On the lookout for issues to do on Texel Netherlands? I lately visited this island within the Netherlands and located many nice issues to do and eat on Texel!

The beneath put up dives into how you can get to Texel, how you can get round Texel, issues to do on Texel, eating places on Texel and locations to remain – it’s a fairly full information to Texel!

Right here’s how my journey to Texel began:

I missed the ferry by 3 minutes!

If I had arrived 3 minutes earlier, I might have caught the ferry to Texel. And a journey to Texel is certainly a sensible choice! 

Lacking the ferry was no downside, which will get us straight to the primary helpful data while you wish to spend your trip on Texel…

How one can get to Texel

Texel is an island, a bit multiple hour North of Amsterdam within the Netherlands. You possibly can simply attain it by automotive or through prepare to Den Helder. Once you arrive in Den Helder, there’s a ferry crossing each 30 – 60 minutes. In the intervening time they count on extra vacationers, in order that they function the quick route with two ferries.

It’s straightforward to simply drive there and see which ferry you’ll make, particularly if you happen to already purchased your ferry ticket on-line. Along with your on-line ticket you don’t want to attend in line to purchase one on arrival. You possibly can even register the license plate, which opens the boundaries faster for you through a video figuring out system. 

And the tickets purchased are return tickets. So that you solely want to purchase one.

Ferry ticket costs to Texel:

  • Passenger automotive: ~€25 (touring to Texel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)
  • Passenger automotive: ~€37 (touring to Texel on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday)
  • Bike: ~€8.20 – €11
  • Pedestrians: ~€2.50 (3 years of age & youthful journey without spending a dime)
  • Cyclists: ~€5

Discover extra data on-line at teso.nl.

In case you ought to come by prepare, there’s a bus shuttle from Den Helder prepare station to the ferry. And when leaving the ferry on Texel, there’s additionally a properly timed bus on arrival.

Getting round Texel

Texel is a comparatively huge island, in comparison with others within the area, which is sweet, because it gives a number of actions and selection. Nonetheless, it’s sufficiently small that you would be able to attain the completely different components of the island simply and shortly by automotive, bicycle or public transport.

The island of Texel is 23.7 km lengthy and 9.6 km broad and it’s flat, making biking an incredible choice. You would possibly wish to hire an e-bike although, because the winds can get robust. Texel gives nice biking infrastructure with biking paths in every single place, and the inns normally present secure parking areas, too.

Exploring Texel with your individual automotive

If you wish to be actually versatile and free, you likely will resolve to reach by automotive. You might have your baggage downside solved and may journey any time you favor. On the other, it’s important to count on to face in line when leaving the island with the various different automobiles. Plus, it’s important to gasoline up your automotive, discover parking areas and pay for these.

There may be not a loopy quantity of site visitors within the shoulder season, so discovering parking areas received’t be a problem. However I might think about that it appears completely different in excessive season and that’s the place it is likely to be smarter to come back by prepare, or no less than park your automotive for good whereas exploring the island. 

Texel gives their company with a parking vignet. You get that one on-line and it prices €2.50 per hour, €10 per day, €20 per week (8 days legitimate) and €30 for the annual card. At some spots you’re solely allowed to park for 2 hours. There you should add the parking disc.

You enter your quantity plate when buying the e-vignet and the remainder is taken care of routinely. Your quantity plate turns into the parking allow.

Get your Texel parking vignet right here texelevignet.com.

Electrical automobiles have gotten increasingly more fashionable in Europe. In case you arrive or hire an e-Automobile, then the VVV Google map with EV charging stations will probably be very useful.

And also you’ll get common gasoline right here:

Exploring Texel by bicycle

There are round 145 km of biking paths on Texel. So convey your individual bike or hire one in one of many many bicycle renting outlets, which you’ll discover on arrival on the ferry or within the cities and villages. The VVV Texel gives a superb overview record here. Buddies selected the “van der Linde” retailer in Den Burg and have been very proud of the standard of their e-bikes and repair. There are additionally e-bike tours of the island.

