Visit the lighthouse

Do you want to enjoy the most beautiful view over the Wadden? Climb the lighthouse! You reach the top via a spiral staircase of 118 steps. Along the way you will get more information about the illustrious history of the Texel lighthouse. At the northernmost point of the island you have a beautiful view over the North Sea, the Wadden Sea, the northern part of Texel and the island of Vlieland. Opening hours: March to October daily from 10 am to 5 pm, November to February on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. Daily during the Christmas holidays.


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Location

Vuurtorenweg 184, 1795 LN, De Cocksdorp.



Vuurtoren Texel

Vuurtoren Texel

Climb the lighthouse at the northernmost tip of the island and enjoy the beautiful view! It's quite a climb: six flights of stairs and 118 steps, but the reward is great. Once at the top, you have a view of the North Sea, Wadden Sea, the northern part of Texel and the nearby Vlieland. In clear weather you can see for tens of kilometers! On the way up you will discover the turbulent history of the tower. After it was badly damaged at the end of World War II, a new cloak was built around the original tower. 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. For more information and entrance fees, visit the website. Dogs and pushchairs cannot enter the tower. There is no elevator in the tower. The path to the lighthouse is barrier-free. Wheelchair users can come up to the lighthouse.

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