Below, you'll find our selection of the finest events on Texel. Especially in the summer, there are almost daily festivities, ranging from markets and folklore to music performances and sporting events. Yet, even outside the summer season, there's plenty to enjoy in terms of varied activities.
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Texel Blues Festival
Known and unknown celebrities in the blues world take over the stages in Den Burg during this weekend. Lovers of this music always eagerly look forward to this event, where they can enjoy their favorite music in the café’s. An illustrious weekend where artists play beautifully and the ...
Arrival of Saint Nicholas Texel
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion on Texel. Saint Nicholas arrives surrounded by his servants. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Children greet the procession. Customarily candies ...
For real Texel fans! Traditional festival that takes place at night in almost every village on the island. On the street or in the living rooms, the events of the society of Texel are made fun of. It's a good idea to know some things about ...
New Year's Day plunge
On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive (Polar Bear Plunge) is organized on Texel, which has been since 2008. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January. - Paal 20 @ De Koog: ...
Texel Darts Trophy
Tijdens een Texel Darts Trophy toernooi worden gedurende het gehele weekend diverse toernooien gespeeld, voor zowel dames als heren. Voor de jeugd is er een apart toernooi waardoor ook zij kennis kunnen maken met het wedstrijdelement van de dartsport. De Texel Darts Trophy vindt plaats op Vakantiepark De ...
Half Marathon De Waal
Early March the annually half marathon of De Waal is held. A regional Athletic union walk. You could say it's an early spring classic. It appears again and again that the participants come from near and far to participate. A sporty weekend getaway, and walking on a Waddeneiland ...
The Sixty of Texel
Athletics Association Texel organizes 'The Sixty of Texel' on Easter Monday. A bi-annual run, which is considered to be the finest and toughest point-to-point race for professional runners and relay teams in the Netherlands by many. This varied and challenging route goes to all the salient ...
National Museum Week
During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up.
National Mills Day
Tweede weekend van mei
Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. ...
The nicest outing is the arts festival Klifhanger in Den Hoorn. Are is being exhibited in living rooms and gardens in the picturesque village and in the meadows in the surroundings. As a visitor you can follow a walking or biking route along the exhibition. Klifhanger goes ...
Living Room Theater Broadway
During the Whitsun weekend, the unique living room theater festival Broadway takes place in the picturesque village of Den Hoorn. Residents make their living rooms available every two years for performances by famous and less famous comedians. Visitors can walk from performance to ...
Langs de kust van Texel zijn nog sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Onder andere de bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar onder andere op Bunkerdag zijn van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur de bunkers ...
Round of Texel
Texel is really the place to be for catamaran sailors. To join the Round of Texel they arrive with hundreds to the island. Every year this biggest catamaran race takes place around the island, which has started out as a small one. The beach at pole 17 is the ...
Het Gouden Boltje organiseert, onder auspiciën van de NHWB, de Avondvierdaagse. Deze wandeltochten van 5, 10 en 15 km voert u door Den Burg en omgeving en het Hogeberg gebied. Startplaats: Kantine Schietsportcentrum Odysseus - Emmalaan 65 Den ...
Markets and fairs on Texel
Every Monday from 08:00 to 13:00, a market takes place at the Groeneplaats in Den Burg throughout the year.
In juli/augustus donderdag
In Den Hoorn vindt iedere donderdag gedurende de maanden juli en augustus 'Hoornderdag' plaats in de Herenstraat met diverse kramen en wisselende thema's tot 18.00 uur.
SomPop is the biggest live pop festival on the island. A nice pop festival which is very professional with bands that have received a lot of popularity. They have become popular in the rest of the country.
Texel Day of the Sheep
This event includes sheep shearing, you can learn to make sheep's milk, make a tour though the sheep country, and kids can make a sheep button for free.
Island Samba is not only the biggest Dance event on Texel, it also takes place at the beach. Imagine: barefoot on the beach, with a setting sun, a cocktail in your hand and Music of well-known artists, as only the best DJ’s are ...
Beach Food Festival
Tientallen foodtrucks, strandhuisjes, zitzakken en parasols maken dit festival bij Oudeschild tot een waar zomers feestje. Texelse chefs en koks vanuit elders in Nederland maken de lekkerste gerechten van lokale producten.
Texel has a progressive agricultural sector, but it is also an industry with a special past. The Agricultural day which is being held at Den Hoorn, shows a mixture of modern techniques and nostalgia, with livestock inspection, demonstrations of garden ...
The fishery is a fixed part of Texel. The fishermen in Oudeschild dispose of a modern fleet and won’t shy away from renewal. The idea for Simwin, a sustainable alternative for the beam, was a typical one for this area. New, but also traditional techniques ...
In de muzieknis in Oosterend begint Strenderpop. Een kleinschalig muziekfeestje met diverse optredens van zowel jonge als ervaren Texelse muzikanten.
Schapenfokkersdag op de Groeneplaats; traditionele veemarkt met de sfeer van een algemene jaarmarkt. In vroegere tijden vonden in Den Burg echte lamsmarkten plaats. De schapenfokkers uit de wijde omgeving trokken hier naar toe om hun jongvee te koop aan te bieden. Vandaag de dag ...
Open Monuments Day on Texel
Every year, on a weekend in September, many monuments in the Netherlands open their doors to the public. The participating monuments on Texel can be recognised by the Open Monuments Day flag, ...
Tweede weekend van september
Everyone who loves good food, has to be in the Dorpsstraat in De Koog during the second weekend of September. The best restaurants of Texel serve delicious snacks during Texel Culinary. A nice atmosphere and a ...
Texel Half marathon
Texel Half marathon: 1600 runners start a tour of 21 or 10 km over the island, starting at the ferry. A sportive event through forest and dunes, over the beach and through cultural landscapes. With typical Texel elements, like sun, salt and wind. The finish is in Den ...