15 Things to do on Texel, Netherlands
My Texel Travel Guide includes 15 best things to do, places to visit and dishes to eat which I carefully selected for the ultimate experience on the island of Texel in Holland. Have you ever heard of a booby trap hotel? Subscribe to my channel ► for weekly videos!
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Texel is a popular tourist destination in the Netherlands, sadly not many people outside of the Netherlands are familiar or have even heard of this unique island that is why I felt it was time to expose Texel to the rest of the world with this uniquely crafted YouTube video and Texel travel guide loaded with tips and my personal advise.
Upon arrival on Texel treat yourself to the most popular local beer on the island; Skuumkoppe. A delicious 6% wheat beer made with fresh filtered dune water, also opt-in for a guided tour through the beer brewery and learn about the local Texel brewing processes.
If you are a big nature buff, definitely checkout the gorgeous De Slufter national park which is part of the Wadden Sea, a massive UNESCO world heritage site and the largest tidel area in the world. Make sure to taste a fresh sea lavender leave for its sea salt content.
Texel is primarily known for skydiving and oyster harvesting, these activities are absolutely worth in participating, especially the Texel Skydive, go watch my dedicated YouTube video and complete article on the skydiving experience on Texel. Oyster harvesting must have been my second favorite activity on the island, never in my life have I ever tasted such incredible oysters, the oysters from the Wadden Sea were massive and extremely creamy due to their size.
One important note on oyster harvesting, bring tall rain boats, the blubber will completely ruin your shoes. After those salty oysters, you may be in the mood for something sweet, if that is the case, drop by Bakery Timmer and try a local Tessels Kiekje and Hongerpunt which are Dutch cakes.
In the evening have dinner in village De Koog, the party town of Texel for its bars and night clubs. Definitely try the lamb stew at restaurant Eigeweis! If you visit Texel during the summer, you can also watch the fireworks show and ride fairs during the summer funfair.
Other great places are De Worsteltent restaurant for a quality dinner experience and ice cream farm Labora at which you should try the local flavours; Boerenjongens and Kwark. What makes Labora unique is the cows producing the milk literally on-site, go watch the automatic milk-robot at work.
Additionally, go back in time to the Dutch Golden Age at museum Kaap Skil to learn everything about the many Dutch merchant vessels laying anchorage at Oudeschild, Texel waiting for the right winds to set sail to the rest of the world. Texel used to be world's largest anchorage spot. Top it off at cheese cafe Wezenspyk and try the local stinging nettle and beer cheeses, you may be pleasantly surprised, bring those cheeses for the road trip back.
Basically, Texel is a small island consisting of 7 villages on the northern tip of the Netherlands. Texel receives 30% more sun compared to any other part of the Netherlands. In conclusion, consider Texel for a day trip or stay the night at the funky booby trap hotel De Kievit for a few laughs. If you like natural beauty, beaches, oysters, getting a bit dirty and local Dutch culture than Texel is for you!
Places featured in my Texel Travel Guide video:
1. TESO Ferry
2. Texel Brewery
3. Texel Skydiving
4. Village: Den Burg
5. Village: De Koog
6. Fireworks & Funfair
7. De Slufter National Park
8. Oysters Hunt
9. Timmer Bakery
10. Labora Ice Cream Farm
11. Kaap Skil Museum
12. Texel Lighthouse
13. Cheese Cafe Wezenspijk
15. De Kievit Hotel
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The beautiful Wadden island of Texel - Holland Holiday
Texel, beautiful island in the Wadden Sea.
In the North of Holland there are 5 inhabitant wadden islands.
They border the North Sea and the Wadden Sea.
The Wadden Sea became UNESCO World Heritage.
About twice a day the tide transforms the landscape from land into sea, which developed a unique nature reserve.
This video shows you the largest island: Texel.
Take the ferry in Den Helder. They sail frequently.
The island is approximately 20 kilometers long and 8 kilometers wide and it offers a multitude of attractions.
We visit the picturesque village of Den Hoorn, beach village De Koog and shopping place Den Burg.
