Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022 The Reede van Texel was the center of world trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. At that time, the sea at Texel was full of trading ships. Some have sunk and are still there, but on the seabed. You can see what that looked like on the impressive model in the basement of the entrance building of Museum Kaap Skil. This model is included in the Canon of the Netherlands. Times: Due to the Canon days, there is a guided tour at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Discover the model and the Roads of Texel!
Guided tours 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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