This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Texel. To help you make friends with Texel before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Texel, Netherlands, is the most western Frisian Island in the Netherlands. It is a popular destination for Dutch citizens to escape the busy city life.
The beach, the cosy villages, and nature exhibition Ecomare are the most famous highlights on Texel. Especially in summer, the villages are flooded by tourists, which creates a nice atmosphere, although you can argue that the island loses its authenticity. Most tourists on Texel are Dutch, but you can also find quite a few Germans and other nationalities.
Your options for a hostel in Texel, Netherlands, will be extremely limited, but what exists will be located in the town of Den Burg, located in the centre of Texel. In summer it is highly recommended to book your Texel, Netherlands hostel in advance, due to the high amount of tourists visiting.
In town, you can easily walk to all the places of interest, while you can take a bus to other parts of Texel. Texel is the only Dutch Frisian island that you can access by car, which makes it easy to travel around. The most common way to reach Texel is by the hourly ferry from Den Helder, a city in the north of North Holland. You can take the ferry as a pedestrian, bring your bicycle, or go by car as previously mentioned.
Apart from spending town in the cosy towns and strolling down the beaches and dunes, Ecomare is a popular attraction. Here, you can find more about the nature on Texel and the sea-life in the sea surrounding the islands. In Ecomare, you can see seals and other wildlife. There are also several traditional events every year on Texel, which are worth visiting if you are near.
Texel is a nice island away from the busy city life in the Netherlands and worth visiting for a few days, but make sure to book your Texel, Netherlands hostel in advance in high season.
Written by local enthusiast for Texel hostelsMartin Straatman