Did you know that Texel has about as many sheep as it has residents? And in the spring, thousands of lambs are added to that number!
By Easter, the island’s meadows are already full of lambs. It’s amazing to watch how the tiny lambs venture outside for the first time. Easter is a wonderful and very cosy time to holiday on Texel!
In the spring, there are special bike and walking trails that specifically lead you where you can see the lambs. The Little Lambs Bike Trail guides you to some of Texel’s most beautiful spots, where the meadows are filled with lambs. The route for the Little Lamb Bike Trail (only Dutch or German) is available from our VVV shop and the webshop.
On Easter Monday, Wandelsportvereninging Het Gouden Boltje organises the Little Lamb Walk. This route will lead you past meadows full of lambs, schapenboeten (characteristic wooden sheds for hay) and tuinwallen (a traditional form of fencing made from sods of grass).
If you can’t wait until your (next) holiday on Texel to see these wonderful creatures, you can watch the lambs at Texel Sheep Farm via our Little Lambs Webcam. You can watch Texel’s lambs being born in real-time!
Book your Easter getaway on Texel now!
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There are several holiday homes and farm campsites on Texel where you can stay close to the lambs.
The sheep breed of Texel is called Texelaar. A Texelaar has an expressive head and is a medium-sized, generously built sheep.
Texel is a real sheep island. Many fun activities are organized around the Texel sheep and newborn lambs. View them here.
Wol, lambmeat, sheepcheese and sheepmilk have been an important Texel export product for centuries
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