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.
See how people lived and worked on a farm on Texel 100 years ago.
Travel back in time in Texel’s smallest village.
Visit Texel's largest village and discover what Den Burg has to offer.
Visit Den Hoorn! It is known for its little church, the many artists and cozy streets.
Island art inspired by water, clouds, wind and sea currents.
Visit the little house with a lot of history and take a step back in time!
Take a step into this extraordinary fortress and discover Texel's rich cultural history.
Admire art from Texel, oil paintings, Murano glass and much more at Gallery Cliff Art.
The meeting place where art, artists, visitors and buyers come together.
Learn more about the wonderful world of beachcombing and let the discoveries surprise you.
An unique museum full of stories and adventures about life at sea.
Take a special boat trip with the historical fishing boat from 1906.
Fly through aviation history and discover a rich history.
Take a look at the special art made from materials washed ashore on the beach.
Visit Texel’s fishers village and discover more about the Rede van Texel.
Go back to the 16th century in this small museum in the centre of Den Burg.
An annual event that is celebrated in every village.
Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.
Learn what it is like to be a sheep farmer on Texel!
Paintings and works of art inspired by the multi-faceted Texel!
Learn about the consequences of the Second World War and the intense war memories of Texel.
Discover unique traces of the Second World War scattered all over Texel!
Unwind in the unique backyard of De Cocksdorp and spot various birds!
Four routes lead you along exhibitions, artists and musicians on Texel!
Experience the darkness at its darkest, the activities will show you how special dark is.
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.