The history of
Texel comes
alive in Museum

Opening hours

Museum Waelstee is closed in the winter months. The museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Di t/m za10.00- 17.00 uur
Zon- en feestdagen van 13.30- 17.00 uur
Maandag Gesloten

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 past!

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 with an unforgettable experience of nostalgic recognition!


  • Completely suitable for the disabled
  • Guided tours
  • Puzzle tour for children
  • Museum shop with Texel products
  • Coffee, tea, fresh with Texel biscuit
  • 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 bell jar 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 craft 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.