currents and the number of passengers make each crossing different. Did you know that the Texel Current is over 135 meters long, almost 28 meters wide and can carry 350 cars and 1750 passengers? Of course you can also take a look at the view of Texel from the bridge.
The videos and articles below share interesting information about nature and culture on Texel:
In 2014 divers on the bottom of the Wadden Sea near Texel found hundreds of beautiful objects from the 17th century near a wreck. They called the wreck the Palmwood wreck. Join them on a voyage of discovery to the story behind the palmwood wreck.
Sheep farmer Jan Willem Bakker talks about the area De Hoge berg, the highest point on Texel that originated in the ice age. Listen to his story and pay a visit to the sheep farm when you are on Texel.
For the Germans, Texel was an important link in the defense of Western Europe and the possible repulsion of an invasion from England. There were more than 500 bunkers on the island during the war. A number of bunkers are still there and can be visited online.
On Texel you will find more than 200 (archaeological) national monuments, more than 100 municipal monuments and two protected townscapes. This is also home to the only Dutch Maritime Archaeological Monument of Shipwrecks.
Did you know that you can also go mountain biking on Texel? There is a route of in total 100 km across the island (shorter stretches are possible). You will cycle through the dunes, the forest and the beautiful nature reserves. An active and challenging way to explore Texel. The gentlemen in the movie will tell you all about it.
In 1729 Klaas Jacobsz Daalder buys this house and lives here with his wife and children. Klaas climbed from young sailor to commander on the whaling. This current national monument has been inhabited by whalers for 60 years. In the meantime it has become a cultural heritage. This documentary explains how that happened.
Did you feel like going to Texel after watching the photos and videos? Then book your stay now. Whether you want to camp, stay in a chalet or luxury villa or explore Texel from your hotel room? De Krim Texel has a suitable accommodation for everyone.