Schapenboet in de winter landschap fotograaf Roel Ovinge VVV Texel

History

Texel has a rich and dynamic history. In 1170, the island was flooded by the All Saints Flood. The first traces of humans on the island date back to the Mesolithic Period, 8000-4500 B.C. In 1415, Texel received city rights. Texel reached a pinnacle in the 17th and 18th century when the merchant ships procured supplies for their long journeys in the Reede van Texel. A low was reached in April/May of 1945 during the Georgian uprising; the final battle of W.W. II. A bloody battle was fought between the Germans and an insurrection of Georgian soldiers, while the rest of the Netherlands had already been liberated.

Below you will find more information about the history of Texel.

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