Texel is an island with a remarkable history, closely connected with nature and the sea. Texel originated in the Ice Age and grew as a result of human endeavour and nature. Through the centuries, people have come and gone on the island e.g. to collect seagull eggs in Eierland for bakeries in Amsterdam.
And then there was shipping; with the Rede van Texel a household name in the 15th century. Ships of the Dutch East India Company, which would depart from towns along the Zuider Zee, would anchor in the Rede van Texel to wait for favourable winds to sail to the Baltic countries, and later on also to East India. During the Golden Age, in particular, the Rede van Texel was bustling with activity. You can still find traces of this remarkable history in the authentic villages, special museums, wonderful traditions and stunning nature on Texel.
Texel is known for its sheep and beautiful nature reserves. But did you know that Texel also has many cultural activities? Many of the museums have a link to the beach, the sea or beachcombers. Learn everything about life on and near the sea. Go beachcombing yourself and make the most beautiful creations in your accommodation. Or visit one of the cultural events that Texel has to offer.