A walker’s paradise

Walking on Texel

Walking on Texel: panoramic views; a varied, rich natural landscape; wonderful, peaceful trails. The landscape changes from dunes to beach, marshes, heathland and woodland. It’s fun to map out a nice walking route before you set out, but you don’t really need to. Texel has many signposted trails, with a vast network of footpaths running through the dunes and woods. Or how about a lovely beach walk? Enjoy the most beautiful walks on Texel, straight from the parks of De Krim!

Trail route - Mokbaai and De Hors (NL)

Here you will have a wonderful sense of solitude. Hiking for hours along mysterious overgrown paths, chirping birds, lakes with ingenious fish ladders, you may pass an abandoned bunker and, of course, the endless expanse of sand from which the dunes evolved. All this time, you may not see another living soul. Nature rules here. De Hors is the best place to get lost. 

Distance in kilometres: 19.2 - several shortcuts possible
Starting point: Veerhaven Texel

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Trail route - Eierland en de tuintjes (NL)

The north of Texel used to be a separate island. Originally part of Vlieland, it later became detached and drifted closer to Texel. The area was full of eider ducks and seagulls, whose eggs were collected for bakeries in Amsterdam, which explains the name ‘Eierland’ (Egg land). Did you know this is also the name of the lighthouse? The northern point of the island is still a popular area for vagrants and rare migrating birds. The landscape is beautiful and varied. 

Distance in kilometres: 5.7
Starting point: Parking lot near the lighthouse

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More hiking routes

In addition to the above walking routes, we have collected a number of other routes for you (in Dutch):

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Photo gallery Walking on Texel

Go on a Wadden Sea tour

A visit to Texel is not complete without a Wadden Sea tour.
The Waddenvereniging (The Wadden Society) organises various excursions almost every day during the summer months. These include Wadden Sea tours, trawler trips, dawn excursions, children’s beach days and Wadden tasting events. 


More info about excursions by the Waddenvereniging on the Wadden island of Texel.

Our Texel Tips for you
Westerduinen

Westerduinen

Den Hoorn

Enjoy the bird-rich Westerduinen and perhaps spot the rare Hen Harrier! 

Waalenburg

Waalenburg

De Waal

Would you like to experience the area by bike or on foot? Enjoy nature and birds guaranteed! 

Run for KiKa Marathon

Run for KiKa Marathon

Multiple locations
25-03-2023

Run along for a good cause or encourage the participants!

Lights-Tour

Lights-Tour

Den Burg
29-10-2022

Walk along with the Lights-Tour and illuminate the streets of Den Burg!

Horspolders and Kreeftpolders

Horspolders and Kreeftpolders

Den Hoorn

Take a look at these special dune valleys and discover the wealth of birds and rare plants!

Fort De Schans

Fort De Schans

Oudeschild

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

Fonteinsnol

Fonteinsnol

Den Burg

An amazing viewpoint and play forest for the children!

Stargazing Evening

Stargazing Evening

De Koog
12-08-2022

Be enchanted by the beautiful starry sky during the stargazing evenings on Texel!

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Dune valley Het Grote Vlak

Den Hoorn

Discover one of the largest wet dune valleys of the Netherlands!

Battery Den Hoorn

Battery Den Hoorn

Den Hoorn

Walk along the traces of the Second World War!

Skéép en Lantskap

Skéép en Lantskap

Den Hoorn

Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.

Nature reserve Dorpzicht

Nature reserve Dorpzicht

De Cocksdorp

Unwind in the unique backyard of De Cocksdorp and spot various birds!

North Sea Coast

North Sea Coast

North Sea

An area with a great diversity of flora and fauna and fun activities!

Krim forest

Krim forest

De Cocksdorp

The youngest forest area on Texel. Come here for walking, cycling, running or horse riding. 

The Sommeltjespad

The Sommeltjespad

De Koog

Follow the directions of the Sommeltjes on the 1.5 km long Sommeltjespad.

TexelTrail run

TexelTrail run

De Cocksdorp
04-02-2023

Take a look at the challenging walking tour through various types of landscape of Texel.

Herbal excursion

Herbal excursion

De Cocksdorp

Discover what special herbs Texel and the Wadden Sea have to offer!

De Hoge Berg

De Hoge Berg

Den Burg

Visit this high point on Texel and discover the beautiful nature area. 

War Path

War Path

De Cocksdorp

Discover unique traces of the Second World War scattered all over Texel!

Beach

Beach

Multiple locations

Discover the beaches of Texel. With no less than 30 km of beach, there is something for everyone!

Texel Half Marathon

Texel Half Marathon

Den Hoorn
25-09-2022

Participate in the half marathon and experience Texel's diverse landscape on foot!

Happen en Stappen

Happen en Stappen

Den Burg

Hit the road with a delicious filled rucksack and walk through De Hoge Berg on Texel!

Geocaching

Geocaching

Multiple locations

Looking for adventure? Search for different treasure chests scattered all over Texel!

Escape Tours

Escape Tours

Multiple locations

Follow in the footsteps of Neeltje and Cornelis and try to leave Texel within 2 hours!

Nieuw Buitenheim

Nieuw Buitenheim

Oudeschild

A beautiful nature reserve for beach-breeding birds!

Nature Centre De Marel

Nature Centre De Marel

De Waal

Discover how beautiful nature is from Nature Centre De Marel!

Mudflat excursion

Mudflat excursion

Multiple locations

Not afraid to get your feet dirty? Join a mudflat excursion and experience nature!

De Bollekamer

De Bollekamer

Den Hoorn

Take a lovely walk through the varied dune area of the Bollekamer.

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Prins Hendrikzanddijk

Den Hoorn

Discover Texel's newest nature reserve where there is plenty to admire!

De Slufter

De Slufter

De Cocksdorp

Admire many migratory birds and walk through Texel's most special piece of nature.

Seetingsnollen

Seetingsnollen

De Koog

Visit Texel's highest point during a hike in the diverse area. 

Walking tours

Walking tours

Den Burg

Hiking club Het Gouden Boltje organises regular walks of 5 to 40 kilometres.

Texel's Alpacas

Texel's Alpacas

De Cocksdorp

Petting, feeding, cuddling or walking with alpacas? You can do it on Texel!

Dunes on Texel

Dunes on Texel

More locations

Take a walk through the dunes of Texel.

De Hors

De Hors

Den Hoorn

Visit the special area where new dunes are still being created by Mother Nature! 

De Geul

De Geul

Den Hoorn

Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul. 

De Dennen

De Dennen

De Koog

Experience the magic of the forest during a fun day out in De Dennen of Texel!

Bleekersvallei

Bleekersvallei

De Koog

Visit the valley with dunes more than 200 years old and spot different species of birds. 

Book your stay on Texel

Can't wait to put on your walking shoes and discover Texel on foot? Then don't wait and book your accommodation. All parks of De Krim Texel border on nature and the sea, beach and dunes are never far away. So you can make the most beautiful walks right from your accommodation.

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: March 8, 2021 15:00