Searching for issues to do on Texel Netherlands? I just lately visited this island within the Netherlands and located many nice issues to do and eat on Texel!

The under submit dives into easy methods to get to Texel, easy methods to get round Texel, issues to do on Texel, eating places on Texel and locations to remain – it’s a reasonably full information to Texel!

Right here’s how my journey to Texel began:

I missed the ferry by 3 minutes!

If I had arrived 3 minutes earlier, I’d have caught the ferry to Texel. And a journey to Texel is certainly a sensible choice! 

Lacking the ferry was no downside, which will get us straight to the primary helpful data once you wish to spend your trip on Texel…

The right way to get to Texel

Texel is an island, a bit multiple hour North of Amsterdam within the Netherlands. You possibly can simply attain it by automotive or through practice to Den Helder. If you arrive in Den Helder, there’s a ferry crossing each 30 – 60 minutes. In the mean time they anticipate extra vacationers, in order that they function the quick route with two ferries.

It’s simple to only drive there and see which ferry you’ll make, particularly when you already purchased your ferry ticket on-line. Along with your on-line ticket you don’t want to attend in line to purchase one on arrival. You possibly can even register the license plate, which opens the boundaries faster for you through a video figuring out system. 

And the tickets purchased are return tickets. So that you solely want to purchase one.

Ferry ticket costs to Texel:

  • Passenger automotive: ~€25 (touring to Texel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)
  • Passenger automotive: ~€37 (touring to Texel on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday)
  • Motorbike: ~€8.20 – €11
  • Pedestrians: ~€2.50 (3 years of age & youthful journey free of charge)
  • Cyclists: ~€5

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If you happen to ought to come by practice, there’s a bus shuttle from Den Helder practice station to the ferry. And when leaving the ferry on Texel, there may be additionally a properly timed bus on arrival.

Getting round Texel

Texel is a comparatively huge island, in comparison with others within the area, which is nice, because it gives plenty of actions and selection. Nonetheless, it’s sufficiently small which you could attain the completely different elements of the island simply and rapidly by automotive, bicycle or public transport.

The island of Texel is 23.7 km lengthy and 9.6 km extensive and it’s flat, making biking an amazing choice. You would possibly wish to lease an e-bike although, because the winds can get sturdy. Texel gives nice biking infrastructure with biking paths in every single place, and the inns often present protected parking areas, too.

Exploring Texel with your individual automotive

If you wish to be actually versatile and free, you most likely will resolve to reach by automotive. You have got your baggage downside solved and may journey any time you like. On the alternative, you need to anticipate to face in line when leaving the island with the various different automobiles. Plus, you need to gasoline up your automotive, discover parking areas and pay for these.

There may be not a loopy quantity of site visitors within the shoulder season, so discovering parking areas gained’t be a problem. However I might think about that it seems completely different in excessive season and that’s the place it is likely to be smarter to return by practice, or at the very least park your automotive for good whereas exploring the island. 

Texel gives their visitors with a parking vignet. You get that one on-line and it prices €2.50 per hour, €10 per day, €20 per week (8 days legitimate) and €30 for the annual card. At some spots you’re solely allowed to park for 2 hours. There it’s worthwhile to add the parking disc.

You enter your quantity plate when buying the e-vignet and the remaining is taken care of routinely. Your quantity plate turns into the parking allow.

Get your Texel parking vignet right here

Electrical automobiles have gotten increasingly more widespread in Europe. If you happen to arrive or lease an e-Automobile, then the VVV Google map with EV charging stations shall be very useful.

And also you’ll get common gasoline right here:

Exploring Texel by bicycle

There are round 145 km of biking paths on Texel. So convey your individual bike or lease one in one of many many bicycle renting outlets, which you’ll discover on arrival on the ferry or within the cities and villages. The VVV Texel gives an excellent overview record here. Associates selected the “van der Linde” retailer in Den Burg and have been very pleased with the standard of their e-bikes and repair. There are additionally e-bike tours of the island.

