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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a spectacular adventure and experience the ultimate thrill during the various boat trips.
Enjoy climbing in the shipwreck and have a look at the boats near the harbour.
Visit various fish-rich spots on the water and spot seals along the way.
Visit Texel’s fishers village and discover more about the Rede van Texel.
The Ottersaat is the breeding ground for shorebirds, watch the birds in their natural habitat!
A fun activity not to be missed during your holiday on Texel. We will teach you how!
An unique museum full of stories and adventures about life at sea.
Enjoy beautiful pieces of music by creative sailors moored in Den Burg and Oudeschild
Cruise along the coast of Texel and look for the seals.
Take a step into this extraordinary fortress and discover Texel's rich cultural history.
Come smell and taste at De Texelse Bierbrouwerij and discover what makes these beers special.
Rent a TukTuk and go on an adventure on Texel!
Come and enjoy picking your fruit and flowers at the self pick garden!
The latest trend in watersports, electric surfing on the water!
Sail to a dry sandbank and explore the mudflats.
Spot different breeding meadow birds and discover the diversity of plant species.
Sail along on De Vrijheid Seal tours and admire the many seals!
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.