Lichtship Texel Workshop Experience

Operating in the Napoleon's Defence line of Den HELDER

Listen to stories in the first person. It will surprise you! Don't miss it book your visit now!

the crew behind the Lichtschip Texel

They have stories to share. The stories are memories we need preserve. They are the CREW of the ship.

The lightvessel Texel is the oldest lightvessel still in the Netherlands. She was built at the former Rijkswerf Willemsoord shipyard and came into service on 29 September 1952 at the position Texel, about 18 nautical miles off the coast near Den Helder. In 1992 the ship was brought in for good. Since 1995, the lightship Texel has had her final berth in Den Helder, where she adds a new dimension to her existence, namely as a museum lightship. The lightship Texel is moored at the jetty opposite building 66.

Allow yourself to be taken on a guided tour and discover the secrets of a lightship. Taste the atmosphere of days gone by when 11 men stayed aboard the lightship for four weeks and imagine what it was like when the storm was blowing, the waves were pounding and the ship was pulling and swinging the anchor and was used by the sea as a plaything.

Touriboost project chooses this cultural heritage for the business model and workshop based on the connection of the activity serving the maritime community to help to navigate the Napoleon defence line.

The Napoleon Defence line is the key resource of Tourisboost project integrating different fortresses.

Napoleon comes to life to inspect the defence line and, he founds his fortresses have today a different role. Tourist and social inclusion services.

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Become the Master and Commander of the Lichtship Texel. Build your story in the story.

What as tourists we are looking for every time we visit a city, a museum or any heritage object?

The answer is clear, authenticity and local stories.

The Lichtship Texel has this and more.

Four of the original crew still work and welcome you at any time.

Do you want to have a coffee with the crew and listen to the stories they have to share?

Do you want to make a private tour to learn the hidden secrets of the boat?

It is both a family and an individual experience.

We are waiting for you.

Watch what is waiting for you


We accept reservation via Whatsapp on this 0657849688 Vistors are welcome from 10 :00 to 19:00 whole year around

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