Relaxing in all seasons? Then come hiking on Texel! The Van der Valk Hotel on Texel, located next to one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the Netherlands, is the perfect starting point to discover one of the beautiful hiking trails on Texel. Explore the beautiful nature in the adjacent National Park Dunes of Texel. Take a long or short walking tour on Texel and stroll for hours through the dunes or head into De Dennen with the kids. Other areas on the island also invite a brisk walk, such as the Sluftervallei and the Krimbos in the north.


What could be nicer after a long walk on the beach, through the dunes and woods on Texel to dive into a lovely bed in the evening on the island! We offer various packages to make your walking vacation even more fun. For example, consider the 3=2 package; this package consists of three nights including breakfast based on 2 persons, but you only pay for 2 nights including breakfast. Free parking and use of the WiFi network are also included in the package. One more day of free walking on Texel!


The island has a wide selection of hiking trails, but of course you can also set out on your own, without a route. Much of Texel's nature lies in National Park Dunes of Texel. Nowhere in the Netherlands will you find so many different landscapes in such a limited area. The area on the west side of the island has dunes, wet dune valleys, a varied pine and deciduous forest, salt marshes and heathlands. In National Park Dunes of Texel there are many signposted routes indicated by posts with a colored head. Each color has its own meaning:

Yellow = through route
Blue = circular route
Red = nature trail
Green = access only outside the breeding season

At the starting points of the walks, often at a parking lot, there are information boards that also indicate the length of the routes. In addition, you will find trays with information leaflets.

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