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Christmas on Texel: 10 tips

This Christmas, there is lots to see and do on the island. Here are our top 10 tips for a fabulous Christmas on Texel. With great variety, there is something for all ages!

10 must-do Texel activities this Christmas holiday:

1. Luxurious food in Texel restaurants

Don't feel like cooking yourself or do you want extra luxury food? That is very well possible on Texel and especially during the holidays. The Texel restaurants make it a real feast.

2. Seals up close

Do some up-close seal and sea birds watching at Ecomare. Discover the various marine animals at the marine aquarium and learn more about Texel nature at the museum. A fun, educational trip!

3. Texel chocolate

De Texelse Chocolaterie
De Texelse Chocolaterie
Photographer: Liselotte Schoo

Great for under the Christmas tree: Texel chocolate. Have you tried the chocolate with Juttertje yet? And did you know that there is also a chocolate TESO ferry? You can find De Texelse Chocolaterie shop in Den Burg.

4. Winter hikes

There are several walking routes in de dunes around De Slufter nature reserve. Why not follow the semi-paved trail from De Slufter steps and enjoy the 0.8km family route? Fun for the whole family!

5. Christmas shopping

Winkelen in De Koog
Winkelen in De Koog
Photographer: Evalien Weterings

Still looking for a great Christmas gift, Texel souvenir or new outfit? Den Burg is a shopper’s paradise. Several shops will be open for longer on Sunday.

6. Taste the Christmas atmosphere in Den Burg

During the Christmas holidays, a winter fair will be held in the centre of Den Burg. Come and listen to Christmas music, warm up by the fire pots and enjoy delicious food and drinks.

7. Christmas carols under the tree

This year again, there will be singing under the Christmas tree in De Koog. This will be done together with guests and residents. Will you also come and sing along?

8. Christmas dinner show

Dinershow in Theaterrestaurant De Toegift
Dinershow in Theaterrestaurant De Toegift
Photographer: De Toegift Klif 12

This year, De Toegift @Klif12 presents a theatre dinner. Experience an evening of theatre and enjoy a three-course dinner in between. Organised on on different days. Booking preferred.

9. Relaxing in the dark

Texel has a stunning cinema in the centre of Den Burg. When it’s cold and bleak outside, retreat into the warmth of the cinema and watch the latest films. Cinema Texel is open daily from 10:00 to midnight.

10. New Year’s Dive

Start the year with a refreshing dip in the North Sea! And afterwards? Warm up with a Texel tipple and pea soup, of course!

We wish you a fabulous Chirstmas holiday on Texel!

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