Texel has an incredible biking route community. There are 57 biking junctions and every has straightforward to learn and comprehensible indicators, which lead you the place you wish to go. At every junction you’ll be able to select your path and route, which you might additionally arrange by yourself earlier than.

The VVV Texel additionally recommends 4 bike and 10 mountain climbing trails, the place you’ll see the highlights of Texel.

When planning your individual route, merely add up the kilometers between junction factors from the scanned map and ensure to finish the place you’ve got began.

Or, you can too hire an e-scooter for the day!

Exploring Texel by public transport

Utilizing public transport is one other nice solution to discover the island, even for households!

There are two choices:

  • The common bus, which takes you with out reservation from the ferry to Den Burg & to De Koog at fastened occasions.
  • The smaller Texelhopper bus goes just about in every single place else with 130 potential stops. Use their app (android / ios) or website to e-book & pay your route (minimal half-hour earlier than you want to depart). You could possibly additionally pay within the bus or in a retailer.

They function between 5am and 10pm.

Let’s get to the Texel public transport costs:

  • Single trip: €3
  • Day ticket: €7.50
  • Household ticket: €17.50 (2 adults, max. 3 kids (4-11)) per day
  • Week ticket: €37.50

Fairly cool, proper?

Good to learn about transport on Texel

In case you arrive by prepare in Den Helder, the bus journey to the ferry prices €3 and it consists of the return journey again to the prepare station after your vacation.

Be sure that to enter & depart the ferry all the time on the suitable facet, as a way to catch the buses on time!

Issues to do on Texel

There are numerous thrilling issues to do on Texel. You already know that it’s a really cycling-friendly island. So it is smart to mix biking with visiting the native sights.

I personally like to get misplaced and discover a vacation spot hopefully. Normally you’ll bump into many fashionable factors of curiosity like that as nicely, but additionally discover many others.

Biking is an effective way to do that, as you’re nearer to your environment and also you hear, scent and discover extra little journey gems. Plus, it’s simpler to cease or perform a little detour (and, you’ll cowl extra floor than strolling).

Lighthouse Texel

The Texel Lighthouse is a must-see… hey, it’s a lighthouse! And folks love lighthouses.

In case you do as nicely, then head to the far North of the Island and ensure to have sufficient time as a way to climb the 118 stairs to the highest of the lighthouse. From the highest you’ll get an incredible view in direction of the North Sea and Vlieland. Within the South you’ll see the Wadden Sea. And hopefully, you would possibly even see the handfuls of windmills within the South-East, which stand within the IJsselmeer.

However there’s extra to discover than ‘solely’ the good panorama view. The lighthouse is filled with historical past. It was below heavy hearth in World Conflict 2, even after it ended. To maintain the lighthouse, they needed to construct a second outer wall. At one half you’ll be able to stroll between the 2 partitions across the tower. There you’ll be capable of spot a number of bullet holes within the wall.

Climbing the historic and riveted metal stairs to catch the wind on the high is price it!

Entrance: €5
Location: Vuurtorenweg 184, 1795 LN De Cocksdorp, Netherlands
Plus code: 5VJ4+V5

  • View onto the Lighthouse on Texel, Netherlands.

    View onto the Lighthouse on Texel, Netherlands.

  • View onto a rainbow at the beach from the Lighthouse on Texel, Netherlands.

    View onto a rainbow on the seaside from the Lighthouse on Texel, Netherlands.

Ecomare – Seal Sanctuary & Nature Museum – Seal Feeding

Optimistically, you would possibly be capable of spot seals when visiting Texel. However keep in mind, you’re on a North Sea Island.  😉  In case you are not that fortunate, then no worries, as you’ll be able to go to Ecomare.

Ecomare is the oldest seal sanctuary in Europe and it lies fantastically hidden between the dunes.

