Hiking in National Park De Duinen van Texel

Hiking in Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 536979

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5253 286
10.1 km
02:31 h
573 kcal
16 m
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Since 2002, the entire west coast of Texel has been considered National Park De Duinen van Texel. This walking route takes you through two sub-areas: the Westerduinen and the forests of De Dennen.

The Westerduinen have had more or less the same shape for centuries: you see parabolic dunes and valleys that have been blown out by the wind. Elder bushes and sea buckthorns grow there. Many butterflies live in this rugged area, you can see them fluttering happily. What really makes this area special is the ubiquitous silence. With every step you leave some of the everyday hustle and bustle behind you.

Texel forest
In De Dennen you walk through one of the most beautiful dune forests in the Netherlands. Most of it was built in the early 1900s. That turned out to be not easy: there was a lot of salty sea wind and the bottom contained little food. On the drier grounds you mainly walk between coniferous trees. Along the western edge you see more deciduous trees, these are more resistant to the salty sea wind. At the cozy Bospaviljoen't Turfveld you can relax after your walk with a drink and snack.

war memorial
There are several places on Texel that are reminiscent of the Second World War. For example, the Georgian Cemetery near Oudeschild is well known. On your route is the small-scale Monument Crashed Lancaster Bomber in the middle of the forest. This memorial commemorates the crash of Lancaster ND 421 on 15 January 1944. Five crew members were killed. The other two were taken prisoner of war. Would you like to cycle across Texel from Bospaviljoen't Turfveld? Then drive route 536978.

NB; during the breeding season (from March 1 to August 1) you cannot walk the part in the dunes.

Bicycle cafe Monument

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# Description Distance
Bospaviljoen 't Turfveld (Nattevlakweg, 1791 PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Monument Neergestorte Lancaster Bommenwerper (Nattevlakweg, 1791PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.57 km
Bospaviljoen 't Turfveld (Nattevlakweg, 1791 PB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 10.08 km

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