Island formed by wind, sea and man; with polders and dunes, heaths and dune lakes and birds scurrying everywhere. A visit to Texel will always bring that lovely island feeling. Walking on the beach or cycling through the dunes, past old farms and vibrant villages. There is much to enjoy for nature lovers in the National Park ‘De Duinen van Texel’ (The Dunes of Texel). Adventure trails run along wet heaths and beautiful dune lakes. Texel is primarily a bird paradise. Everywhere there are birds nesting and foraging. Texel receives many visitors every year, but off season, you will find peace here.
Texel is the largest of the Frisian Islands. An island formed by the wind, the sea and man. Traces of old dikes can be seen everywhere. The dunes of Texel have the status of national park. In other words, they are very special. With outstretched dunes, wet dune slacks and dune forests. But also open sea plains where the wind forms new dunes.
Numerous hiking, cycling and riding trails lead along wonderful countryside. The bird richness of Texel enjoys international fame. Every spring and autumn it is a coming and going of migratory birds. If the mud is dry, it is full of waders, ducks and gulls.
A lot of walkers leave Texel alone. That is a big mistake. If you are looking for peace and quietness, space and beautiful landscapes you can make beautiful walking-tours. And there is a lovely fresh sea-air.
The coast of Texel has wide beaches and offers magnificent views over the sea. From the view of the coast is beautiful. The beach lies shining in the sun and goes in a friendly curve with the sea and the sea can sometimes lighten unlikely bleu. And along the flood mark there are always people walking, weather or no weather. Texel is with all its catering industry at the sunny residence the stopping place for walkers.
Hiking routes and maps
Hiking maps can be obtained from the local tourist office and / or the Internet. Unfortunately are most route maps only available in the Dutch language.