The fact that Texel has an interesting past can be seen everywhere on the island. From the boulders on the beach to the bullet holes in the lighthouse, they all raise questions. Rest assured, the answers are there too! The Texel people like to tell about it in the museums on the island. Enjoy beautiful stories about seals, beachcombing and the sailor's life - even if the weather is not so good for a day.
The sturdy red lighthouse on the northernmost tip of the island is the symbol of Texel for many people. The lighthouse is open to the public.
Seals found on the North Holland coast are brought to Ecomare. Seals have been taken here since 1952.
Museum Kaap Skil is a museum of beachcombers and sailors, exhibiting items washed ashore, items from sunken ships, model ships and paintings of ships.
Step into the tough world of beachcombing at Maritime and Beachcombing Museum Flora. Here you will experience the history and stories of the Texel
Take a peek into a wonderfully charming little farmhouse from grandma’s time.
The Wadden island of Texel has a rich history when it comes to farm life. Take a peek into a wonderfully charming little farmhouse from grandma’s time.
Texel’s newest museum is ‘t Walvisvaardershuisje in Den Hoorn. The home was occupied by whalers for a long time, and has remained beautifully preserved.
In the Texel Aviation and War Museum you will find more information about the Georgian Uprising, which made Texel the last battlefield in Europe.