Activities on the sheep island of Texel

Texel is a real sheep island. You also notice what there is to do: many fun activities are organized around lambing time. We have collected these outings and events for you.

Cuddle lambs

Lammetjes knuffelen bij de schapenboerderij
Lammetjes knuffelen bij de schapenboerderij
Photographer: Rosalie den Ouden

At Texel Sheep Farm you can view the newborn lambs and you can take a lamb on your lap. Every day there is a sheep herding demonstration and you can experience farm life in the yard.

Cycle route along the lambs

Would you rather go out actively by bike? A 35 km bicycle route has been mapped out across the island that takes you along the most sheep-rich areas of the island. The cycle route is part of our spring cycle routes.

Visit the Sheep Museum

The Sheep Museum is located in an authentic sheep shed. The museum tells the special history of the Texel sheep and focuses on typical sheep products such as cheese and wool. Entrance is free.

Lamb hiking tour

Walking sports association Het Gouden Boltje annually organizes the Lambs hiking tour. The route is mapped out along the meadow with lambs, tuunwallen and sheep barns. The distances are 5, 10, 15, 25 or 40 km.


Experience the surprising effect of real Texel sheep wool in a wool bath from Woolness. In half an hour you can relax optimally between the warm Texel wool. You must have experienced that!

Day of the Texel Sheep

Den Hoorn is all about the Day of the Texel sheep. Sheep shearing demonstrations are given near the church and you can get acquainted with Texel sheep products. The Texel Sheep Shearing and Milking Championship also takes place on this day. So you also pick that up while you are there.

Sheep breeding day

The center of Den Burg will be transformed into a Sheep Breeding Day on the first Monday of September. Sheep farmers show their sheep of the Texel breed and official inspectors assess the Texel ewes and rams.

Curious about more events and activities on Texel? Then view our Texel agenda.

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