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Nacht van de Nacht on Texel

24 October 2017

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 28 October. On this night, there are lots of fun, special activities being organised on the island. 

Nacht van de Nacht

Night walks

Ecomare organises special night walks for children and adults. Also, members of the Natuurstruners youth group will be taking children and their (grand)parents on a nature excursion in the woods. Start: 18:30 at Bospaviljoen ’t Turfveld, Nattevlakweg 2, free participation. Register in advance via texelsenatuurstruners@gmail.com.

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: 19:00 – 22:00. 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: 19:30 – 21:00. 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 hear all about it during the talk at 19:30 at Hotel Prins Hendrik. Including coffee or tea free for members; 5 Euro for non-members. Afterwards, you can join an excursion in nature reserve Utopia at 20:30. Advance booking not required.

Storytelling on De Hoge Berg

Five Texel locals will be telling stories in the dark in the small ‘Bossie’ (Doolhof) woodland on De Hoge Berg. Who is brave enough to join them? Start: 20:00 at the entrance of the woodland. Parking in Schansweg only.


Come have a look through a telescope at the observatory next to Ecomare! Start: 19:30. Booking from 27 October at www.oriontexel.nl. Free admission.


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