Huifkartocht in De Slufter met de Jan Plezier VVV Texel

5 x fun to do during Pentecost

Cuddling lambs, relaxing on a wagon ride or celebrating the arrival of spring around the Meierblis bonfires: there's no end of things to do on Texel at Whitsun. We give you five tips

1. Cuddling lambs

Thousands of lambs are born on Texel in the spring and you'll see them frolicking through the meadows everywhere. Anyone wanting to experience just how wonderful it is to hug a lamb for themselves should head along to the Texel Sheep Farm.

2. Heading off out into the nature

Head off out into the great outdoors with a Texel forester in the Whitsun holiday! Discover the De Schorren salt-marsh area, the De Slufter nature reserve or visit the Netherlands' biggest spoonbill colony in the Geul valley. For information about all of the island's nature trips, see the What's On part of our site.

Lambs at the lighthouse
Lambs at the lighthouse
Photographer: Justin Sinner

3. Texel bonfires

The Meierblis takes place on Texel on 30 April every year; it's a ritual that's unique to the island and involves the lighting of bonfires everywhere on the island to celebrate the start of spring. Every village has its own public Meierblis event.

4. Join a boattour

Several ships depart from the port of Oudeschild for a trip across the Wadden Sea. Some sail almost daily. Sail along and get to know the unique Wadden area.

5. A relaxing wagon ride

You'll find that you don't have any trouble at all relaxing on a wagon ride across the beach and through the dunes. Sit back and watch the wonderful nature that Texel has to offer slowly passing by during a ride in the Jan Plezier or Puur Texel.

Where better to spend the Whitsun break than Texel? Don't delay: take a look at the accommodation still available for the Whitsun period!

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Natuurexcursie in De Slufter VVV Texel fotograaf Justin Sinner
Natuurexcursie in De Slufter VVV Texel fotograaf Justin Sinner
Photographer: Justin Sinner

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