Be surprised by the little wadden harbour of De Cocksdorp. At low tide it runs completely dry. Eat fish in the cosy harbour of Oudeschild with its many terraces and drink the local beer ‘Skuumkoppe’ wich means white caps.
‘Ecomare’, shows you a lot about the Texel nature and history.
And they care for stranded sea animals.
Watch an other top attraction: Texel airport.
You can spend a whole day there by watching small airplanes and parachutists while having a drink, a lunch or a diner on a comfortable terrace.
The video shows you how to make a free fall jump without training.
A life experience!
Like flying but dont want to jump out of the airplane?
Book a scenic flight.
Enjoy beautiful footage of the distinctive lighthouse located on the North tip of the island, surrounded by enormous white sand beaches.
We only show you a few highlights of Texel.
Visit this beautiful island to discover more of it!
Watch our other video’s about Texel,
The Airport, flying and jumping.
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Top 10 Best Things To Do in Texel, The Netherlands
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List of Best Things to do in Texel, The Netherlands
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
TESO Koninklijke Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming
Het Wad op -TX10 & TX20
Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach
Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Texel Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
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Top Places to visit in Texel:
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, TESO Koninklijke Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming, Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, Ecomare, Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, Schapenboerderij, Sommeltjespad, VogelInformatiecentrum Texel, de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425, Zwembad De Krim
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Zaandam Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Planning to visit Zaandam? Check out our Zaandam Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Zaandam.
Top Places to visit in Zaandam:
Zaanse Schans, De Zoeker Molen, Kooijman Klompenmakerij, Molen De Kat, Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, The Tsar Peter House, Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience, De Bonte Hen, Zaantheater, Streets of the World Photo Museum
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Zaanse Schans The Netherlands 4K UHD ( DUTCH WINDMILLS )
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Located just north of Amsterdam, the Zaanse Schans offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Netherlands' industrial past with its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops. Find out what there is to do and see at the Zaanse Schans!
In its 18th and 19th century heyday, the Zaan region was an important industrial area dotted by hundreds of windmills producing linseed oil, paint, snuff, mustard, paper and other products. Many of the Zaanse Schans' characteristic village houses are now museums, gift shops or workshops while others are still used as private residences. Some of the Zaanse Schans' remaining windmills are also open to the public.
Visiting Zaanse Schans:
The Zaanse Schans attracts nearly a million visitors per year and it's one of the Netherlands' best loved attractions. The outdoor portion of the Zaanse Schans is open to view without paying admission, but opening times and entrance prices vary at each of its museums, workshops, and windmills.
How to get to Zaanse Schans:
Many choose to visit the Zaanse Schans as part of a guided tour or excursion, but the village is also easy to reach under your own steam by car or public transport - just catch the train from Amsterdam's Central Station. A 15-minute train ride will take you to Koog-Zaandijk and it's a 10-minute walk from the station. Just look for the windmills!
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Texel Skydive: 5 Tips for Skydiving (WATCH BEFORE YOU JUMP)
Today you are coming with me on my first skydive on the remote Dutch island of Texel during this jump I will teach you 5 basic skydiving tips you should consider if you are deciding on skydiving as well near the end of the video.
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Texel is considered one of world's best places for skydiving by many professional skydivers so that is why I decided to do my first skydive at Paracentrum Texel together with my mom and brother. We decided to celebrate our mom's birthday this year by jumping out of an airplane together. The road trip to Paracentrum Texel is about 1 hour drive from Amsterdam plus a 20 minute ferry ride to the island.
Skydiving isn't cheap, roughly 200 euros for the tandem jump itself and another 100 euros for a dedicated photographer/videographer but an experience you'll treasure for the rest of your life.
In conclusion, skydiving was an eye opening experience for me while facing my fear of heights, sitting on the edge of the airplane much have been the most exhilarating feeling ever and I look forward to skydiving again in another country in the near future. It is something everyone must have tried once in their lives.
My 5 Tips for Skydiving:
1. The dress code, wear sneakers and comfortable pair.
2. Familiarize yourself at the facility, watch the educational videos, ask as many questions to get more comfortable.
3. Self-control, the experience could be too overwhelming during the free-fall, so try to focus and keep breathing normal.
