De Cocksdorp

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De Cocksdorp
province North Holland North Holland
local community Flag of the municipality of Texel Texel
 - land
 - water
1.05  km 2
1 km 2
0.05 km 2
Residents 540 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Coordinates 53 ° 9 '  N , 4 ° 52'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 9 '  N , 4 ° 52'  E
prefix 0222
Postcodes 1793-1797
Location of De Cocksdorp in the municipality of Texel
Location of De Cocksdorp in the municipality of TexelTemplate: Infobox location in the Netherlands / maintenance / map
View of De Cocksdorp
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De Cocksdorp (in the Texel dialect Durrep ) is a place in the north of the Dutch island of Texel . The village with 540 inhabitants owes its current name to the Belgian Nicolas Joseph de Cock, one of the initiators of the polders in Eierland .


Originally existed between the islands Eierland and Texel a Schorre , caused by the scale at the beginning of the 17th century Zanddijk that connected the two islands.

In 1835, Nicolas Joseph de Cock and a few others founded the Sociëteit van Eigendom van Eierland , which then bought Eierland from the Dutch state and began piling up . The village was founded in 1836 in the extreme north of the polder at the point where the Roggesloot watercourse flows into the Eierlandse Gat strait . The place was originally called Nieuwdorp , but was soon renamed De Cocksdorp.

Today De Cocksdorp is, next to De Koog , one of the tourist centers on Texel. De Cocksdorp also has the largest bungalow park on the island, De Krim .


Eierland lighthouse
The Waddenkerk

There are six official Rijksmonumente in De Cocksdorp , of which the Eierland lighthouse , located about two kilometers to the north, is the best known. This was not open to the public for some time, but has been open again since 2009. There are also several historic farms and two churches in the village, including the so-called Waddenkerk .

The ferry to the neighboring island of Vlieland leaves from the beginning of May to the end of September south of the beach access Paal 33 .

Web links

Commons : De Cocksdorp  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek , accessed on May 18, 2018 (Dutch)
  2. ^ De Cocksdorp Texel. In: Archived from the original on June 28, 2018 ; Retrieved October 1, 2019 (Dutch).
  3. ^ De Cocksdorp - Geschiedenis. In: Retrieved June 28, 2018 (Dutch).
  4. Op de noordpunt Texel, de vlakbij vuurtoren, ligt DE Cocksdorp. In: Ondernemersvereniging De Cocksdorp en Eierland, 2018, accessed June 28, 2018 (Dutch).