Visitor info

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

Heritage Museum Waelstee is located in two beautiful farmhouses in the heart of the picturesque village of De Waal in the middle of Texel. In the museum you can learn about the history of living and working on Texel.
The extensive collection of historical utensils, tools and means of transport, the blacksmith shop, overviews of Texel landscapes and farms and the authentically decorated farmhouse provide an enlightening view of daily life on Texel in the past.

Opening hours

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

Tuesday to Saturday10.00- 17.00
Sundays and holidays 13.30- 17.00
Monday Closed

Entrance fee

Adults          € 7,50
Children 4 - 12 jaar          € 4,50
Groups (minimum 10 people) 
Adults    € 6.50
Children 4 - 12 jaar  € 3,50
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Our village, De Waal

De Waal is a picturesque village on the border of the ancient land and an old polder of Texel. The village only has a few narrow streets lined with lovely old houses and farms. You enter De Waal south, called the ‘Bomendiek’, which is one of the oldest dikes on Texel. The museum, which you will find well worth visiting, is in the heart of De Waal beside the square in front of the church.

Tour guides

These are experts by experience who, because of their background, can inform visitors about the collection elements and their application. If desired, they guide individual visitors or groups and act as a source of information for all visitors. The tour guide forms a fixed duo with the desk clerk.

Solar panels in the Waelstee Museum

Since September 13, 2021, we have had 48 solar panels installed on our roof to make our museum more sustainable. We have received a subsidy for this from the Province of North Holland.

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Facilities

  • 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

Our location

parking info

Opening hours

Museum Waelstee is closed in the winter months. The museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday 28 February 2023.
Tuesday to Saturday10.00- 17.00
Sundays and holidays 13.30- 17.00
Monday Closed