Texel is the largest and most populated island of the West Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. With its thirty kilometers of sandy beaches, Texel island is a paradise for beach lovers. However, Texel has much more to offer: There are seven villages – each one as pretty as a picture – and miles and miles of unique natural scenery crisscrossed by bicycle paths. Moreover, Texel is within easy and quick reach. Starting in Den Helder, the veerboot (ferry) takes just twenty minutes to sail to the island! Just be prepared for all kinds of weather within a day, rain gear and a sweater are a must!