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About Texel

With over 13,000 inhabitants, Texel is the largest Dutch Wadden Island. It has forests, dunes, 30 kilometres of beautiful wide beaches and large nature reserves. In addition to its magnificent and diverse natural resources, Texel has a wealth of culture, museums and unique historical village centres. This versatility and combination of nature and countless places of interest makes Texel the ideal holiday destination for long or short holidays. 

Den Burg is the largest village on Texel, where you will find the town hall and cinema among other places of interest. For those who enjoy ancient buildings, a visit to Oosterend or Den Hoorn is a must. Texel's newest village is De Cocksdorp. 

Interesting links/places of interest

De Pelikaan Catering
De Pelikaan Catering makes any festive occasion a culinary success.

Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming N.V. (Teso)
This shipping company has been running the ferry service between Texel and Den Helder since 1907.

All the latest news and everything you need to know about Texel.
Texel-born beachcomber Maarten Brugge crafts unique pieces of furniture from driftwood. A number of these pieces can be ordered from the new webshop.

InterWad, the Wadden Sea online
InterWad is a cooperative venture between the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment.

Shipwreck and Beachcombers' Museum "Flora"
In the world's first and biggest beachcombers' museum, beachcombers tell of their experiences and wanderings on the beach. 

EcoMare is the main centre for the Wadden Islands, North Sea and the natural environment on Texel. It is home to large, open sea aquaria as well as a bird sanctuary. You can also visit the animals that make the Dutch Wadden Islands so famous: the seals.
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Round Texel Race
The Zwitserleven Round Texel Race has grown over a period of almost 30 years to become one of the world's largest catamaran events with over 600 competitors each year.
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Para centre Texel
Based at Texel Airport, Para centre Texel was founded in 1969 and has grown to become a household name in the Dutch world of parachutists.
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Maritime and Beachcombers' Museum
Experience everything to do with beachcombing, shipping and fishing on and around the island.
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Agricultural and Wagon museum
This museum was established in 1965 as a wagon museum by local equestrians. Wagons, carts and equipment formerly used on farms were donated or loaned to the museum by members of the equestrian club.
Address: Hogereind 6, De Waal
Phone number: +31 (0)222 312 951 

This is the smallest museum on Texel. Step inside one of the island's oldest houses (1599) and experience what life was like on Texel in the early 1900s.
Address: Kogerstraat 1, Den Burg
Phone number: +31 (0)222 313 135 

Aviation Museum
Located next to the airport, Texel's youngest museum gives you a glimpse into the glorious history of aviation on Texel. Address: Vliegveld Texel, De Cocksdorp
Phone number: +31 (0)222 311 689 

Labora ice cream parlour on Texel
Ice cream parlour Labora is the only ice cream parlour on Texel to produce ice cream from fresh milk from its own cows. Come and see and taste at Hollandseweg (exit 32).
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Wezenspyk Cheese Farm
Real Texel farmhouse cheddar is made at Wezenspyk Cheese Farm.
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Molenbuurt Fruit Company
Apples, pears and cloudy apple juice are produced at Molenbuurt Fruit Company owned by Cees Keijser.
Address: Molenbuurt 3, De Waal 

Texel Real Estate Agents 
Texel Vastgoed has been active in the housing market since 1967 and is the island's oldest estate agent. 
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Texel weather update
Click here to see what the weather is like on Texel.


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