Oudeschild: The fishing harbor


Oudeschild: The fishing harbor


Oudeschild is a village of the municipality of Texel within the Dutch province of North Holland. It is the fishing harbour of the island, and it is situated at the Wadden Sea dyke. Next to the harbour, the windmill Traanroeier marks the site of the Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, which shows collection of objects found on the beaches of Texel.

Regarding public space analysis it is important to mention that close to the village is the Hoge Berg, the "High Mountain", which is a 15-meter high hill. Near the Hoge Berg is the Russian's cemetery. Here lie the Georgians who died in their uprising in 1945.

In 2001, the town of Oudeschild had 1145 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest village in Texel. The built-up area of the town was 0.45 km², and contained 458 residences. The statistical area "Oudeschild", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1270.


What is more, Oudeschild is the home harbour of the Texel fishing fleet and its rough and ready charm makes it especially attractive to tourists. What is more, people can take a boat journey on the Wadden Sea. Besides, beachcombers are natural storytellers. They relish in telling the tales of their finds and adventures. As an attraction for tourist, people can explore traditional fishermen's houses and old seadogs give frequent rope making and fish smoking demonstrations.


(Texel.net, 2014) (Wikipedia, Wikipedia, 2013)


Wikipedia. (2013, 11 19). Wikipedia. Retrieved 12 12, 2014, from Oudeschild: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oudeschild

Texel.net. (2014). Oudeschild. Retrieved 12 12, 2014, from Texel: http://www.texel.net/en/about-texel/villages/oudeschild/

Pinal Desai , Tatiana Armijos Moya

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