4. Hire a Professional, your first skydive is the kind of moment that will leave a lasting impression on your life so get those photos & videos taken by a professional, its totally worth those extra coins
5. Weather conditions, schedule a jump during a clear day, not always possible especially in the Netherlands but you can maximize your changes by booking during the best time of year, in this case June & July.
What: Texel Skydive in Holland
Where: Postweg 128, 1795 JS, De Cocksdorp [Map]
When: 9:30pm - 5:00pm
Notes: Hire a professional photographer/videographer for €100 extra
Zaanse Schans - Zaandijk, The Netherlands
Nederlandse ondertiteling - English spoken
Zaanse Schans is een wijk in Zaandam, nabij Zaandijk, Nederland. Het is vooral bekend om zijn verzameling goed bewaard gebleven historische windmolens en huizen. Van 1961 tot 1974 werden oude gebouwen uit de hele Zaanstreek verplaatst met lowboy-aanhangwagens naar het gebied. Het Zaans Museum, gevestigd in 1994 nabij de eerste windmolen Zaanse Schans, ligt ten zuiden van de wijk. De Zaanse Schans ontleende zijn naam aan de rivier de Zaan en zijn oorspronkelijke functie als schans tegen de Spaanse troepen tijdens de Tachtigjarige Oorlog van de Nederlandse onafhankelijkheid. Het is een van de populaire toeristische attracties van Nederland en een ankerpunt van de Europese Route van Industrieel Erfgoed (ERIH). De wijk trok in 2014 ongeveer 1,6 miljoen bezoekers. Het wordt bediend door het station Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, op 10 minuten afstand van het centraal station van Amsterdam. De Zaanse Schans herbergt zeven musea waaronder het Wevers Huis, het Zaan Tijd Museum, de Albert Heijn Museumwinkel en het bakkerijmuseum.
Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It is best known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood. Zaanse Schans derived its name from the river Zaan and its original function as sconce (schans in Dutch) against the Spanish troops during the Eighty Years' War of Dutch independence. It is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). The neighbourhood attracted approximately 1.6 million visitors in 2014. It is served by Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station, 10 minutes away from Amsterdam Centraal station. The Zaanse Schans houses seven museums — the Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museum Shop and the Bakery Museum.
Welcome to Holland - Part 10 - The Dutch islands - Ameland and Texel
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Nederlandse ondertiteling - English spoken
Kom en bezoek Holland, dit is Deel 10: de Nederlandse eilanden, Ameland en Texel, van een reeks korte films die je de schoonheid en geschiedenis van Nederland laten zien, in een poging je ervan te overtuigen dat het een bezoek waard is! Deel 1: Amsterdam en zijn grachten, Deel 2: Zaanse Schans - Houten klompen maken, deel 3: Keukenhof, de Nederlandse bloementuin, Deel 4: Den Haag & Madurodam, deel 5: Stranden in Holland, Hoek van Holland en Scheveningen, Deel 6: De Nederlandse haven, Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam & Euromast, Deel 7: Kinderdijk, de Nederlandse windmolens, Deel 8: Niet heel Nederland is vlak, Zuid-Limburg - Valkenburg - Maastricht, en Deel 9: Spoorwegmuseum, kunt u vinden in mijn video kanaal op YouTube. Abonneer je aan voor dit kanaal voor een melding voor andere films over allerlei onderwerpen.
Come and visit Holland, this is Part 10: The Dutch islands, Ameland and Texel, of a series of short films showing you the beauty and history of Holland, trying to convince you that, It's worth a visit! You can find Part 1: Amsterdam and it's canals , Part 2: Zaanse Schans - Making of wooden shoes, Part 3: Keukenhof, the dutch flower garden, Part 4: The Hague & Madurodam, Part 5: Beaches in Holland, Hoek van Holland en Scheveningen, Part 6: The dutch harbour: Maasvlakte 2 - Rotterdam - Euromast, Part 7: Kinderddike, the dutch windmills, Part 8: Not all of Holland is flat, South Limburg - Valkenburg - Maastricht, and Part 9: Railroad museum - Spoorweg Museum, on my YouTube channel. To be notified about other movies about all subjects, subscribe to this channel.