National Park Dunes of Texel
The Slufter and Ecomare
Within the Dunes of Texel, there are several special nature areas, such as the sandbank the Hors, the Texel forests and the Slufter. The latter is a dune valley in direct contact with the North Sea. The creeks in this area fill up at high tide and empty at low tide. The Slufter has a particular vegetation and is an important breeding ground for many bird species.
For comprehensive information about the special nature of the Wadden, you should definitely visit Ecomare. Ecomare is a nature museum, a seal sanctuary, a sea aquarium, a bird sanctuary. This is the place to ask any questions you have about the nature of the Wadden. The center also provides hiking maps and excursions for all ages.
Wadden Island Texel
Throughout the year, Texel attracts many tourists coming to enjoy the fresh air on the island of Texel. Recreational facilities have been adjusted to the tourists and you can rest assured that the hiking, biking and riding trails are in superb condition. There is also no shortage of catering facilities, accommodations and activities, and the local tourist office will gladly assist you with putting together a great program.