The history of
Texel comes
alive in Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 uur
Sundays and holidays 13.30 - 17.00 uur
Monday Closed

Entrance fee

Adults € 7,50
Children 4 - 12 jaarr € 4,50
Groups (minimum 10 people)  
Adults € 6.50
Children 4 - 12 jaar € 3,50

A selection of our exhibitions



Step into the past and experience how the inhabitants of the island lived and worked in the former times!

In two beautiful farmhouses in the picturesque village of De Waal, you get a multifaceted picture of the daily life on Texel in an often surprising way. Come close, empathize and reflect on the often hard work of everyday life without facilities such as running water, electricity, telephone, computer.

Your museum visit will provide you an unforgettable experience of nostalgic recognition!


  • Fully suitable for the disabled
  • Guided tours
  • Puzzle tour for children
  • Museum shop with Texel products
  • Coffee, tea, fresh with Texel cake
  • Parking space (and charging point for electric) bicycle
  • Parking for cars and buses within walking distance


The objective of heritage museum Waelstee is to acquire, manage and exhibit the diverse heritage of Texel. The starting point here is that all items in the museum have been used on Texel.


In addition to the permanent collection in our museum, new temporary exhibitions are set up every year. In the small farm house at the intimate courtyard garden you can see how people on Texel lived and worked on the farm 100 years ago.


Every week we have demonstrations, such as old handicraft techniques. Blacksmiths are at work in the authentic old forge on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. On other days, a film shows how the forge works in a lifelike way. The demonstrations are announced here.