There are more than 300 monuments on the island. Many of these monuments are linked to the history of Texel: fishing, shipping and sheep farming. For example, the ramparts, sheep fines, farms, fishermen's houses and the lighthouse are monumental.
The municipality of Texel manages the list of municipal and national monuments. This list includes many farmhouses and sheep fines, which have a characteristic Texel architectural style. The complete list can be viewed on this page.
The list of monuments includes residential houses, public buildings and museums. At least a dozen monuments are open to the public. We highlight a number of them for you:
You can not visit the following monuments, but are recommended to take a closer look:
The national Heritage Day is organized every September. These monuments are then free to visit on Texel.
Have you always wanted to stay in an accommodation with a special story? You can also spend the night in several monuments on Texel. You can rent the authentic fisherman's house De Bruinvis, sleep in the 19th century 't Wambuis, spend the night in the old farmhouse Huisje Schiller and one of the smallest monumental houses in Den Burg has been transformed into Bed & Breakfast De Etalage.
During the War, there were more than 500 bunkers on Texel. While most have been demolished, you can still find bunkers in some places on Texel. Here you
Texel has a rich history. The first traces of humans on the island date back to 8000 B.C. The All Saints' Flood made it an island.