Where did the name “loodshuisje” come from? In the 17th and 18th century, the Dutch commercial fleets navigated trough the oceans and thus had Den Hoorn a new source of income; piloting the ships. The time of piloting ships had already passed by, now the only things that remain are the name “Loodsmansduin” and a few pilot houses in Den Hoorn. Den Hoorn, in the south of Texel, there is a fine vacation spot. Near the National Park Texels Dunes, the beach and the forest far away from mass tourism. There are lots of biking and walking routes from Den Hoorn leading towards the island. This part of the island is ideal if you’re looking for a place to completely relax and rest.
In Den Hoorn is the renovated the monumental pilot house at Herenstraat 14. The formal pilot house (called “The Ghost House” by popular speech). It is unknown to us if it’s actually haunted, but perhaps Trijn van Aai will pay a visit every now and then, as far as we know.
Description of the room The rooms are on the first floor, and are reachable by stairs, and are comfortably furnished to ensure a pleasent vibe. The room has a double bed. Both rooms are provided with a kettle, a Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes, bath slippers, a refrigerator and a hairdryer. Every room has its own bathroom. If wished, the visitors are allowed to use all of the kitchen tools and the terrace outside. We will also provide rental bikes if wanted, next to that there is also the possibility of (after consultation by phone) picking you up at the ferry. A lunchpack can also be provided for a small compensation. If you wish to see anything you might need during our stay, we would be glad to help you, please give us a call beforehand! Your breakfast will consist of various kinds of Texel products. We are happy to be able to welcome you at Herenstraat 14!