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Island of Texel in the Wadden Sea




private experience

It is not for nothing that Texel is in the Lonely Planet's top 10 list of top experiences in the Netherlands. The island is the largest West Frisian Island in UNESCO’s Wadden Sea, which were created by a catastrophic flood in the Netherlands in 1170. Since then the islands shield the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea from the North Sea. About one third of Texel is a protected nature reserve and ideal for anyone wanting to discover its unspoilt nature and picturesque villages. Perfect as a day trip from Amsterdam!

Tour Description

Enjoyment starts already in the minivan, when your guide picks you up and you leave the city behind you. Watch the Dutch landscape, that is as flat as a pancake, pass by as your guide shares all sorts of interesting information about the Netherlands with you. Upon arrival in Den Helder, the ferry crossing the peaceful Wadden Sea takes you to Texel. From Amsterdam it takes two hours to get to Texel, including ferry.

Once on the island, the e-bikes are waiting to be taken out. The total route takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (excl. stops) and covers the southern part of the island. Cycle (slowly) among sheep that graze on the Wadden Sea Dyke, as the bicycle path leads to a beautiful farmhouse dating back to 1684. The same family that bought the thatched roofed farmhouse over a century ago turned it in 1965 into a restaurant. And since then they are responsible for the pancakes that are 'world famous on Texel', using mostly local products. Because when you're on the island, you can't miss the typical Texel's Pancake, made with Texel's famous sheep cheese or with any other delicious topping, sweet or savory.

The next stop is the picturesque village of Den Burg, where you have some free time to wander around and/or to grab a dessert. The ice cream shop in the village makes their own amazingly delicious ice cream, traditionally made from fresh farmer's milk from the Texel cow. And their sorbet ice cream is packed with fruit. Or spend your free time in the Texel antiquities room, a small museum (in a house built in 1599) that is furnished with Texel's furniture and utensils from the 19th century.

Then it’s time to cycle back to the pier, drop off the e-bikes, embark the ferry and the drive back to your drop off address.

As this is a private experience, we'll let you decide for how long you want to cycle and how much time you'd like to spend somewhere. We will adjust the cycle route accordingly.

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image of a the prettiest tour guide in the world  cycling along the Wadden Sea Dyke on Texel Island

Including

  • • Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation

  • • Pick-up & drop off in provinces of North-Holland or Flevoland

  • • Professional, friendly guide for the day

  • • Return ticket for the ferry

  • • E-bike tour incl. full day use of e-bike

  • • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • • Texel's Pancake and locally brewed Texel's Beer (or wine/soft drink)

  • • All taxes, commissions and handling charges

  • • Flexibility with cycling route and distance, timings and itinerary

  • Unique experience

a man and a woman on a private tour with tulip day tours cycle through the forest of National Park the Dunes in Texel

Pricing

  • • 2 Adults (age 12+), € 249 p.p.

  • • 3 Adults, € 189 p.p.

  • • 4 Adults, € 159 p.p.

  • • 5 Adults, € 139 p.p.

  • • 6 Adults, € 129 p.p.


  • • Booking engine closing time: 3 pm, the day before the tour. Too late? Contact us, perhaps we have availability

  • • Price in the booking engine is the total price for all travelers

  • • 24-hr free cancelation policy; just click 'cancel in your booking confirmation and receive a full refund instantly

a beautiful image of sheep grazing on the Wadden Sea Dyke on the island of Texel

Practical Information

  • • Pick-up time around 9:00 - 9:30 am; depends on your location

  • • Duration of complete tour: 9 hrs, calculated from Amsterdam

  • • Traveler must be able to cycle, participation is on own risk

  • • Route follows 'quiet' bicycle paths. E-bike works the same as a regular bicycle; you cycle but without effort

  • • Tour guide is also the driver

  • Corona-proof tour

  • • Car and bicycle seats for children available

  • • Available from March - October

  • • Traveling solo or as duo and looking to meet fellow travelers? Check out our small public group tours

  • • Questions? Use the messenger on this page or contact us directly

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