During the two autumn holiday weeks, the lighthouse is open until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Grab your chance and book a time slot at dusk, in the dark or when the sun goes down and enjoy the unique view as the sky turns pink! Opening hours: from 10 am to 9 pm on October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, 2022. All other days from 10 am to 5 pm. Buying tickets in advance is necessary and can be done at www.vuurtorentexel.nl
Cultural and Museums
Vuurtorenweg 184, 1795 LN, De Cocksdorp.
At the lighthouse it is still necessary to buy a time slot in advance, in contrast to the other museums.
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At the northernmost tip of the island, near De Cocksdorp, you will find the striking red lighthouse of Texel. Beautiful view When you visit the lighthouse and climb the 118 steps, you are treated to a beautiful view 47 meters above sea level! It's quite a climb, but the reward is great. Once at the top, you look out over the North Sea, Wadden Sea, the northern part of Texel and nearby Vlieland. In clear weather you can see tens of kilometers away! Old and new On the way up you will discover the turbulent history of the tower. During the Second World War, the lighthouse came under heavy fire. The bullet holes can still be seen in the old tower that has remained standing. The new tower is built around this. The inside with the beautiful cast iron stairs dates from 1864, the outside is from 1947. On the fourth floor you can walk between the old and the new wall and you can see the bullet holes. Information about the history of the lighthouse can be read on the different floors. For more information and entrance prices, visit the website (vuurtorentexel.nl).
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