Winkelen in dorpsstraat De Koog VVV Texel fotograaf Justin Sinner

7 tips for a fun weekend with friends in summer

A week or weekend away with your friends, colleagues or sorority? Sporty, creative and inquisitive friends will find lots to see and do on Texel. Here are nine good reasons why Texel is a fantastic destination for any holiday with the girls!

1. Relax with Woolness

Let yourself be pampered with Woolness, the 100% Texel take on wellness, where your body and limbs are wrapped in lanolin rich, pure sheep’s wool. Sheer bliss for your body, but it also helps your mind relax as you lie there all wrapped up in a cloud of wool. For the Woolness experience, visit the completely refurbished Boutique Hotel Texel, which has just opened an extensive wellness centre.

2. Discover your hidden creative talents

Try your hand at sculpting, photography and painting with the Texel landscape as your subject, led by Paulien Valk of Atelier Bij de Pomp. More info about this and other workshops.

3. Texel wine

Pick up a bottle of semi-dry, fruity Texel rosé at the local Vineyard Wijngaard de Kroon and enjoy la vie en rose during a beautiful sunset by the sea.

4. Pick-your-own garden

Pick the most delicious summer fruit. In Voedselbos Texel (food forest) you can taste everything that is ripe on the spot, during the picking days. They let nature do the work as much as possible and everyone is allowed to harvest.

5. Work up a sweat!

Sure, relaxing and lazing around on the beach is wonderful, but it’s also a great place to be active. How about surfing, power-kiting or beach volleyball? Or stand-up paddling (SUP) and beach yoga, which make for a relaxing start or end of your day. It's all posible at Zandbank and Texel Active.

6. Make a 'Ommetje'

‘Ommetjes’ are footpaths through pastures, for instance, in Oosterend, Den Burg, through the Eierlandse polder and in the former dune areas near Den Hoorn. You get to walk in places that didn’t used to be accessible; peace and quiet and wonderful natural scenery are guaranteed and you can be sure that the walk will clear your head. Check out the short walks.

7. Join a oyster- tour

Collect oysters with oysterer Martin Zeeman. Martin takes you to a stunning spot on the Wadden coast to collect oysters, mussels, cockles and periwinkles. And it goes without saying that this oysterer, owner of delicatessen shop De Tesselse Oesterman and author of the book Oesters & Meer, will make sure that your catch of the day is turned into a delicious treat afterwards.

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