Texel has an amazing biking route community. There are 57 biking junctions and every has simple to learn and comprehensible indicators, which lead you the place you wish to go. At every junction you may select your course and route, which you can additionally arrange by yourself earlier than.

The VVV Texel additionally recommends 4 bike and 10 mountain climbing trails, the place you’ll see the highlights of Texel.

When planning your individual route, merely add up the kilometers between junction factors from the scanned map and ensure to finish the place you might have began.

Or, you too can hire an e-scooter for the day!

Exploring Texel by public transport

Utilizing public transport is one other nice method to discover the island, even for households!

There are two choices:

  • The common bus, which takes you with out reservation from the ferry to Den Burg & to De Koog at fastened occasions.
  • The smaller Texelhopper bus goes just about in every single place else with 130 doable stops. Use their app (android / ios) or website to e book & pay your route (minimal half-hour earlier than you wish to depart). You may additionally pay within the bus or in a retailer.

They function between 5am and 10pm.

Let’s get to the Texel public transport costs:

  • Single journey: €3
  • Day ticket: €7.50
  • Household ticket: €17.50 (2 adults, max. 3 kids (4-11)) per day
  • Week ticket: €37.50

Fairly cool, proper?

Good to find out about transport on Texel

If you happen to arrive by practice in Den Helder, the bus journey to the ferry prices €3 and it consists of the return journey again to the practice station after your vacation.

Ensure to enter & go away the ferry all the time on the precise aspect, so as to catch the buses on time!

Issues to do on Texel

There are a lot of thrilling issues to do on Texel. You already know that it’s a really cycling-friendly island. So it is smart to mix biking with visiting the native sights.

I personally like to get misplaced and discover a vacation spot expectantly. Normally you’ll come across many widespread factors of curiosity like that as properly, but additionally discover many others.

Biking is an effective way to do that, as you’re nearer to your environment and also you hear, odor and discover extra little journey gems. Plus, it’s simpler to cease or perform a little detour (and, you’ll cowl extra floor than strolling).

Lighthouse Texel

The Texel Lighthouse is a must-see… hey, it’s a lighthouse! And folks love lighthouses.

If you happen to do as properly, then head to the far North of the Island and ensure to have sufficient time so as to climb the 118 stairs to the highest of the lighthouse. From the highest you’ll get an amazing view in direction of the North Sea and Vlieland. Within the South you’ll see the Wadden Sea. And expectantly, you would possibly even see the handfuls of windmills within the South-East, which stand within the IJsselmeer.

However there may be extra to discover than ‘solely’ the nice panorama view. The lighthouse is stuffed with historical past. It was beneath heavy fireplace in World Struggle 2, even after it ended. To maintain the lighthouse, they needed to construct a second outer wall. At one half you may stroll between the 2 partitions across the tower. There you’ll be capable of spot a number of bullet holes within the wall.

Climbing the historic and riveted metal stairs to catch the wind on the high is price it!

Entrance: €5
Location: Vuurtorenweg 184, 1795 LN De Cocksdorp, Netherlands
Plus code: 5VJ4+V5

Ecomare – Seal Sanctuary & Nature Museum – Seal Feeding

Expectantly, you would possibly be capable of spot seals when visiting Texel. However bear in mind, you’re on a North Sea Island.  😉  In case you are not that fortunate, then no worries, as you may go to Ecomare.

Ecomare is the oldest seal sanctuary in Europe and it lies fantastically hidden between the dunes.

They’ve a number of outside swimming pools the place you may see the seals. There are even two swimming pools, the place you watch the swimming abilities of the seals from beneath the water. Fairly spectacular!

Ecomare takes care of injured seals they usually assist the seals return to the wild after they’re prepared. The smaller ones get fed in an additional space, which you’ll be able to see by a window.

Aside from the seals, you may see birds, fish and different marine animals up shut at Ecomare.

