The krimbos is a diverse nature reserve in the north of Texel, with alternating deciduous and coniferous trees, flowery areas and ditches with water from the dunes. The area was created in the 1980s, making it one of Texel's youngest nature reserves.

Especially for recreation

Besides walking paths, there is also space for cycling or horse riding. Part of the Krimbos is marked by Staatsbosbeheer as a forest playground, where you can play among the trees and build huts. The forest playground can be recognised by a pictogram of a child building a hut.


The area is attractive to all kinds of insects and small animals, such as mice. In spring, nightingales nest here. Other birds you can spot are kingfishers, greylag geese, coloured geese, snipe, brent geese, avocets, water rails, sparrow hawks, grebes, little egrets and grebes.


In the krimbos, there is a blue hiking trail of just over 4 kilometres. The starting point is at Roggeslootweg, where you can also park your car if necessary. If you want to walk a bit longer, you can walk the Hanenplaswandeling. This walking route mainly goes around golf course De Texelse and along the dunes of the Hanenplas.

Main photo: Corinna Lupges

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