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Events on Texel

In the summer there is almost daily something organized Texel. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

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 ...

Windfestival

Op het strand bij Paal 20 in De Koog vind het Wind Festival plaats. Een 2-daags festival, waarbij één van de grootste krachten van het eiland centraal staat: wind. De lucht van het strand bij De Koog zal gevuld ...

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 ...

Ouwe Sunderklaas

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 ...

Christmas Market

December

Well worth a visit, this attractive Christmas Market in Oosterend. As dusk falls small lights are ignited everywhere, and while walking through the narrow village streets you will find yourself years back in time.

New Year's Eve

New Year is another wild celebration. The Dutch often stay home with their families until midnight, and many bars open just then. Many venues offer New Year parties. From midnight the sky lights up as everyone sets of fireworks. People on Texel love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

2020

New Year's Day plunge

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive 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: 14.00 hrs - Paal 9 @ ...

Half Marathon De Waal

March

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 ...

Amuse Tour

Enjoy special snacks and wines in ten restaurants. You can do this during AmuseTour.

National Museum Week

Begin april

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. This year's theme is: "Let yourself be mesmerized by a museum ...

Lambs Hiking Tour

Easter Monday

Het Gouden Boltje organizes a Lambs Hiking Tour in and around Den Burg. The routes of 5, 10, 15, 25 or 40 km traverse the old lands of Texel. Along the way you see the sheep with their lambs in the pastures, you'll also come ...

Lifeboat Day

Early May

In the spring, the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) organizes its annual open day. On Lifeboat Day you can look into the rescue station. At all stations are demonstrations, storytelling, and you can see the equipment.

Meierblis

April 30

At sunset every year on April 30, at several locations on Texel the so-called 'Meierblissen' are lit. In the weeks beforehand, the children gather flammable materials. The gathered material is lit on April 30, where those present stand around the fire and roast potatoes on pieces of wire. The ...

Texel Weekend

A popular horseriding event where riders from the entire country participate. Three days of dressage from B until Gran Prix level. A dressage demonstration is shown to complete the final day. At Friday and Saturday there is showjumping from B until ZZ level.

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. ...

Klifhanger

Tweejaarlijkse

The nicest outing during Pentecost 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. ...

Living Room Theater Broadway

Whitsun Weekend

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 ...

Avondvierdaagse

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 ...

Bunkerdag

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 ...

Amuse Tour

Enjoy special snacks and wines in ten restaurants. You can do this during AmuseTour.

SunBeats

July

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 ...

Horizontoer

Early August

Ten old Dutch flatboats, ten days, five islands, hundred artists and talents… since 1988, people from all age groups can annually enjoy upcoming talent, different kinds of music, surprising (street)theater, cabaret and different workshops. Almost all performances are free or can be visited at a small fee. 3 & 4 Aug. ...

Culinary Texel

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 [i]Texel Culinary[/i]. A nice atmosphere ...

Heritage Days

Second Saturday and / or second Sunday in September

Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...