Outdoors is a chicken care heart, the place sick, injured, weakened and oil-polluted birds can regain their power, earlier than they get launched into nature once more.

If it ought to rain in between, there’s a Nature Museum inside, the place you may uncover all the things concerning the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea, the North Sea and Texel.

And there are additionally a number of aquariums on the decrease degree, which comprise completely different species of fish, shellfish, mussels and starfish. You possibly can stroll round these properly and observe the completely different animals.

Ensure to be there at 11 am or 3 pm, as that’s when you may see how the seals get fed. That is positively a spotlight for youths and adults.

There may be additionally a cool “ebb-and-flow” playground, the place the children can play with the tides. Or you may head into the dunes. You possibly can resolve between a enjoyable and difficult kids’s hike or a 1.5 km spherical hike.

Entrance: €14 adults; €10 kids (4-13 years)
Location: Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Netherlands
Plus code: 3PHW+54

Schapenboerderij Texel

When did you final get to cuddle a lamb? 

I liked attending to spend time with these little guys on the Schapenboerderij Texel Sheep Farm within the Netherlands. The farm is residence to greater than 25 completely different breeds of sheep – earlier than visiting I didn’t know that many existed!

Earlier than going, my expectations have been fairly low. I imply, what are you able to anticipate when somebody invitations you to stroke lambs?

Once I arrived, there have been already a couple of automobiles within the parking area. At that second I anticipated a reasonably touristy attraction the place you’ll discover a couple of lambs behind fences and with a couple of chosen ones, which youngsters can contact a bit.

And I used to be so flawed!

A rooster welcomed us on the entrance, which hopped onto the entrance desk. Truly, there have been a number of hens and roosters operating round. And I believed it’s solely concerning the sheep right here.

If you stroll additional, you need to ensure that to not stumble over sheep as properly. There are fairly a couple of operating round freely. Others take it extra relaxed of their stables, which you’ll be able to go to. You possibly can stroke the completely different sheep and lambs.

Outdoors you’ll additionally discover 2-3 ponies, which the children can journey on. There may be additionally a reasonably cool space for youths, the place they’ll run round and play, even on a tractor and forklift. One other spotlight are the demonstrations of herding the sheep with the Australian Kelpie Sheepdogs.

And possibly the most effective is the cafe, the place you may sit down, drink a espresso and eat some cake – whereas the children are having a enjoyable time exterior!

It’s an outstanding exercise for youths and oldsters!

Entrance: €6 adults; youngsters: €5 (2-12 years)
Location: Schapenboerderij Texel, Pontweg 77, 1791 LA Den Burg
Plus code: 2QRW+G6

Shrimp boat tour

Who fancies a scrumptious shrimp cocktail? Have you ever ever made your individual? It’s simpler than you assume, proper? Except you additionally should catch your individual shrimps.

Properly, now you get a superb alternative to do that, or at the very least stand proper subsequent to the consultants on the TX 10 Emmie or TX 20 Walrus (shrimp cutters).

Quickly after leaving the harbor in Oudeschild, you’ll see how the crew solid the nets into the water to catch the shrimps.

The vessel is an authentic fishing vessel, so not a vacationer attraction. Although they modified it barely, in order that there are sufficient seating areas to relaxation safely. 

The vessel slows down within the Wadden Sea and the 2 nets slowly roll over the bottom. The larger and faster fish will flee away, however others will land within the internet. Aside from the shrimps, you’ll be capable of catch starfish, crabs, flatfish, gurnards, petrels and it might even occur that the crew catches a sand shark.

After a few minutes, the nets are pulled in and also you’ll be capable of see what the catch of the day is.

The entire catch will get sorted, whereas the crew explains a bit extra concerning the completely different animals. The fish, crabs and starfish return into the water alive and the children may also help the crew right here. However the shrimps get boiled in sizzling water while you’re on board. And after 10 minutes they’re able to be peeled and eaten by you. You possibly can’t get them brisker than that!

And when you have caught sufficient, you may take some residence. So you may create your individual shrimp cocktail.