They’ve a number of out of doors swimming pools the place you’ll be able to see the seals. There are even two swimming pools, the place you watch the swimming abilities of the seals from beneath the water. Fairly spectacular!

Ecomare takes care of injured seals and so they assist the seals return to the wild once they’re prepared. The smaller ones get fed in an additional space, which you’ll be able to see by a window.

Other than the seals, you’ll be able to see birds, fish and different marine animals up shut at Ecomare.

Exterior is a fowl care heart, the place sick, injured, weakened and oil-polluted birds can regain their power, earlier than they get launched into nature once more.

If it ought to rain in between, there’s a Nature Museum inside, the place you’ll be able to uncover all the things concerning the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea, the North Sea and Texel.

And there are additionally a number of aquariums on the decrease degree, which comprise completely different species of fish, shellfish, mussels and starfish. You possibly can stroll round these properly and observe the completely different animals.

Be sure that to be there at 11 am or 3 pm, as that’s when you’ll be able to see how the seals get fed. That is undoubtedly a spotlight for youths and adults.

There may be additionally a cool “ebb-and-flow” playground, the place the youngsters can play with the tides. Or you’ll be able to head into the dunes. You possibly can resolve between a enjoyable and difficult kids’s hike or a 1.5 km spherical hike.

Entrance: €14 adults; €10 kids (4-13 years)
Location: Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Netherlands
Plus code: 3PHW+54

  • Seal feeding at Ecomare, Seal Sanctuary & Nature Museum on Texel, Netherlands.

    Seal feeding at Ecomare, Seal Sanctuary & Nature Museum on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Ecomare, Nature Museum on Texel, Netherlands.

    Ecomare, Nature Museum on Texel, Netherlands.

Schapenboerderij Texel

When did you final get to cuddle a lamb? 

I cherished attending to spend time with these little guys on the Schapenboerderij Texel Sheep Farm within the Netherlands. The farm is residence to greater than 25 completely different breeds of sheep – earlier than visiting I didn’t know that many existed!

Earlier than going, my expectations have been fairly low. I imply, what are you able to count on when somebody invitations you to stroke lambs?

Once I arrived, there have been already a couple of automobiles within the parking house. At that second I anticipated a fairly touristy attraction the place you’ll discover a couple of lambs behind fences and with a couple of chosen ones, which children can contact a bit.

And I used to be so improper!

A hen welcomed us on the entrance, which hopped onto the entrance desk. Truly, there have been a number of hens and roosters working round. And I believed it’s solely concerning the sheep right here.

Once you stroll additional, it’s important to be certain to not stumble over sheep as nicely. There are fairly a couple of working round freely. Others take it extra relaxed of their stables, which you’ll be able to go to. You possibly can stroke the completely different sheep and lambs.

Exterior you’ll additionally discover 2-3 ponies, which the youngsters can trip on. There may be additionally a fairly cool space for youths, the place they will run round and play, even on a tractor and forklift. One other spotlight are the demonstrations of herding the sheep with the Australian Kelpie Sheepdogs.

And perhaps the very best is the cafe, the place you’ll be able to sit down, drink a espresso and eat some cake – whereas the youngsters are having a enjoyable time exterior!

It’s an outstanding exercise for youths and fogeys!

Entrance: €6 adults; children: €5 (2-12 years)
Location: Schapenboerderij Texel, Pontweg 77, 1791 LA Den Burg
Plus code: 2QRW+G6

  • Lamb and mother sheep on the Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

    Lamb and mom sheep on the Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

  • The Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

    The Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

  • Herding sheep at the Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

    Herding sheep on the Texel Sheep Farm, the Schapenboerderij, Netherlands.

Shrimp boat tour

Who fancies a scrumptious shrimp cocktail? Have you ever ever made your individual? It’s simpler than you suppose, proper? Until you additionally must catch your individual shrimps.

Nicely, now you get a superb alternative to do that, or no less than stand proper subsequent to the consultants on the TX 10 Emmie or TX 20 Walrus (shrimp cutters).

