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.
Attractions and Museums
Vuurtorenweg 193, 1795LL De Cocksdorp.
Buy a ticket with a time slot at vuurtorentexel.nl
Select a date
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).
Do you want personal tips for your holiday? Then sign up for the newsletter