This exercise is definitely additionally a enjoyable one when the climate isn’t brilliant and sunny. A correct fisherman doesn’t thoughts getting somewhat moist. So convey the precise garments and go for it it doesn’t matter what the climate seems like!

Tickets: €20 adults; €15 kids (3-12 years)
Instances: 10:30 am and a pair of pm; ensure that to be there 15-20 minutes earlier; 2 hour boat journey;
Location: Haven 8, 1792 AE Oudeschild, Netherlands
Plus code: 2RQX+PW Oudeschild, Netherlands

Nationwide Park Dunes – De Slufter

The Dutch discovered their method to dwell with the ocean. Enormous elements of the Netherlands are beneath sea degree and folks can solely dwell there due to a pumping and dam system, which pushes and retains the water out.

It’s the identical for Texel. There are seven pumps on the island which make the island ‘livable’.

There may be one spot in all the Netherlands coast, which has an open connection to the ocean and that’s De Slufter.

Okay, there additionally, you will discover a dam behind it, however they’ve a comparatively massive open sea gate. When there are storms or spring floods, the creek system of De Slufter will get flooded, which occurs repeatedly within the 12 months.

The most important half is a breeding and resting space for birds. However there may be additionally an enormous half, which is open for guests and the place you may freely stroll round. Simply just be sure you don’t cross into the protected zones.

There’s a lookout and several other paths, even one which is wheelchair accessible.

Take a stroll and see which crops and animals you may spot. Be careful for sea lavender, marsh samphire, saltmarsh, eider duck, shelduck, avocet and possibly even a seal close to the gully.

Ensure to put on waterproof footwear, as it could possibly get muddy and moist and possibly you even have binoculars.

One spotlight is to see De Slufter in July and August, when the seaside lilac and grass carnations are in bloom and switch the entire space purple-pink.

Additionally the Flora Seaside Property Museum has a pleasant outside space. As there are fairly a couple of buildings, I’d place it within the record with…

Climate adjustments rapidly on the coast and particularly on islands. It’s no completely different on Texel. 

So it’s good to be properly ready with completely different actions. The sheep farm, Ecomare and the lighthouse are enjoyable issues to do on Texel which mix the within and the skin areas.

After which there are nonetheless different points-of-interests, which I’d advocate for wet days. Right here are some things to do on Texel on wet days.

Flora seaside property museum

I can’t bear in mind once I final jumped into an oil rig escape pod. That’s as a result of I’ve by no means performed that and I suppose you haven’t both.

If you happen to’re fascinated by what it seems like in a type of escape pods, then ensure that to go to the Maritiem-en Juttersmuseum Flora

It’s solely one of many highlights, as there may be sooooo rather more to discover!

I used to be surprised by all of the completely different seaside finds, which have been collected over the past 80+ years. Aside from a whole lot of “trash”, there are fairly a couple of gems you’ll spot. 

I’m fairly positive that the homeowners Judith and André shall be offended with me now, as I referred to as a few of their collected gadgets “trash”. And I apologize instantly, because it’s not likely trash in the way in which we all know it. Aside from the actually fascinating gadgets, it’s simply unhappy to see how a lot stuff will get washed ashore.

There’s a “tree” with used rubber gloves and a whole wall adorned with working helmets for instance.

The museum is sort of a completely different world, a world of beachcombers and ship strandings.

The rooms are stuffed from high to backside with unimaginable and unbelievable gadgets, like indicators, dollies (even for intercourse), fenders, rescue rings, swimming fins, flip flops, flags, toboggans…  And sure, even an escape pod from an oil rig was discovered on the seaside.

It’s an amazing place for younger and outdated. The youthful ones can do a scavenger hunt, play some video games and there’s a nice playground exterior.

And in case you are hungry or thirsty, there may be additionally a restaurant inside.

