Discover Oudeschild

and surroundings

Oudeschild


Oudeschild is on the eastern side of Texel; its harbour welcomes the fishing fleet after they’ve been at sea all week. There are fishmongers, restaurants and a fun water play area. In the 17th century Oudeschild was internationally renowned, thanks to the Rede van Texel. Would you like to find out more? Pay a visit to Museum Kaap Skil.

Photo gallery Oudeschild

History

The History of Oudeschild goes back to the 17th century, at the beginning of this century the fishing village of Oudeschild came into existence. During the time of the VOC, the village had a rich history, the ships provided trade and trade brought prosperity in return. The water from the Wezenputten was very popular because of its high iron content and long preservability. Barrels of this water were transported by small boats to the waiting ships. 

Experience

The port in Oudeschild is always full of live. A lot is being done, there is professional fishing, commercial cruise and pleasure cruise, each with their own part in the harbour. The harbour is a nice place to visit and offers various round trips to, for example, spot seals or shrimp fishing. The fishing cutters arrive on Friday and Saturday, and are very popular by the public. In the village there are several restaurants and facilities that offer fun for everyone. 

Discover Oudeschild and surroundings

Fort De Schans

Fort De Schans

Oudeschild

Take a step into this extraordinary fortress and discover Texel's rich cultural history.

Dijkmanshuizen

Dijkmanshuizen

Oudeschild

Spot different breeding meadow birds and discover the diversity of plant species. 

Wad'n Party

Wad'n Party

Oudeschild
20-05-2023

Enjoy the music and have a good time at the Wad'n Party!

Horizontoer festival

Horizontoer festival

Den Burg en Oudeschild
28-07-2022 - 29-07-2022

Enjoy beautiful pieces of music by creative sailors moored in Den Burg and Oudeschild 

Beach Food festival

Beach Food festival

Oudeschild
22-07-2022 - 24-07-2022

Admire the different sheep breeds and take part in a sheep-shearing competition.

Harbour market Oudeschild

Harbour market Oudeschild

Oudeschild
01-07-2022 - 26-08-2022

Get yourself some bargains at the Harbour market of Oudeschild! 

HavenVIStijn

HavenVIStijn

Oudeschild
13-08-2022

During this event you will be short of eyes and ears, discover the world of fishing!

Nieuw Buitenheim

Nieuw Buitenheim

Oudeschild

A beautiful nature reserve for beach-breeding birds!

The Texel Brewery

The Texel Brewery

Oudeschild

Come smell and taste at De Texelse Bierbrouwerij and discover what makes these beers special.

Museum Kaap Skil

Museum Kaap Skil

Oudeschild

An unique museum full of stories and adventures about life at sea.

E-chopper ride

E-chopper ride

Den Burg, De Cocksdorp & Oudeschild

Discover the beautiful villages of Texel on these sturdy and durable scooters! 

TukTuk drive

TukTuk drive

Oudeschild

Rent a TukTuk and go on an adventure on Texel!

Bruuzer boat trips

Bruuzer boat trips

Oudeschild

Enjoy a spectacular adventure and experience the ultimate thrill during the various boat trips.

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

Oudeschild

Enjoy climbing in the shipwreck and have a look at the boats near the harbour.

Sport fishing Texel

Sport fishing Texel

Oudeschild

Visit various fish-rich spots on the water and spot seals along the way.

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

Visit Texel’s fishers village and discover more about the Rede van Texel.

Ottersaat

Ottersaat

Oudeschild

The Ottersaat is the breeding ground for shorebirds, watch the birds in their natural habitat! 

Crab fishing

Crab fishing

Oudeschild

A fun activity not to be missed during your holiday on Texel. We will teach you how! 

Het Sop seal tours

Het Sop seal tours

Oudeschild

Cruise along the coast of Texel and look for the seals.

Food Forest

Food Forest

Oudeschild

Come and enjoy picking your fruit and flowers at the self pick garden!

E-foiling

E-foiling

Oudeschild

The latest trend in watersports, electric surfing on the water!  

Tidal flat cruises

Tidal flat cruises

Oudeschild

Sail to a dry sandbank and explore the mudflats.

Seal tours

Seal tours

Oudeschild

Sail along on De Vrijheid Seal tours and admire the many seals! 

Book your stay at Texel

Enjoy a wonderful vacation on the largest Wadden Island. Visit the fishing harbor and don't forget to eat a delicious fresh fish. Learn more about the international significance of the village in museum Kaap Skil. Stay near Oudeschild at one of the parks of De Krim Texel.