The exhibition Ship in View adds a whole new dimension to the model of the Reede van Texel. Discover the central role of Texel in world trade in the seventeenth century! The films, stories and images bring the ships and their voyages to life. Museum Kaap Skil is rewriting the history books: it was not the VOC that was the most important, but navigation on the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Far more money was involved in the trade in grain, timber, wine and silk than in trade with the Far East. The merchant ships all anchored on the Reede van Texel, as did the whalers and war fleets. Texel, center of the world! Opening hours: September - June: Tues. up to and including so. 10am - 5pm. July - August: Mon. up to and including so. 10am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Cultural and Museums
Museum Kaap Skil. Heemskerckstraat 9, 1792 AA, Oudeschild.
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In Oudeschild, the port of Texel, you will find the Kaap Skil museum. A visit to Museum Kaap Skil in Oudeschild on Texel is an experience; there is a lot to do. The exhibitions are about shipping, fishing, maritime history and discovered finds from shipwrecks. In the open-air museum behind the entrance building, you can experience Oudeschild as it used to be. The roadstead of Texel In the 17th century ships were waiting for a favorable wind to set sail on the Reede van Texel. The world's largest model shows what that looked like. The model comes to life by means of light and sound effects. In the exhibition “Ship in sight” you will learn everything about whalers, whistle ships and war yachts. fishermen's houses At Kaap Skil, various fishermen's houses have been recreated in the outdoor area. Do you want to know how people lived at the beginning of the 19th century? Step in and find out. There are regular extra activities in the museum such as demonstrations of net fines, iron forging, spinning and rope making. Sailors and beachcombers stories are also told.
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