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Walks in the dunes

Do you enjoy walking and are you already looking forward to the dunes? We have plenty of them on the island.
In the west of Texel lies a vast dune area. This National Park Dunes of Texel covers some 43 km². Within the dune area lie various nature reserves such as De Hors, De Muy and De Slufter. In the spring of 2002, the dunes of Texel received the status of National Park. The park's visitor centre can be found in Ecomare.

Walking through the dunes on Texel

A dune walk is a good idea at any time of the year. Due to the height differences, the landscape is very varied and there is always a sheltered spot on the south side of the dunes. Enjoy the rolling countryside and the salty sea air. From the dune area you can quickly and easily take a trip to the beach to get a breath of fresh air.

Walking routes through the dunes of Texel

Walkers are spoilt for choice in the Dunes of Texel National Park, which spans the entire west side of the island. The many walks possible are indicated by short posts with coloured tops. Each colour has its own meaning:

Yellow = through route
Blue = circular route
Red = nature path
Green = access limited to outside the nesting season

At the starting points for the various walks - often a car park - you will find information boards. These indicate the length of the walk in question, amongst other things. You will find a small box containing information brochures here too. Alternatively, you might like to download a brochure from this website.

Wild inhabitants

In some spots, you will encounter the island's rougher inhabitants: wild horses and cattle. They thrive on Texel, eating everything delicious that grows and blooms in the Texel dunes, and keep the vegetation under control at the same time. Keep well away from them: then they won't bother you and you won't bother them.

Enjoy a wonderful walk through the dunes on Texel!

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