Quickly after leaving the harbor in Oudeschild, you’ll see how the crew solid the nets into the water to catch the shrimps.

The vessel is an authentic fishing vessel, so not a vacationer attraction. Although they modified it barely, in order that there are sufficient seating areas to relaxation safely. 

The vessel slows down within the Wadden Sea and the 2 nets slowly roll over the bottom. The larger and faster fish will flee away, however others will land within the web. Other than the shrimps, you’ll be capable of catch starfish, crabs, flatfish, gurnards, petrels and it might even occur that the crew catches a sand shark.

After a few minutes, the nets are pulled in and also you’ll be capable of see what the catch of the day is.

The entire catch will get sorted, whereas the crew explains a bit extra concerning the completely different animals. The fish, crabs and starfish return into the water alive and the youngsters will help the crew right here. However the shrimps get boiled in scorching water if you are on board. And after 10 minutes they’re able to be peeled and eaten by you. You possibly can’t get them more energizing than that!

And you probably have caught sufficient, you’ll be able to take some residence. So you’ll be able to create your individual shrimp cocktail.

This exercise is definitely additionally a enjoyable one when the climate isn’t vibrant and sunny. A correct fisherman doesn’t thoughts getting somewhat moist. So convey the suitable garments and go for it it doesn’t matter what the climate appears like!

Tickets: €20 adults; €15 kids (3-12 years)
Instances: 10:30 am and a pair of pm; be certain to be there 15-20 minutes earlier; 2 hour boat trip;
Location: Haven 8, 1792 AE Oudeschild, Netherlands
Plus code: 2RQX+PW Oudeschild, Netherlands

  • Caught shrimps onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

    Caught shrimps onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Catch of the day onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

    Catch of the day onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

    Onboard the shrimp cutter TX10 Emmie at Oudeschild on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Fishing for shrimps on Texel, Netherlands.

    Fishing for shrimps on Texel, Netherlands.

Nationwide Park Dunes – De Slufter

The Dutch discovered their solution to dwell with the ocean. Large components of the Netherlands are beneath sea degree and folks can solely dwell there due to a pumping and dam system, which pushes and retains the water out.

It’s the identical for Texel. There are seven pumps on the island which make the island ‘livable’.

There may be one spot in your complete Netherlands coast, which has an open connection to the ocean and that’s De Slufter.

Okay, there additionally, you will discover a dam behind it, however they’ve a comparatively giant open sea gate. When there are storms or spring floods, the creek system of De Slufter will get flooded, which occurs recurrently within the 12 months.

The biggest half is a breeding and resting space for birds. However there’s additionally a giant half, which is open for guests and the place you’ll be able to freely stroll round. Simply just remember to don’t cross into the protected zones.

There’s a lookout and a number of other paths, even one which is wheelchair accessible.

Take a stroll and see which crops and animals you’ll be able to spot. Be careful for sea lavender, marsh samphire, saltmarsh, eider duck, shelduck, avocet and perhaps even a seal close to the gully.

Be sure that to put on waterproof sneakers, as it will probably get muddy and moist and perhaps you even have binoculars.

One spotlight is to see De Slufter in July and August, when the seaside lilac and grass carnations are in bloom and switch the entire space purple-pink.

Additionally the Flora Seashore Property Museum has a pleasant out of doors space. As there are fairly a couple of buildings, I might place it within the record with…

Climate adjustments shortly on the coast and particularly on islands. It’s no completely different on Texel. 

So it’s good to be nicely ready with completely different actions. The sheep farm, Ecomare and the lighthouse are enjoyable issues to do on Texel which mix the within and the skin areas.

After which there are nonetheless different points-of-interests, which I might suggest for wet days. Right here are some things to do on Texel on wet days.

Flora seaside property museum

I can’t keep in mind once I final jumped into an oil rig escape pod. That’s as a result of I’ve by no means finished that and I suppose you haven’t both.

