Back in 1980, there were only thirteen breweries actually in operation in the Netherlands. However, that's all changed and since as recently as 2014, a hundred new brands of beer have been introduced to the country, and the Netherlands is making its mark as a country that produces a good range of beers. This is mainly due to the passion of local brewers.
For the real beer lovers, we have two different beer packages. With the Eilandbier Arrangement, your hotel stay of at least 2 nights includes a tour with tasting at the Tesselaar Family Brewery for 2 people and a set of Eilandbier. With the Skuumkoppe Arrangement, your hotel stay of at least 2 nights includes a tasting tour at De Texelse Bierbrouwerij for 2 people and a beer pack with 5 beers and a glass.
Texel's beer has acquired a reputation too: various kinds of Texel beer have won national prizes and many restaurants and cafés "across the water" serve Texel beer. If you visit the island, you might like to sample some Texel beer or go on a tour of a brewery. Want to visit several breweries? Then go for the Texel Beer Tour!
The Texels Bierbrouwerij is the largest and most famous brewery on the island. The famous Skuumkoppe comes from this brewery. During the Texels Experience you will learn more about the history of the company and how the beer is made. At the end you get a tasting board with different Texel beers and a Texel beer glass to take home.
The Tesselaar familiebrouwerij was founded in 2017. It is a real family business: Maurice and Helma are at the helm together with their daughter and sons. They brew new flavors and styles of beer that the family did not brew before for Texel. During a 45-minute tour, you will be taken into the world of beer brewing and life in the brewery. You will have a tasting of different beers in small glasses.
De Bonte Belevenis Estate also brews beer, at De Boei brewery. There are tours of the brewery and distillery at De Bonte Belevenis several times a day; the guides have a lovely way of explaining how the craftsmen produce the beers, whisky, cordials and herb bitters and every now and again, the estate organises beer brewing lessons. You can also buy beer at the brewery, it is then possible to take a look around the brewing kettles. Guided tours are possible on request.
This small-scale craft beer brewery is located in the village of Oosterend. The TX brewery originated from a collaboration between Stokerij Texel, and Paal 17 Brewmaster Nico Derks used to be a brewer of various breweries, Beers that they brew include TX Donkerblond, TX Hopblond and TX Goudwit. The beer is available in cans at supermarkets and restaurants all over Texel. It is possible to have a quick look around at the brew kettles.
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Fancy an ice cream? On Texel, ice cream is made from cow's milk and sheep's milk. You can get it at several nice locations.
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