Tickets: €6.50 adults; €5.25 kids (4-11 years)
Location: Pontweg 141A, 1796 MA De Koog, Netherlands

Wezenspyk cheese farm

Love goes by the abdomen, proper? So ensure that to go to the Wezenspyk Cheese Farm.

The Wezenspyk household has produced cheese for over 35 years now and you’ll select from over 13 completely different varieties. Some examples can be cheese together with nettle, mustard, caraway, sambal, Jalapeno, salt aster and I selected to purchase one with garlic. 

Their cheese is made with the milk from native cows, largely their very own, and sheep from different Texel farmers. And so they additionally produce one cheese with mainland goat milk.

If you enter, you may watch how the consultants produce the cheese of their dairy by an enormous window. In a room behind the dairy, the cheese is saved, earlier than you may attempt to purchase it of their little store.

There are 2-3 completely different flavors you may style instantly otherwise you merely purchase a number of items and make your individual cheese tasting at residence. There are additionally smaller cheese variations, that are nice as items.

If in case you have some additional time, ensure that to go to their Cheese Cafe. I haven’t tried it, however associates really helpful their cheese fondue. I selected a cheese biscuit type of cake, which was actually good as properly.

However it’s not nearly consuming and making an attempt out completely different cheese types. It’s also possible to get smarter right here, as they’ve their very own little Sheep museum, which you’ll discover after a brief stroll through their sheep-landscape-trail. If you happen to stroll the entire path, it’s 3 km lengthy and features a enjoyable rope ferry, so as to cross the canal. 

That path and museum is free and enjoyable for small and massive.

Location: Hoornderweg 29, 1791 PM Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 2QMQ+84

“Texels” brewery

Regardless of the place you’ll go, you’ll discover Texel’s Special Beers. There are 12 completely different tastes to select from, however not a single Pils, as that’s what sufficient different brew masters deal with.

If you happen to go to Texel greater than as soon as, ensure that to go to within the completely different seasons, as you’ll then be capable of drink a special Texel beer every time. And when you’re fortunate, you would possibly be capable of drink their “Secret” beer. That’s a very new one then, which could discover its manner into larger manufacturing. However this additionally relies upon a bit on you. You gained’t discover out the title or anything, however your sincere suggestions is appreciated.

The preferred one is the Texels Skuumkoppe. That one is a top-fermented darkish wheat beer. And naturally it’s brewed from pure components reminiscent of barley from Texel. The title ‘Skuumkoppe’ is from the white foam crowns on the waves… and sure, a correct beer wants an excellent cowl of froth, which retains the beer contemporary and attractive.

Like I stated, there are numerous ones to style. One good method to style a couple of completely different ones is by becoming a member of a brewery tour, which features a tasting on the finish. That manner, you’ll discover out extra concerning the historical past of the brewery, which was truly a milk manufacturing unit earlier than. The tasting itself consists of the pairing with a couple of completely different snacks within the tasting room. That’s clearly the spotlight, however wanting over the shoulders of the brew masters and discovering out extra concerning the historical past and background of Texel beer was additionally actually fascinating.

Enjoyable truth: There isn’t sufficient freshwater on the island of Texel to brew a lot beer. So the brewery has their very own pipeline by the ocean, which delivers them with contemporary dune water from the mainland. 

The grain, which will get used to brew the beer, grows on a number of farms on Texel. Within the brewing course of, you’ll get the leftover treber. And that treber will get eaten by the Texel sheep once more.

Brewery Tour Tickets: €12.50 per individual (youngsters 5 years and youthful are freed from cost)
Location: Schilderweg 214 b, 1792 CK Oudeschild, Netherlands
Plus code: 2RVH+P3

Nice eating places on Texel

To be sincere, the Dutch delicacies isn’t actually widespread. Properly, I’ve skilled it otherwise now and it was actually yummy. Not simply that, it was an amazing expertise and in nice areas!

