texel yurt

You will find our yurts in a separate part of the dune campsite Loodsmansduin, on one of the quietest and most beautiful areas of the south of Texel near the characteristic traditional pilot-boat village of Den Hoorn. The camping is situated in the heart of the National Park Dunes of Texel. From the yurt you will find yourself in natural surroundings straight away and you will have plenty of opportunity to cycle, walk, skate or run. And of course the beach is also nearby. This is also a unique place for a party with friends and family. The months June and September, when the rest of the Netherlands is at work or school, is a lovely period for (grand)parents with young children and to come and ‘yurt’. Special memories are created here. Children can experience chopping wood and lighting the fire…listening to the birds together, watching the moon rise, seeing the stars shining in the night sky…”Look there’s the Great Bear!”

Dark and silent

Here on the island it is still very, very dark and very quiet. In a clear night sky, the Milky Way is visible as a white nebula made up of countless stars.
The stars twinkle like diamonds and you keep looking breathless.

Read more about the silence on our island

Beachcombing and guided tour around Den Hoorn

During your holiday you can make a journey over the vast beach of ‘de Hors’ with Paul, a local Texel beachcomber. The tour combines beachcombing finds, stories and history. An unforgettable journey from which you will return with an interesting ‘loot’.

  • Did you know that Den Hoorn is built on a hill made of boulder clay, which was formed during the ice ages?
  • That the yurt site is part of a ‘vloedhaak’ (hook shaped dune)?
  • That in the hollow behind the yurts, the VOC ships were anchored, waiting for ‘good’ winds by which to set sail.

Bees

Jacco lives on the island with his bee colony. It is very special to hear this beekeeper talk about his swarms, how they live and maintain themselves as a bee colony. You would almost fall in love with it…

Read more about Jacco the beekeeper

Birds

Do you want to know what else flies here on this special bird island?
Then you can make a bird safari at Calidris and book an excursion at the
Bird Information Center Texel 

Calidris Bird Information Center Texel 

Photography tips

When you are celebrating a special and festive weekend in the yurt with your family, it might be nice to have it immortalized by a professional photographer.
The yurts and grounds provide an excellent backdrop for this. We can recommend 2 photographers to you; Liselotte Schoo and Evalien Weterings.

Liselotte Schoo Evalien Weterings

Novalishoeve

Just outside the village you will find the Novalishoeve, an organic community care farm selling freshly baked bread, cakes, ice cream, vegetables, cheese, eggs, meat, etc. Here you can sit on the terrace with a cup of coffee and the best Dutch apple cake, whilst the children play in the farmyard playground or discover the animals in the barn.

Take a look around the Novalishoeve