Here on Texel, we have new-born lambs bouncing about the meadows, countless wild orchids and the most hours of sun in the Netherlands: spring is more fun on Texel. Here are 5 tips for an unforgettable holiday.
Photographer: Sjoerd Moleman
Spring is synonymous with lambs and they are everywhere on the island. We even have a Little Lamb bike trail, a 35-kilometre route that guides you past the island’s most sheep-filled pastures. At Texel Sheep Farm, you can even cuddle these cute little lambs!
Texel has thirty – yes, really – kilometres of beaches, perfect for a lovely walks on the sands with the gentle warmth of the spring sun on your face. In March, all the beach cafés are rebuilt, so why not sit back and enjoy some good Texel beer on the deck?
The Meierblis, held every year at sunset on 30 April, is one of the customs and festivities that are unique to our island. The Meierblis is a bonfire to celebrate the coming of spring and light.
In the rest of the Netherlands, orchids are very rare, but on Texel, in June, there are countless in bloom, so come and see orchids in the wild. De Horspolders, De Muy and De Bol are a few of the places where the rarer varieties of this flower grow.
It’s brilliant combination in spring: Texel lamb and locally grown asparagus. Restaurants all over the island have them on the menu but if you want to cook them yourself, buy your ingredients from Goënga, the butcher’s in Den Hoorn and Bert and Meina Keijser’s asparagus nursery.
Walking on the beach of Texel is truly special. Between sea and dunes, you can fully enjoy the wind, sun, and smells and sounds of the sea.
Texel is a real sheep island. Many fun activities are organized around the Texel sheep and newborn lambs. View them here.