Let’s begin with…

Drank- en Spijslokaal ‘t Schoutenhuys

The Schoutenhuys restaurant is centrally positioned in Den Burg and also you gained’t discover a regular menu right here. You’ll expertise Texel tapas in Asian type. Sure, what a cool mixture, proper? However I feel this explains the six programs greatest, until you select a smaller menu or a la carte. Every course features a type of “tapas”, which the chef prepares with native components and which will get offered in an Asian type, which might then seem like sushi rolls, Asian noodles or dumplings.

Pair these six completely different programs with 5 becoming wines. Oh… you assume one wine is lacking for the desert? No, simply order the native Schnapps and also you’ll have the right nightcap.

The proprietor isn’t just a wine knowledgeable, however he additionally loves beers. So as a substitute of a wine pairing, you even have the choice to go for a beer pairing. With every course you’ll be served an identical beer.

Additionally, you will love the inside of the restaurant, as you truly breathe in historical past right here. The ‘t Schoutenuys dates again to the 12 months 1652 and it’s the oldest stone home of Texel. The richly adorned entrance door stands out as properly and is its personal spotlight.

You possibly can’t select flawed and also you’ll obtain an unforgettable culinary night!

Discover an unique recipe from our desert on the backside of the submit.

Location: Vismarkt 1, 1791 CD Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3Q3W+MR

Paal 17 Aan Zee

Texel is an island and islands are about seaside life. And it gained’t get higher when you can pair a sundown on the seaside with an incredible dinner expertise.

You’ll discover Paal 17 Aan Zee on the West Coast and proper on the seaside, which is 30 kilometer lengthy. Strolling alongside the seaside to get there might take a while and make you’re feeling hungry.

There are a number of seating choices. If the climate is nice, go for a desk exterior. There may be additionally a pleasant seating space inside, which incorporates huge home windows so as to view the ocean.

You’ll get an amazing sundown view on the primary degree, which is cozy and likewise has a small terrace.

The restaurant on the primary degree serves you a culinary multi-course dinner expertise, paired with high quality wines. You possibly can select between the 4, 5 – 6 meal menu (or a la carte) and it’s a troublesome choice. The cooks are utilizing largely native components from Texel, together with native caught fish.

I actually favored the tuna tartare (clearly not native, however nonetheless actually good). The meat tenderloin, which adopted, was additionally wonderful.

Although all of the eating places we visited have been excellent, this one was my favourite.

Location: Ruijslaan 94, 1796 AZ De Koog, Netherlands
Plus code: 3PJP+8F

Gastropaviljoen XV – Paal 15

When you might have had one lunch or dinner on the seaside, you want a second one!

The Gastropaviljoen XV – Paal 15 is one other wonderful selection, because it welcomes you with a really particular environment.

It jogged my memory a little bit of a contemporary ski hut, as the inside has a whole lot of wooden, clear design, cozy couches, a welcoming fire, however… large home windows to look at the waves. An excellent place to calm down and revel in a tasty meal, particularly after a stroll alongside the shore.

There may be additionally a pleasant terrace to sit down exterior.

With the open kitchen you may see how the staff prepares all these actually tasty dishes, like shrimp cocktail or sous-vide venison steak. Whereas I usually want starters greater than desserts, my favourite dish was the cheesecake with mango, black sesame, lime sorbet and chili jam. What a mix of flavors! And so yummy!

If you wish to get pleasure from some fantastic eating on the sea, that is one other good selection.

Location: Westerslag 4, 1791 PP Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3P7F+VJ

Strandpavillon Paal 9

When you might have had two lunches or dinners on the seaside, you want a 3rd one!

And what a shock, with Paal 9 I can advocate you one other good seaside location to fulfill your starvation. 

However let’s begin with the arrival. You must cycle or drive by the dunes to get right here. Such an exquisite panorama. You may additionally see some Scottish Highlanders strolling round.

Paal 9 is a seaside pavilion how you’ll anticipate it. Not particularly chick, however with cozy parts and naturally the attractive seaview.

The employees is tremendous pleasant and to assist them, you may order your drinks and meals through QR code.

