Top things to do in Texel

Top Choice Park in Texel

Texel Dunes National Park

The patchwork of dune-scape running along the western coast of the island is a prime reason for visiting Texel. Salt fens and heath alternate with velvety, grass-covered dunes; plants endemic to the habitat include …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Texel

Ecomare

Initially created as a refuge for sick seals retrieved from the Waddenzee, Ecomare has expanded into an impressive nature centre devoted to the preservation and understanding of Texel's wildlife. It has displays on …
Top Choice Museum in Texel

Kaap Skil Museum Van Jutters & Zeelui

A stunning slatted-timber-encased reception building made from recycled materials frames the superb Maritime and Beachcombers Museum. Its extraordinary variety of flotsam and jetsam recovered from sunken ships and t…
Top Choice European in Texel

Bij Jef

The Michelin-starred restaurant of boutique hotel Bij Jef has a constantly changing menu created from local produce, such as Texel suckling lamb, De Westen asparagus and herbs, Den Burg chocolate, De Hoorn cheese, D…
Cafe in Texel

Kaap Noord

At the island's northern tip, this rustic beach bar has a wind-buffering, glass-walled terrace overlooking the sand and the sea beyond. Its vast timber interior is warmed by a wood-burning stove and sheepskins cover…
Seafood in Texel

't Pakhuus

Seafood is landed at the docks right outside former warehouse 't Pakhuus, which also contains the Design Hotel Texel Suites. Waddenzee oysters, cockles and cod; North Sea crab, sea bass and scallops; and Oosterschel…
European in Texel

Gusta

At the Boutique Hotel Texel, 4.5km south of De Cocksdorp, Gusta serves seasonal Texel produce such as Waddenzee platters with eels, prawns, cockles, fish and lobster, as well as potatoes, onions, beets, barley and w…
Dutch in Texel

Eiland Keuken

Texel produce forms the backbone of this stylish bistro's quality cooking: Waddenzee oysters with lemon and samphire salsa, smoked-mackerel ceviche, chocolate-dusted Texel lamb with roast Den Burg apples and beetroo…
Winery in Texel

De Kroon van Texel

Wineries across the Netherlands are few, so it's especially worth dropping in to De Kroon, a small but international medal-winning estate. One-hour tours (English available) take you through the vines and end with t…
Bistro in Texel

Freya

This petite, welcoming restaurant serves a daily changing set menu (no à la carte) of contemporary Dutch cuisine along the lines of smoked duck breast with asparagus, herb-crusted Texel lamb with oven-baked potatoes…