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  • Contact

    For questions call the reception desk at Ecomare:
    +31 222 317741

  • Prices

    The lighthouse is following the instructions from the government concerning the regulations for preventing the spreading of the corona virus. Therefore, the lighthouse will be closed until April 28. We hope we will be able to open our doors soon afterwards.

    A visit to the lighthouse costs €4.75. Children under 5 years may enter for free. The last entrance to the lighthouse is 20 minutes prior to closure.

    Combiticket EcomareMuseum Kaap Skil and the Lighthouse Texel:
    Adults € 19.00
    Children € 14.00
    The combiticket is valid through 31 March 2020.

  • Opening hours

    The lighthouse is following the instructions from the government concerning the regulations for preventing the spreading of the corona virus. Therefore, the lighthouse will be closed until April 28. We hope we will be able to open our doors soon afterwards.

    February 17th till November 8th:
    Daily from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

    November 9th through February 16th:
    Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

    Last entrance to the lighthouse is 4.40 p.m. (20 minutes before closing).
    For safety reasons, the lighthouse is closed during extreme weather conditions.

     

Masterpieces

The spot

An exposed dune top on the northern tip of Texel, clamped between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea. That’s where you find the Texel lighthouse, adjacent to a scattering of former workers homes. Here you can really experience what wind force 6 feels like!

Uitzicht naar het westen. Je kijkt uit over het gevaarlijkste stukje van de Nederlandse kust.
Uitzicht naar het noorden. Aan de overkant van het Eierlandse Gat ligt de Vliehors, natuurgebied en militair oefenterrein.
Uitzicht naar het oosten, over het Werelderfgoed Waddenzee. Links Vlieland, meer naar rechts de zandplaat Hengst, waar altijd veel zeehonden liggen.
Uitzicht naar het zuiden. Je ziet de Eierlandse duinen, met daarachter de polder Eyerland. Aan de horizon De Cocksdorp.

The view

You are standing at 47 meters above sea level.

The blasted tower

In 1945, the lighthouse was under heavy fire. You can still see the bullet holes because the old blasted tower still stands within the new outer lighthouse walls. You can walk between the walls to see them..

Icon for Texel

You find the lighthouse in the logo of countless Texel companies. The striking tower is truly an icon for the island.

Winding staircase

The spiral staircase and mezzanine floors are as old as the tower itself: they were built in 1864. This piece of workmanship from riveted steel breathes the atmosphere of the industrial revolution.

The light

The lighthouse lamp is relatively small: a large 30-centimeter light bulb. A combination of lenses gives the beam direction and strength. Because the lamp must still shine every night, you are not allowed to visit the light chamber.