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Christmas on Texel: 10 tips

4 December 2019

This Christmas, there is lots to see and do on the island. Here are our top 10 tips for a fabulous Christmas on Texel. With great variety, there is something for all ages!

10 must-do Texel activities this Christmas holiday:

1. Old-fashioned Christmas at Oudheidkamer

Step back in time ... Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Oudheidkamer on 23, 24, 27, 28 and 30 December inclusive. The museum is atmospheric and fun activities are organized.

2. Seals up close

Do some up-close seal and porpoise watching at Ecomare. Discover the various marine animals at the marine aquarium and learn more about Texel nature at the museum. A fun, educational trip!

3.Texel chocolate 

Great for under the Christmas tree: Texel chocolate. Have you tried the chocolate with Juttertje yet? And did you know that there is also a chocolate TESO ferry? You can find De Texelse Chocolaterie shop in Den Burg.

4. Winter hikes

There are several walking routes in de dunes around De Slufter nature reserve. Why not follow the semi-paved trail from De Slufter steps and enjoy the 0.8km family route? Fun for the whole family!

5. Christmas shopping

Still looking for a great Christmas gift, Texel souvenir or new outfit? Den Burg is a shopper’s paradise. Several shops will be open for longer on Sunday 22 and 29 December.

6. Christmas carols under the tree

Join in with carol singing on Tuesday 24 December in De Koog. Gather around the tree in Dorpsplein from 7:00 pm and sing popular carols. A tradition that is bound to get you into the Christmas spirit!

7. Taste the Christmas atmosphere in Den Burg

Santa Claus makes a tour of the village on December 21 and 24. Taste the Christmas atmosphere, enjoy the delicacies at the Stenenplaats and take a picture with Santa Claus.

8. Christmas dinner show

This year, De Toegift @Klif12 presents theatre dinner ‘Ode aan...’. Experience an evening of theatre and enjoy a three-course dinner in between. Organised on 21, 24, 25, 28 December and 4 January. Booking preferred.

9. Relaxing in the dark 

Texel has a stunning cinema in the centre of Den Burg. When it’s cold and bleak outside, retreat into the warmth of the cinema and watch the latest films. Cinema Texel is open daily from 10:00 to midnight.

10. New Year’s Dive

Start the year with a refreshing dip in the North Sea! Join in the New Year’s Swim at Paal 9 or 28 at 1:00 pm, or at Paal 20 at 2:00 pm. And afterwards? Warm up with a Texel tipple and pea soup, of course!

We wish you a fabulous Chirstmas holiday on Texel!

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