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Events on Texel

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

Meierblis

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 ...

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Lifeboat Day

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.

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Vogelkijkdag

Statistisch gezien is dit het beste weekend in het voorjaar om vogels te spotten op Texel. Op zes locaties zijn er vogelkijkposten en excursies; er rijden gratis busjes langs de posten.

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National Mills Day

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. More ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Jazz on the Waves

The intimate jazz festival, with improvisation and World Music in and around Den Hoorn. Organized annually since 2012, the event has a special program with performances of many well-known artists and upcoming talents.

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Midzomerschans

A cultural festival in a historic location. That's the Midsummer Sconce, which is held every year on a Saturday and a Sunday in June. The fully restored fort 'De Schans' on Texel offers room for theater, singing, dancing, literature and visual arts. Because of the shape and size of the fort ...

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Sommeltjespop

Early July

Sommeltjespop 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.

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Markets and fairs on Texel

Entire Summer

In Den Burg there is a market every Monday morning. Summer markets are also present in most of the villages. - Sunday afternoons in holiday center De Krim (near De Cocksdorp). - Monday afternoons at the Witteweg in ...

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SunBeats

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 being hired.

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Funfair at Texel

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. On Texel it is still possible every year, mid July.

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Funfair at Texel

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. On Texel it is still possible every year, mid July.

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Agricultural day

End July

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 groves, ...

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Horizontoer

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. 6 & 7 Aug. ...

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Eagles Summer Event

Eerste zondag van augustus

Not to be missed for horse girls and tough cowboys: early August is the annual festival on Texel at the Eagles Ranch. Horse and dog demonstrations, craft market, workshops, terrace and live country and western music.

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HavenVIStijn

Mid August

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 ...

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Tropical Sea festival

End August

South-American bands and sultry dancers strengthen the subtropical atmosphere in the Koog during the Tropical Sea Festival. The bathing place transforms into a sanguineous atmosphere during the last weekend of the high season. During the day the street artists are there, in the evenings there are live performances ...

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Schapenfokkersdag

Eerste maandag in september

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 herinnert ...

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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 Texel Culinary. A nice atmosphere and a great opportunity to get acquainted with ...

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Heritage Days

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 ...

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Texel Half marathon

End September

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 ...

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Texel Blues Festival

Second weekend of October

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 ...

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Autumn Hiking Tour

The 'Gouden Boltje' organizes, under the auspices of the NHWB, a walk around the Cocksdorp. This hike of 5, 10 and 15 km long is around the vicinity of beach, dunes, and De Cocksdorp. Starting point: Restaurant Topido, Kikkertstraat 21, De ...

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Struûn Texel

End of November

The best weekend getaway in November is 'Struûn Texel': a grand event in Den Burg with lots of cultural activities, music, food and fun. Texel goes all out to surround you with the typical islander hospitality. A cheerful, colorful and warm happening!

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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

End of November

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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Half Marathon De Waal

Mid 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 ...

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Lambs Hiking Tour

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 across quintessential ...

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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 piece."

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