"Sun, sea and sheep!" Top 5 Page for this destination Texel by Jerelis

Texel Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 496 photos

The largest Dutch island.

The Dutch Wadden Sea is a shallow, semi-enclosed part of the North Sea, mainly consisting of tidal mud flats, sand flats, sea gullies and salt marshes; the area is bordered by a series of dune barrier islands, the "wadden islands". The Wadden Sea stretches along the North Sea coast from Den Helder (NL) up to Esbjerg (DK) and is the largest estuarine area in Europe. Most of the sea and the uninhabited islands are State Nature Reserve.

The entire area is of international importance being a nursery of marine life, a resting, moulting and feeding area for several millions of migratory birds, and a habitat for thousands of birds, seals and many other species. The area has been selected for European protection as part of the Natura 2000 Network. The region, especially the wadden islands (and therefore Texel), is also a key recreational area for the Netherlands and Germany.

Just a few hours drive.

Sun, sea and sheep. A lot of sheep! The picture above we made at Texel, the largest Dutch island. But once we were on Texel we found out that it proves to be full of beautiful sights, varied landscapes, villages and attractions.

We guess it's the same for everybody around the world. We do live in The Netherlands and we must be honest that we have seen more churches, nature, villages, museums and other beautiful spots abroad than in our own country. Lately we have re-discovered our own beautiful little country! Enjoy our travel experiences in The Netherlands!

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  • Last visit to Texel: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Jeroen, your pages are great! Thanx! Good luck!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2007 at 4:53 AM

    Nice stuff, hopefully you'll get around to finishing them one day.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2007 at 4:01 PM

    Texel looks charming! Would love to go hiking there! Thanks for the info!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 7:02 AM

    I've been on a day trip to Texel as a kid. Thanks for bringing back memories!

  • Jul 20, 2006 at 5:02 AM

    Nieh nieh nieh, I almost killed my husband cause he kept on insisting that I couldn't read the map well, while we were driving through the Nethernlands. Maybe I should have after all. You go next. lol

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 12:40 AM

    Jeroen, Texel look very interesting place to visit. Great tips and page again. :-)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 5:19 AM

    Texel! Gaaf! Leuke pagina Jeroen! :-) Ik ben nog nooit op Texel geweest, maar ik zou er zeker graag een keertje naar toe willen.

  • Jul 30, 2004 at 12:07 AM

    Very nice site about Texel. I have been there twice and enjoyed it very much, just like the rest of Holland. Many happy travles!

  • May 26, 2004 at 3:02 AM

    Great site about Texel. Never been there, but sure looks promising. Thank you for sharing!

  • Mar 17, 2004 at 10:25 AM

    Fascinating chapter about a Dutch island I didn't know that excists! Beautiful pictures (yes, the one with the balloon indeed!) and very well and accurate writing.


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