Eierland Lighthouse


Battered by storms and war, Texel's resilient crimson-coloured lighthouse was built in 1864 and stands 35m high. Climb its 153 steps for sweeping views across the islands and shallow waters.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Texel attractions

1. Paal 19


The emphasis at this beach immediately west of De Koog is on lounging with good food and drink while watching kite-surfers in action.

2. Ecomare

8.53 MILES

Initially created as a refuge for sick seals retrieved from the Waddenzee, Ecomare has expanded into an impressive nature centre devoted to the…

3. Texel Dunes National Park

8.54 MILES

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…

4. Paal 17

8.56 MILES

Texel's party beach, 3km south of De Koog, has lots of day- and night-time activities, including wind-surfing and kite-surfing.

5. De Kroon van Texel

9.24 MILES

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 …

6. De Zelfpluktuin

9.52 MILES

At this 3-hectare farm's orchards and fields, you can pick your own fruit (eg apples, strawberries, blueberries and grapes), vegetables (such as capsicums…

7. Texelse Bierbrouwerij

9.56 MILES

See beer being made at the island's brewery, housed in a former dairy, on an informative 45-minute guided tour (in English and Dutch). Tour prices include…

8. Kaap Skil Museum Van Jutters & Zeelui

10.05 MILES

A stunning slatted-timber-encased reception building made from recycled materials frames the superb Maritime and Beachcombers Museum. Its extraordinary…