In case you’re inquisitive about what it appears like in a type of escape pods, then be certain to go to the Maritiem-en Juttersmuseum Flora

It’s solely one of many highlights, as there’s sooooo way more to discover!

I used to be surprised by all of the completely different seaside finds, which have been collected over the past 80+ years. Other than numerous “trash”, there are fairly a couple of gems you’ll spot. 

I’m fairly certain that the house owners Judith and André will probably be offended with me now, as I known as a few of their collected objects “trash”. And I apologize straight away, because it’s not likely trash in the best way we all know it. Other than the actually attention-grabbing objects, it’s simply unhappy to see how a lot stuff will get washed ashore.

There’s a “tree” with used rubber gloves and an entire wall embellished with working helmets for instance.

The museum is sort of a completely different world, a world of beachcombers and ship strandings.

The rooms are crammed from high to backside with unbelievable and unbelievable objects, like indicators, dollies (even for intercourse), fenders, rescue rings, swimming fins, flip flops, flags, toboggans…  And sure, even an escape pod from an oil rig was discovered on the seaside.

It’s an incredible place for younger and outdated. The youthful ones can do a scavenger hunt, play some video games and there’s a nice playground exterior.

And in case you are hungry or thirsty, there’s additionally a restaurant inside.

Tickets: €6.50 adults; €5.25 kids (4-11 years)
Location: Pontweg 141A, 1796 MA De Koog, Netherlands

Wezenspyk cheese farm

Love goes by the abdomen, proper? So be certain to go to the Wezenspyk Cheese Farm.

The Wezenspyk household has produced cheese for over 35 years now and you may select from over 13 completely different varieties. Some examples could be cheese together with nettle, mustard, caraway, sambal, Jalapeno, salt aster and I selected to purchase one with garlic. 

Their cheese is made with the milk from native cows, principally their very own, and sheep from different Texel farmers. And so they additionally produce one cheese with mainland goat milk.

Once you enter, you’ll be able to watch how the consultants produce the cheese of their dairy by a giant window. In a room behind the dairy, the cheese is saved, earlier than you’ll be able to attempt to purchase it of their little store.

There are 2-3 completely different flavors you’ll be able to style straight away otherwise you merely purchase a number of items and make your individual cheese tasting at residence. There are additionally smaller cheese variations, that are nice as presents.

When you’ve got some further time, be certain to go to their Cheese Cafe. I haven’t tried it, however pals advisable their cheese fondue. I selected a cheese biscuit form of cake, which was actually good as nicely.

However it’s not nearly consuming and making an attempt out completely different cheese kinds. You too can get smarter right here, as they’ve their very own little Sheep museum, which you’ll discover after a brief stroll through their sheep-landscape-trail. In case you stroll the entire path, it’s 3 km lengthy and features a enjoyable rope ferry, as a way to cross the canal. 

That path and museum is free and enjoyable for small and large.

Location: Hoornderweg 29, 1791 PM Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 2QMQ+84

  • Fresh cheese at the Kaasboerderij, Cheese Farm Wezenspyk on Texel, Netherlands.

    Contemporary cheese on the Kaasboerderij, Cheese Farm Wezenspyk on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Cheese production at the Kaasboerderij, Cheese Farm Wezenspyk on Texel, Netherlands.

    Cheese manufacturing on the Kaasboerderij, Cheese Farm Wezenspyk on Texel, Netherlands.

“Texels” brewery

Irrespective of the place you’ll go, you’ll discover Texel’s Special Beers. There are 12 completely different tastes to select from, however not a single Pils, as that’s what sufficient different brew masters deal with.

In case you go to Texel greater than as soon as, be certain to go to within the completely different seasons, as you’ll then be capable of drink a unique Texel beer every time. And if you happen to’re fortunate, you would possibly be capable of drink their “Secret” beer. That’s a totally new one then, which could discover its means into larger manufacturing. However this additionally relies upon a bit on you. You received’t discover out the identify or the rest, however your trustworthy suggestions is appreciated.

