Tourist information

Discover Texel

Museums for all ages

Ecomare Texel

Discover several museums on Texel, think for example of the seal sanctuary Ecomare. At Ecomare, you can admire seals and dozens of other sea dwellers up close outside and inside the basins.

What to do on Texel

De Koog

Stroll through quaint villages, such as De Koog! De Koog is the seaside resort of Texel, with atmospheric stores and wonderful restaurants it is always enjoyable here. De Koog is only 5 minutes by bike from our hotel.

Would you like to enjoy cycling during your vacation on Texel? Then rent a (electric) bike from Van der Valk Hotel Texel-De Koog. Or get on your own bike. Prefer not to pedal yourself? Then book an E-chopper!

Visit the lighthouse

Lighthouse Texel

Of course, a visit to the lighthouse should not be missed during your stay on Texel! Don't feel like climbing? Then walk around the dunes surrounding the lighthouse or enjoy the red beacon along the coastline, while strolling along the beach.

Island hopping

Day Trip Vlieland

Have you always wanted to island hop between the Dutch Wadden Islands? Then visit Vlieland during your stay on Texel!

Discover nature on Texel

Hiking Texel

Relaxation in all seasons? Then come hiking on Texel! The Van der Valk Hotel on Texel, located in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands, is the perfect base to discover one of the beautiful hiking routes on Texel.

Expedition Sommeltjes Path

Expedition for kids

Behind our hotel, in the nature of National Park Dunes of Texel, lies the Sommeltjespad: a discovery trail for young children in the woods. Sommeltjes, according to Texel legend, are little goblins or trolls who lived on Texel long ago.

For young and old

The Food Forest Texel

Texel Tip: From April 1 to November 1, you can visit this forest and pick your own fruits, vegetables and other crops! How fun is that? Or settle down in the greenhouse with a cup of coffee, tea and a homemade pastry and shop local products for home in the farm store.

Ein Museum besuchen

Museum Kaap Skil

Do you want a nice day out during your vacation on Texel? Visit Museum Kaap Skil and discover the maritime history of Texel! Did you know that Texel was the center of overseas world trade for centuries? Dozens of shipwrecks lie like time capsules at the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Finds from these historic wrecks are on display in Museum Kaap Skil.

Are you a lover of small planes? Then you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon of plane spotting! You can also go to the Texel airport for a sightseeing flight over Texel.

During World War II, hundreds of bunkers were built in what is now the National Park Dunes of Texel. Thus, you can visit the remains of a bunker in Den Helder and the bunkers on Texel in combination with a stay at the hotel Van der Valk on Texel.

Villages Texel

Den Burg

Five kilometers away from the hotel is Den Burg; the largest village on Texel! Almost half of Texel's inhabitants live in this village. Den Burg has many souvenir stores, delicatessens with local delicacies, the nicest boutiques and much more!

Visit museums on Texel

Maritiem en Juttersmuseum

Within walking distance of Van der Valk Hotel Texel - De Koog is the Maritime and Beachcomber's Museum! Discover the maritime past and present, listen to beachcomber stories, watch fun movies, marvel at the many items washed ashore.

Especially for cheese lovers

Cheese farm Wezenspyk

Especially for the cheese lovers among us, the Kaasboerderij Wezenspyk you can not skip during your visit to Texel. At 7 kilometers from our hotel you will find this farm, where you can taste the real taste of Texel!

An adrenaline rush in the air

Parachuting on Texel

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience full of adrenaline and adventure, then skydiving on Texel is exactly what you are looking for. The largest Dutch Wadden Island offers not only beautiful scenery and quiet beaches, but also the opportunity to literally jump out of a plane and soar free as a bird above the North Sea.

Beautiful natural areas

The Slufter

De Slufter on Texel is one of the Wadden Island's most iconic and fascinating natural areas. The Slufter offers a unique and dynamic landscape that tells a story of tides, sand, water and special flora and fauna.

Texel and sheep

Texel sheep farm

Texel is famous for its many sheep. They can be seen everywhere on the island! At the Schapenboerderij Texel, lambs can be cuddled and visitors can learn more about sheep farming and farm life: from shearing sheep, raising sheep to seeing old milking machines.

A unique experience

Mudflats on Texel

Wadlopen is an activity in which you explore on foot the dry seabed of the Wadden Sea. This special phenomenon offers a glimpse into a world normally hidden under the water surface of the Wadden Sea.