De Hoge Berg weiland met qr code Leonie Hoever

QR codes at de Hoge Berg

The Hoge Berg, between Den Burg and Oudeschild, is the oldest part of the island and towers some 15 metres above sea level. It is a rolling landscape with traditional tuunwallen, sheep farms and pretty farmhouses.

A fence with QR code

To enrich the visitor experience on the Hoge Berg, an innovative project has been launched: QR codes have been placed along the walking routes. You will find them on the wooden signs with field names, on the fences along the plots in the landscape. You can scan these codes with a smartphone, after which you get instant access to information about the specific point where you are standing. These include history, flora and fauna, cultural significance and stories about the landscape and the people who lived and worked there. The QR codes thus serve as a digital bridge between the past and the present. The explanation is in Dutch.


For example, are you curious about the origin of field names like 'Suikerde Kaneel', 'Krentenland', 'Mieland Dames Dijt' or 'Het Onganse' along the way? Scan the code and read about the origin of the name. The QR codes thus serve as a digital bridge between the past and the present. The information can be found on the website

History of the area

Visitors can learn more about the area's rich history at their own pace and in an interactive way. For instance, how the landscape has been shaped by man and nature over the centuries. Stories about the VOC era, Texel's role in whaling and the development of agriculture on the island are brought to life.

Less impact on the landscape

Using digital means instead of physical signs or brochures minimises the impact on the landscape. Moreover, it offers the possibility to keep the information up-to-date and adapt it to seasons or special events.

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