The most well-liked one is the Texels Skuumkoppe. That one is a top-fermented darkish wheat beer. And naturally it’s brewed from pure substances comparable to barley from Texel. The identify ‘Skuumkoppe’ is from the white foam crowns on the waves… and sure, a correct beer wants a superb cowl of froth, which retains the beer recent and engaging.

Like I mentioned, there are numerous ones to style. One good solution to style a couple of completely different ones is by becoming a member of a brewery tour, which features a tasting on the finish. That means, you’ll discover out extra concerning the historical past of the brewery, which was really a milk manufacturing facility earlier than. The tasting itself consists of the pairing with a couple of completely different snacks within the tasting room. That’s clearly the spotlight, however wanting over the shoulders of the brew masters and discovering out extra concerning the historical past and background of Texel beer was additionally actually attention-grabbing.

Enjoyable reality: There isn’t sufficient freshwater on the island of Texel to brew a lot beer. So the brewery has their very own pipeline by the ocean, which delivers them with recent dune water from the mainland. 

The grain, which will get used to brew the beer, grows on a number of farms on Texel. Within the brewing course of, you’ll get the leftover treber. And that treber will get eaten by the Texel sheep once more.

Brewery Tour Tickets: €12.50 per particular person (children 5 years and youthful are freed from cost)
Location: Schilderweg 214 b, 1792 CK Oudeschild, Netherlands
Plus code: 2RVH+P3

  • Beer tasting at the Texel Brewery, Netherlands.

    Beer tasting on the Texel Brewery, Netherlands.

  • Container bar at the Texel Brewery, Netherlands.

    Container bar on the Texel Brewery, Netherlands.

Nice eating places on Texel

To be trustworthy, the Dutch delicacies isn’t actually fashionable. Nicely, I’ve skilled it in a different way now and it was actually yummy. Not simply that, it was an incredible expertise and in nice places!

Let’s begin with…

Drank- en Spijslokaal ‘t Schoutenhuys

The Schoutenhuys restaurant is centrally positioned in Den Burg and also you received’t discover a normal menu right here. You’ll expertise Texel tapas in Asian type. Sure, what a cool mixture, proper? However I feel this explains the six programs finest, except you select a smaller menu or a la carte. Every course features a form of “tapas”, which the chef prepares with native substances and which will get offered in an Asian type, which might then appear like sushi rolls, Asian noodles or dumplings.

Pair these six completely different programs with 5 becoming wines. Oh… you suppose one wine is lacking for the desert? No, simply order the native Schnapps and also you’ll have the proper nightcap.

The proprietor isn’t just a wine professional, however he additionally loves beers. So as an alternative of a wine pairing, you even have the choice to go for a beer pairing. With every course you’ll be served an identical beer.

Additionally, you will love the inside of the restaurant, as you really breathe in historical past right here. The ‘t Schoutenuys dates again to the 12 months 1652 and it’s the oldest stone home of Texel. The richly embellished entrance door stands out as nicely and is its personal spotlight.

You possibly can’t select improper and also you’ll obtain an unforgettable culinary night!

Discover an unique recipe from our desert on the backside of the put up.

Location: Vismarkt 1, 1791 CD Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3Q3W+MR

  • Restaurant Drank Spijslokaal Het Schoutenhuys in Den Burg on Texel, Netherlands.

    Restaurant Drank Spijslokaal Het Schoutenhuys in Den Burg on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Local Specialties in Asian Style at the restaurant Drank Spijslokaal Het Schoutenhuys in Den Burg on Texel, Netherlands.

    Native Specialties in Asian Fashion on the restaurant Drank Spijslokaal Het Schoutenhuys in Den Burg on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Local Specialties in Asian Style at Restaurant Het Schoutenhuys on Texel, Netherlands.

    Native Specialties in Asian Fashion at Restaurant Het Schoutenhuys on Texel, Netherlands.

