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.

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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

Rescue boat day

Rescue boat day

Oudeschild and De Cocksdorp
13-05-2023

Step into the shoes of the crew members of the rescue boats and sail away!

HavenVIStijn

HavenVIStijn

Oudeschild
12-08-2023

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

E-chopper ride

E-chopper ride

Den Burg, De Cocksdorp & Oudeschild

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

Wad'n Party

Wad'n Party

Oudeschild
20-05-2023

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

Museum Kaap Skil

Museum Kaap Skil

Oudeschild

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

Nieuw Buitenheim

Nieuw Buitenheim

Oudeschild

A beautiful nature reserve for beach-breeding birds!

Harbour market Oudeschild

Harbour market Oudeschild

Oudeschild
02-06-2023 - 25-08-2023

Get yourself some bargains at the Harbour market of Oudeschild! 

Beach Food festival

Beach Food festival

Oudeschild
21-07-2023 - 23-07-2023

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

Crab fishing

Crab fishing

Oudeschild

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

E-foiling

E-foiling

Oudeschild

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

Ottersaat

Ottersaat

Oudeschild

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

Dijkmanshuizen

Dijkmanshuizen

Oudeschild

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

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.

De Vrijheid seal tours

De Vrijheid seal tours

Oudeschild

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

Fort De Schans

Fort De Schans

Oudeschild

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

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.

The Texel Brewery

The Texel Brewery

Oudeschild

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

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

Oudeschild

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

Het Sop seal tours

Het Sop seal tours

Oudeschild

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

Tidal flat cruises

Tidal flat cruises

Oudeschild

Sail to a dry sandbank and explore the mudflats.

Food Forest

Food Forest

Oudeschild

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

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.