Texel populaire bestemming

4 Aug, 2016

Texel maakt zich op voor toeristen uit exotische bestemmingen nu reisgids Lonely Planet het eiland heeft opgenomen in de top-10 van aanbevolen reisbestemmingen. En of het door de gids komt of het goede weer: het aantal toeristen op Texel is de laatste maanden gestegen.

Uit de gids;

Sweeping white-sand beaches, wildlife-rich nature reserves, sun-dappled forests and quaint villages are among the highlights of Texel, the largest and most visited of the Wadden Islands. About 3km north of the coast of Noord-Holland.

Texel is 25km long and 9km wide. It was actually two islands until 1835 when a spit of land to Eyerland Island was pumped dry.

Before the Noordzeekanaal opened in the 19th century, Texel was a main stop for ships en route to Asia, Africa and North America: the first trade mission to the East Indies began and ended here. It was also the scene of a colossal maritime disaster: on Christmas day 1593, hurricane-force winds battered a merchant fleet moored off the coast and 44 vessels sank, drowning about a thousand seamen.

Sheep are everywhere across the island; the local wool is highly prized and there are numerous dairies producing cheese. Cyclists will be enchanted and there are enough diversions to keep you entertained for days on end.

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