Paal 17 Aan Zee

Texel is an island and islands are about seaside life. And it received’t get higher if you happen to can pair a sundown on the seaside with an incredible dinner expertise.

You’ll discover Paal 17 Aan Zee on the West Coast and proper on the seaside, which is 30 kilometer lengthy. Strolling alongside the seaside to get there might take a while and make you’re feeling hungry.

There are a number of seating choices. If the climate is sweet, go for a desk exterior. There may be additionally a pleasant seating space inside, which incorporates huge home windows as a way to view the ocean.

You’ll get an incredible sundown view on the primary degree, which is cozy and in addition has a small terrace.

The restaurant on the primary degree serves you a culinary multi-course dinner expertise, paired with high quality wines. You possibly can select between the 4, 5 or 6 meal menu (or a la carte) and it’s a tricky resolution. The cooks are utilizing principally native substances from Texel, together with native caught fish.

I actually appreciated the tuna tartare (clearly not native, however nonetheless actually good). The meat tenderloin, which adopted, was additionally glorious.

Although all of the eating places we visited have been excellent, this one was my favourite.

Location: Ruijslaan 94, 1796 AZ De Koog, Netherlands
Plus code: 3PJP+8F

  • Sunset wine at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

    Sundown wine at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Beef tenderloin at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

    Beef tenderloin at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Tuna tartare at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

    Tuna tartare at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Sunset dinner at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

    Sundown dinner at Strandpaviljoen Paal 17 Aan Zee on Texel, Netherlands.

Gastropaviljoen XV – Paal 15

When you’ve got had one lunch or dinner on the seaside, you will have a second one!

The Gastropaviljoen XV – Paal 15 is one other glorious selection, because it welcomes you with a really particular ambiance.

It jogged my memory a little bit of a contemporary ski hut, as the inside has numerous wooden, clear design, cozy couches, a welcoming fire, however… enormous home windows to observe the waves. A terrific place to loosen up and luxuriate in a tasty meal, particularly after a stroll alongside the shore.

There may be additionally a pleasant terrace to take a seat exterior.

With the open kitchen you’ll be able to see how the group prepares all these actually tasty dishes, like shrimp cocktail or sous-vide venison steak. Whereas I usually choose starters greater than desserts, my favourite dish was the cheesecake with mango, black sesame, lime sorbet and chili jam. What a mixture of flavors! And so yummy!

If you wish to take pleasure in some high-quality eating on the sea, that is one other sensible choice.

Location: Westerslag 4, 1791 PP Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3P7F+VJ

  • Kitchen team preparing the starter at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Kitchen group making ready the starter at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Shrimp cocktail at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Shrimp cocktail at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Sous-vide venison steak at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Sous-vide venison steak at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Cheesecake with Mango  Chilli at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Cheesecake with Mango Chilli at Paal 15 on Texel, Netherlands.

Strandpavillon Paal 9

When you’ve got had two lunches or dinners on the seaside, you will have a 3rd one!

And what a shock, with Paal 9 I can suggest you one other good seaside location to fulfill your starvation. 

However let’s begin with the arrival. You must cycle or drive by the dunes to get right here. Such an attractive panorama. You may additionally see some Scottish Highlanders strolling round.

Paal 9 is a seaside pavilion how you’d count on it. Not particularly chick, however with cozy components and naturally the attractive seaview.

The employees is tremendous pleasant and to assist them, you’ll be able to order your drinks and meals through QR code.

I made a decision to go for the Hamburger, which is made with their very own Black Angus beef and will get served with selfmade pickles. The sandwiches additionally appeared actually good.

A pleasant further contact is that they’ve taken further care of the ecological footprint once they reopened their pavilion. Guess, for instance, the place they get their cheese from? When you’ve got no concept, learn the actions and issues to do part additional up on this put up and lookout for the cheese.

Location: Hoornderslag 8, 1797 RT Den Hoorn Texel, Netherlands
Plus code: 2PC6+FF

  • Ox head decoration at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Ox head ornament at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Sandwich at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Sandwich at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Kitchen at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Kitchen at Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

    Strandpavillon Paal 9 on Texel, Netherlands.

