Get out and about in the Texel countryside! Nature on and around Texel is unique. Nowhere else will you find so many different landscapes on such a limited surface as on Texel. A large dune area with a lot of variation, a mixed deciduous and pine forest, heath, extensive beaches, the mudflats and salt marshes with special vegetation. But also meadow and arable area, sloping terrain and polders. In short, an ideal habitat for a large number of plant and animal species, which sometimes only occur here. Nowhere else in the Netherlands can you see so many different bird species as on Texel. Thanks to this variation in landscapes, they all find their own food and breeding area here. And because of Texel's location, migratory birds flock here to regain their strength during their world trip. Discover it for yourself! Go out or go on an excursion.
On Texel, it’s possible to find every kind of landscape you can find elsewhere in the Netherlands. Explore the 40 or so nature reserves yourself
Discover the pearls of Texel nature in the Duinen van Texel National Park. We are happy to give you some tips to make your stay even better.
The north of Texel has impressive nature reserves. Have you already been to De Slufter? Read more about the possibilities on this part of the island here.
The wadden dike on Texel offers a beautiful view of various special nature reserves. Nurseries for various bird species. Read more about it here.
De Dennen: now a wonderful recreation area on Texel, but once planted for logging. Read here about cycling and walking routes through the Dennenbos.
Almost a third of Texel consists of nature reserves. In the middle of the island you will find a few that tell a lot about the origin of the island.
Discover the untouched nature in the southern tip of Texel. Especially on sandbank De Hors you can see nature at work under the influence of wind and sea.
Texel has about the same number of sheep as inhabitants, almost 14,000. In the spring they are joined by about thousands of lambs jumping through the
Texel is a true bird paradise. Hundreds of species occur here and rare species from the red list are regularly observed. Are you coming too?
Texel has a rich vegetation. Rare species occur both in the dunes and in the grasslands. Read more about it here.
Many people do not know that Scottish Highlanders graze on Texel. And yet they are there! In two areas they walk in herds in the wild. Read more here.
Many seals swim around Texel. Do you want to spot seals? Then join a seal tour or visit the seal sanctuary Ecomare.
Texel is a real snowdrop island! During a walk or bike ride through De Dennen you will encounter many snowdrops in early spring.
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