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Texel is an island in the north of the Netherlands. It is one of the Frisian islands on the North Sea, and is in fact the largest and most densely populated of the West Frisian islands. It is still a very peaceful destination and many tourists stay in Texel holiday rentals to make the most of the nature and impressive landscape. There is a variety of different country landscape, ranging from dunes in the Texel National Park to pastureland and fauna. There is a good cycle netowrk, so many come here for an active cycling holiday. Walking is also a popular activity as part of a stay in a self-catered holiday home in Texel. Aside from this, making the most of the gorgeous coast with swimming or a number of other watersports is not uncommon. It is also possible to take part in horse-riding here.
Due to the wealth of wildlife, birdwatching is possible here, as is common on the West Frisian islands. The Ecomare natural museum on the island makes for a great excursion. Here, one can see seals including feeding sessions at times, as well as an aquarium. Muy and De Slufter nature reserves should be another stop for nature lovers.
Den Burg is the largest village on the island, so a good place for food and shopping, although there are also open markets throughout the summer. There are events on throughout the year on Texel. For music fans, find Texel holiday accommodation near the beginning of October, when the annual Blues festival is held. Because of it's great location, Texel is close by to other islands, for example Terschelling, which you can explore on a day trip.
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