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Christmas on Texel: 10 tips

13 December 2018

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! Download the tips (PDF)

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 24 December and 27 to 29 December inclusive. From 14:00 to 17:00, you can listen to Christmas stories, play old Dutch party games or try ginger biscuits.

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 for young and old!

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 23 and 30 December.

6. Christmas carols under the tree

Join in with carol singing on Monday 24 December in De Koog. Gather around the tree in Dorpsplein from 19:00 and sing popular carols. A tradition that is bound to get you into the Christmas spirit!

7. Visit the wintermarket 

Head down to De Cocksdorp on Saturday 29 December for the cosy winter market! Free chocolate milk for everyone. From 11:00 to 17:00, you can rummage around the stalls in Texel’s northernmost village.

8. Christmas dinner show

This year, De Toegift @Klif12 presents theatre dinner ‘Passie’. Experience an evening of theatre and enjoy a three-course dinner in between. Organised on 22, 24, 25, 26 and 29 December. 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 13:00, or at Paal 20 at 14:00. And afterwards? Warm up with a Texel tipple and pea soup, of course!

We wish you a fabulous Chirstmas holiday on Texel!

Download the tips (PDF)

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