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!
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
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
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.
Admire many migratory birds and walk through Texel's most special piece of nature.
The youngest forest area on Texel. Come here for walking, cycling, running or horse riding.
Follow the directions of the Sommeltjes on the 1.5 km long Sommeltjespad.
Visit Texel's highest point during a hike in the diverse area.
Follow in the footsteps of Neeltje and Cornelis and try to leave Texel within 2 hours!
Be enchanted by the beautiful starry sky during the stargazing evenings on Texel!
Discover Texel's newest nature reserve where there is plenty to admire!
Unwind in the unique backyard of De Cocksdorp and spot various birds!
Discover one of the largest wet dune valleys of the Netherlands!
Discover unique traces of the Second World War scattered all over Texel!
Hit the road with a delicious filled rucksack and walk through De Hoge Berg on Texel!
Discover everything about the Texel sheep farming during a walk in the open-air museum.
Hiking club Het Gouden Boltje organises regular walks of 5 to 40 kilometres.
Discover the beaches of Texel. With no less than 30 km of beach, there is something for everyone!
Take a step into this extraordinary fortress and discover Texel's rich cultural history.
Petting, feeding, cuddling or walking with alpacas? You can do it on Texel!
Take a walk through the dunes of Texel.
Visit the special area where new dunes are still being created by Mother Nature!
Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul.
Experience the magic of the forest during a fun day out in De Dennen of Texel!
Take a lovely walk through the varied dune area of the Bollekamer.
Visit the valley with dunes more than 200 years old and spot different species of birds.
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.