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    beachpoles

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    a beachpole, Texel

    Favorite thing: Walking along the beach you will notice this poles. Every kilometer there is one with a white head and a number, and between them are 250 m redheaded poles.
    The numbers are used to determine position. Sometimes a beachrestaurant is called Paal 9, or other number. It means the restaurant is near pole number 9. To get to the next restaurant at Paal 12 will take you 3 kilometers further....

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    The seven villages of Texel: Den Burg

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    Den Burg

    Favorite thing: Den Burg is the central and biggest village. About 6000 people live in Den Burg. There are many shops and the local authorities are based here.

    In Den Burg you will also find the Tourist Information Office ( V V V ).

    Fondest memory: We stayed in a hotel in Den Burg and ate in different restaurants. We had italian, chinese and greek cuisine. But probably the best memory comes from the Texel beers we tasted in Den Burg.

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    The seven villages of Texel: De Koog

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    De Koog

    Favorite thing: De Koog is the beachresort of Texel. About 825 people live in De Koog, but they can host 20.000 toerists. This is half of the capacity of the entire island.
    From De Koog you can walk to the beach in minutes. But if you are more a hiker, there are woods and several hiking routes in the dunes too.

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    The seven villages of Texel: de Cocksdorp

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    De Cocksdorp

    Favorite thing: The youngest village of Texel is De Cocksdorp. It is the northern most village and is named after the belgian N.J de Cock, one of the engineers who helped to make the Eierlands Polder dry.
    De Cocksdorp has about 400 inhabitants and is most famous for its lighthouse, about 2 km north of the village.
    Near the Cocksdorp you can catch a ferry to Vlieland. This ferry is only operating in paek season and you can only go by foot.

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    Spring on Texel

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    spring on Texel

    Fondest memory: In february, march the little white clocks are found all over the island. Before the woods were planted here, the farmers were allowed to grow bulbs. This are all wildered bulbs that were not harvested when the woods were planted about 100 years ago.

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    Info boards

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    sheep can��t read the info either....

    Favorite thing: Everywhere at Texel you encounter this kind of Information boards. It tells a lot about the natural environment you are in. But if you don´t speak dutch, they are not much help, because we didn´t see one in english.

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    Texel, an island

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    Texel

    Favorite thing: Texel is the biggest of the dutch Wadden isles. It is easily reached by ferry from Den Helder (see transportation tips).
    The island offers sea, beach, dunes and forrest, but also small authentic villages.

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    the dunes

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    the dunes, Texel

    Fondest memory: When hiking at Texel you will most certainly encounter the dunes. Most are not that high and easily climbed. The heather is not blooming in march, the time we visited, but must be beautiful in august / september.

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    The seven villages of Texel: Oudeschild

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    Oudeschild, Texel

    Favorite thing: Oudeschild is the harbour of Texel. It is from here the boats sail the Waddenzee or to the Northsea to fish.
    Oudeschild is also home to the Maritime museum. About 1000 people live in this harbourvillage.

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    The seven villages of Texel: Oosterend

    by tompt Written Mar 10, 2003

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    Oostereind, Texel

    Favorite thing: Oosterend is probably the most authentic village of Texel. It is great for taking pitoresque pictures. The slijterij (liquorstore) is practically a museum.
    The church is the oldest at the island, partially dating back to the 12th century.

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    Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    Grolsch

    Favorite thing: Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Texel (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular area. But anyway nothing really special, which was a bit of a disappointment. Therefore we finally bought the same beer as we drink back home, Grolsch!

    Grolsch Brewery (Grolsche Bierbrouwerij) is a Dutch brewery founded in 1615 by Willem Neerfeldt in Groenlo (Grolle). The beer from Groenlo gradually became better known in the surroundings of Groenlo. Through the years the demand for Grolsch beer shifted from a local to national and eventually international level. It is a bit bitter and has a pale colour. You can taste the hop flavour, and has a alcohol content of 5 percent. You should try it!

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    Great Ocean Experience

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 9, 2005

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    waddensea-texel

    Favorite thing: Texel is upmost popular with tourists, although it is not that well-known by tourists. Sounds a bit of contradictory, but it is! Most visitors do come back for holiday, famous for its birds and ofcourse the North Sea.

    You can go for a walk ofcourse, a cycle-tour, or enjoy horseback riding. Find the Sea Research Institute for information about the ocean and, when on sea there a lot of facilities, included sea-cano, boat-trips, diving etc. Ofcourse I'll recommend my favourite pursuit of studying the ocean ...

    Fondest memory: Enjoy the largest of the Frisian islands, and to be in the Wadden Sea area can be very romantic, while learning a whole lot about the nature on Texel, the tidal flats and the North Sea, and about the influence of mankind in this region.

    EcoMare
    Ruijslaan 92
    1796 AZ De Koog, Texel

    Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
    P. O. Box 59
    1790 AB DEN BURG
    Texel, Holland

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    Texel in late summer

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    heather in full bloom

    Favorite thing: End of august start of september the heather is in bloom. Lovely purple flowers in the entire dunes area.

    So if you are not a beach or sun lover, Texel is nice in other seasons too.....

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    The seven villages of Texel: Den Hoorn

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    Den Hoorn, Texel

    Favorite thing: Den Hoorn is famous for its church. The white slightly leaning tower can be seen for miles. It is the southern most villages and around 450 people live here.

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    The seven villages of Texel: De Waal

    by tompt Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    de Waal, Texel

    Favorite thing: The Waal is the smallest of the seven villages. There are no shops here. But there is a agricultural and wagonmusseum.

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