I made a decision to go for the Hamburger, which is made with their very own Black Angus beef and will get served with home made pickles. The sandwiches additionally appeared actually good.

A pleasant additional contact is that they’ve taken additional care of the ecological footprint after they reopened their pavilion. Guess, for instance, the place they get their cheese from? If in case you have no thought, learn the actions and issues to do part additional up on this submit and lookout for the cheese.

Location: Hoornderslag 8, 1797 RT Den Hoorn Texel, Netherlands
Plus code: 2PC6+FF

The place to remain on Texel

There’s a large number of completely different lodging sorts on Texel.

We stayed on the…

Resort De Lindeboom

The Hotel De Lindeboom is centrally positioned on the island and within the heart of Den Burg. The outdated constructing is from 1891 and it’s additionally the place you’ll discover breakfast within the morning and the place you may have lunch or dinner or just drinks within the night. Their second restaurant is the superb Schoutenhuys. See the part additional above.

In addition they have a pleasant sunny terrace.

I stayed within the newer constructing in one in all their fashionable Deluxe Rooms. The mattress was welcoming and delicate, excellent after a day filled with enjoyable actions. The tub had a bathtub and a rainshower. The one factor I missed was a second selection of pillow, however I’m positive I might have gotten one if I requested.

They’ve all kinds of various room sorts. There are even rooms the place you might have your individual non-public sauna.

The breakfast had all the things to supply what I used to be searching for. A sensible choice of bread, cereals, fruits, bread toppings and drinks.

The placement makes it an excellent hub to discover Den Burg, as you simply should step exterior and you’re within the heart of the city. You possibly can wander by the alleys with all of the completely different outlets and cafes. 

And when you ought to arrive by automotive, allow them to know upfront, as they’ve a couple of parking locations behind the lodge.

Den Burg is within the heart of the island and it’s simple to succeed in, additionally from the ferry, which makes Resort De Lindeboom an amazing option to discover the entire island.

Location: Groeneplaats 14, 1791 CC Den Burg, Netherlands
Plus code: 3Q3W+MQ

Book your stay at Hotel De Lindeboom

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Get your Texel expertise at residence with this recipe:

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook dinner Time:
1 hour

Further Time:
10 minutes

Whole Time:
1 hour half-hour

I visited the island Texel within the Netherlands and loved a 6 course menu on the Schoutenhuys restaurant.

They serve native delicacies in Asian type within the measurement of tapas.

As a desert we obtained served the very scrumptious Spekkoek (bacon cake).

The recipe is from the cookbook “Kleine gerechten uit de indische keuken” by Ciska Kress.


  • 500g butter
  • 10 eggs
  • 500g white fantastic sugar (Basterdsuiker)
  • 250g wheat flour
  • 5 tsp anise powder
  • 10 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tsp clove powder
  • 3 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 ½ tsp cardamom powder


For this recipe you want an oven the place you may function high and backside warmth individually.
Use a springform pan with 22 cm.

  1. First, cream the butter with a mixer till clean. Separate the eggs and add the egg yolks and the fantastic sugar to the butter.
  2. Beat the combination for about 10 minutes with the mixer.
  3. Beat the egg whites and add them, then add the flour. Combine this dough properly.
  4. Divide the dough into two halves, add all of the spices to 1 half.
  5. Preheat the oven to 275 levels for 10 minutes.
  6. Grease the springform pan with butter. Now set the oven to the bottom setting (125 levels). Bake the primary skinny layer within the oven for 3 to 4 minutes with backside warmth solely.
  7. Then flip off the underside warmth and activate the highest warmth. Bake alternating brown and white layers, about 18 to twenty complete. You possibly can anticipate 3 minutes of baking time per layer.
    In complete, the baking course of will take about 50-60 minutes.
  8. When the springform pan is totally full, flip off the highest warmth and activate the underside warmth.

    So let the cake relaxation for one more 5 to 10 minutes at 125 levels.

    Let the cake cool and minimize into skinny slices.

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