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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.

     

Stories

  • 1960: Spot on the lighthouse keepers

    The Texel lighthouse was manned for a long time, serving the safety of people at sea. In 2003, the Brandaris lighthouse on Terschelling took over this task.

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  • 1945: War in a war

    In the World War II, the Texel lighthouse was heavily damaged. A new wall was built around the old battered tower. You can walk between the walls where the bullet holes are still visible.

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  • 1864: Kikkert’s struggle

    Up till 1864, the Eierland Grounds off of Texel constituted a grave danger for ships. After 10 years of lobbying, the Texel notary Kikkert succeeded in convincing the authorities the necessity to build a lighthouse.

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