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Nacht van de Nacht on Texel

9 October 2018

Texel still has real dark skies. This makes it a fantastic location for Nacht van de Nacht, a night sky event to raise light pollution awareness, which this year takes place on Saturday 27 October. On this night, there are lots of fun, special activities being organised on the island. 

Nacht van de Nacht

Activities Ecomare

Ecomare organises special night walks for children and adults. Tickets (€ 9.50 for adults and € 6.50 for children) are available at the website of Ecomare and at Ecomare at the reception. Time: 6 pm (especially for families) and at 7 pm. Also Biologist and bat expert Pierre Bonnet talks about the hidden life of bats. At 6.30 pm, in the field center next to the entrance of Ecomare, free of charge.

Climb the lighthouse

From the Texel lighthouse, you can see the lighthouses of Den Helder, Vlieland and Terschelling, as well as the lights scattered across the horizon of ships at sea. Time: 7 – 10 pm Admission: €4.50, includes return admission for the following day.

Night sky view from the church tower

The night sky view from the church tower in Den Burg is simply breathtaking. Astronomers will tell you all about the stars, star systems and planetary nebulae visible in the night sky. Time: 7:30 – 9 pm. Admission: €2.

Nocturnal bird migration

Did you know that at this time of year a huge bird migration takes place on Texel at night? You can join an excursion along the Mokbaai and the Horsmeertjes. Start: 8 pm at the birdwatcher's house on the Mokweg. Free for members; 5 Euro for non-members. Advance booking not required.

Singing on De Hoge Berg

Popkoor Texel performs a surprising free performance in the small ‘Bossie’ (Doolhof) woodland on De Hoge Berg. Start: 6.45 pm. Parking is possible at the Schansweg.

Theater hearing in the dark

IVN Kids (Struners) organizes with Artex the performance: 'De Kaasdwazen, a performance to see with your eyes closed.' A theater hearing for children aged 6 to 12 and their supervisors. Starting time: 6.45 pm at the Eendenkooi van Spang, Dijkmanshuizen. It takes about 45 minutes. Registration is required via texelsenatuurstruners@gmail.com. Take a dress o.i.d. to sit on. Access is free.


Come have a look through a telescope at the observatory next to Ecomare! Start: 7:30 pm. Booking from 26 October after noon at www.oriontexel.nl. Free admission.


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