The ferry to Texel departs from Den Helder. A smaller ferry service for pedestrians and bicycles between Vlieland and Texel is also available.
Texel is the largest Wadden Island, and its polders are reminiscent of other parts of the Netherlands. Texel is such a popular tourist destination because it has a number of advantages over the other island. Because of its larger sise and diversity, Texel Island provides a great deal of entertainment in the form of attractive towns, beaches, forests, polders and lots of activities. The island was listed as one of the top 10 European destinations for 2016 by Lonely Planet. In addition to its diversity, Texel is very easy to reach from the western part of the Netherlands. The ferry terminal for Texel is just an hour from Amsterdam. The crossing to Texel only takes another 20 minutes.