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5 tips for sustainable holidays

Will you be spending your holiday on Texel soon? We give you tips on how to do so sustainably.

1. Shop local

A good start to your sustainable stay on Texel is 'eat and shop local'! This is very possible on Texel, as many of the island's products are made locally. When eating out, for example, check in advance what's on the menu and whether it contains local products. And when shopping, make use of the farm shops and roadside stalls.

2. Hire bicycles

Leave the car behind and go for a bike ride. You can hire bikes (online) from the following companies.

3. Use public transport

Make use of public transport on Texel. From the ferry harbour, a bus goes to Den Burg and De Koog. There are also 130 bus stops on Texel, for which you can call the Texelhopper or book online.

4. The cold days

Is it chilly in your accommodation? Then warm up with Texel wool socks, a nice blanket or woollen cardigan. This way you can turn the heating down a degree.

5. Minimalised living

One of the trends is minimalist living, such as the popular tiny houses. Minimalised living is also possible on Texel, for example, take the train to Den Helder and use public transport on the island. Make it a challenge for yourself not to carry too much stuff on the train. Will you succeed?

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