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Texel highlights

Ecomare
Visit this museum and learn about their seal and bird shelter and generally about the environment of Texel.
Aviaton and Wartime Museum
Get to know more about the entire aviation and wartime history of Texel while browsing through the objects and models on show.
Juttersmuseum
Exhibitions shown here are all created with whatever beachcombers find on the beach.
Paracentrum Texel
If you love adventures, definitely try skydiving. Get your adrenaline pumping while enjoying the views from above.
Lighthouse Texel
This 150-year-old lighthouse is definitely a highlight and offers beautiful views of Texel and the Wadden Sea from its top.
Circuitpark Karting Texel
How fast can you go? Combine a relaxing stay in Texel with a little adventure on this kart circuit.
Mudflat hiking
Texel is a great place for mudflat hikers. Enjoy the beautiful nature and try to spot some seals.
Surfschool Texel
If you love water sports and especially surfing, head to this school for surfing classes and great surfing equipment.

A Haven for Wildlife

A Dutch island in the North Sea, Texel is best known for its wonderful sand dunes - a haven for birds. Common and grey seals also swim off its shores and some can be seen in the Ecomare rescue centre just outside De Koog.

Home to the largest concentration of Texel hotels, De Koog is a real seaside town and the centre of the nightlife, with a few bars and restaurants. At the island’s northern tip is its most recognisable landmark – the red lighthouse in De Cocksdorp. A ferry leaves from here to neighbouring Vlieland island in summer.

South is Texel Airport and its aviation museum, while inland are the polders typical of the Netherlands. Some are bulbfields that are a sea of colour in spring, while others are home to sweet-looking Texel sheep.

Oudeschild on the Waddenzee coast is a fishing village with a windmill by its harbour. Midway between here and Den Burg – the largest town – is Hoge Berg, an Ice Age clay mound. Next door is Texel Brewery, producing beers from the island’s wheat and barley.

Ferries to Texel from Den Helder arrive at t’Hoorntje and the closest village is Den Hoorn whose church spire can be seen for miles around. Wherever you choose to stay, Booking.com has a great range of accommodation in Texel.