The place to remain on Texel

There’s a enormous number of completely different lodging sorts on Texel.

We stayed on the…

Lodge De Lindeboom

The Hotel De Lindeboom is centrally positioned on the island and within the heart of Den Burg. The outdated constructing is from 1891 and it’s additionally the place you’ll discover breakfast within the morning and the place you’ll be able to have lunch or dinner or just drinks within the night. Their second restaurant is the wonderful Schoutenhuys. See the part additional above.

Additionally they have a pleasant sunny terrace.

I stayed within the newer constructing in one in every of their trendy Deluxe Rooms. The mattress was welcoming and tender, good after a day filled with enjoyable actions. The tub had a bath and a rainshower. The one factor I missed was a second selection of pillow, however I’m certain I might have gotten one if I requested.

They’ve all kinds of various room sorts. There are even rooms the place you’ve got your individual personal sauna.

The breakfast had all the things to supply what I used to be on the lookout for. A good selection of bread, cereals, fruits, bread toppings and drinks.

The placement makes it a superb hub to discover Den Burg, as you simply must step exterior and you’re within the heart of the city. You possibly can wander by the alleys with all of the completely different outlets and cafes. 

And if you happen to ought to arrive by automotive, allow them to know upfront, as they’ve a couple of parking locations behind the lodge.

Den Burg is within the heart of the island and it’s straightforward to succeed in, additionally from the ferry, which makes Lodge De Lindeboom an incredible option to discover the entire island.

Location: Groeneplaats 14, 1791 CC Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3Q3W+MQ

Book your stay at Hotel De Lindeboom

  • Restaurant at the Hotel De Lindeboom on Texel, Netherlands.

    Restaurant on the Lodge De Lindeboom on Texel, Netherlands.

  • Deluxe room at the Hotel De Lindeboom on Texel, Netherlands.

    Deluxe room on the Lodge De Lindeboom on Texel, Netherlands.

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Get your Texel expertise at residence with this recipe:

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time:
1 hour

Further Time:
10 minutes

Whole Time:
1 hour half-hour

I visited the island Texel within the Netherlands and loved a 6 course menu on the Schoutenhuys restaurant.

They serve native delicacies in Asian type within the dimension of tapas.

As a desert we bought served the very scrumptious Spekkoek (bacon cake).

The recipe is from the cookbook “Kleine gerechten uit de indische keuken” by Ciska Kress.

Substances

  • 500g butter
  • 10 eggs
  • 500g white high-quality sugar (Basterdsuiker)
  • 250g wheat flour
  • 5 tsp anise powder
  • 10 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tsp clove powder
  • 3 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 ½ tsp cardamom powder

Directions

For this recipe you want an oven the place you’ll be able to function high and backside warmth individually.
Use a springform pan with 22 cm.

  1. First, cream the butter with a mixer till clean. Separate the eggs and add the egg yolks and the high-quality sugar to the butter.
  2. Beat the combination for about 10 minutes with the mixer.
  3. Beat the egg whites and add them, then add the flour. Combine this dough nicely.
  4. Divide the dough into two halves, add all of the spices to at least one half.
  5. Preheat the oven to 275 levels for 10 minutes.
  6. Grease the springform pan with butter. Now set the oven to the bottom setting (125 levels). Bake the primary skinny layer within the oven for 3 to 4 minutes with backside warmth solely.
  7. Then flip off the underside warmth and activate the highest warmth. Bake alternating brown and white layers, about 18 to twenty whole. You possibly can count on 3 minutes of baking time per layer.
    In whole, the baking course of will take about 50-60 minutes.
  8. When the springform pan is totally full, flip off the highest warmth and activate the underside warmth.

    So let the cake relaxation for an additional 5 to 10 minutes at 125 levels.

    Let the cake cool and reduce into skinny slices.


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