Texel's history

'Fort De Schans'

'Fort De Schans' is a beautiful piece of heritage built in 1574, commissioned by William of Orange. The fort was intended to protect the Rede van Texel against the Spaniards but also served as a court and prison. From the public road you can see the fort and the support forts. Take a walk over the star-shaped fortress, which is freely accessible to walkers from sunrise to sunset.

Photo gallery Fort de Schans

Visitor information

Address: Schansweg, Oudeschild
Website: Fort de schans
Check the latest information on the provider's website!

This could also be interesting for you

Night of the Night

Night of the Night

Multiple locations
30-10-2021

Experience the darkness at its darkest, the activities will show you how special dark is.

Bonfire Meierblis

Bonfire Meierblis

Multiple locations
30-04-2022

Warm up by the big fire and bake sandwiches or marshmallows by the small fires! The next edition will take place in 2022.

Ouwe Sunderklaas

Ouwe Sunderklaas

Multiple locations
12-12-2021

An annual event that is celebrated in every village. 

Art routes Texel

Art routes Texel

Multiple locations
09-09-2021 - 31-10-2021

Four routes lead you along exhibitions, artists and musicians on Texel!

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: December 7, 2020 14:00

Stay informed

Want to receive the latest news and great offers in your inbox (in Dutch)?

We will handle your data confidentially. You can also read this in our privacy policy.