The settlement known as De Koog is located in the North Holland province, of The Netherlands. This is on the largest of the Frisian islands - Texel - and is actually on the west coast which lies on the North Sea. Holidays in De Koog have been popular for a long time now as the area allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the mainland and has plenty of attractive countryside to explore and things to do. The self catering accommodation in De Koog and around Texel in general will be of a very high standard and will offer an exceptionally comfortable home-from-home.
By far, this biggest draw for your holidays in De Koog, is likely to be the lovely, sandy beaches that can be found along this stretch of coastline on Texel. Here you can enjoy such activities as family-safe swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea diving, sailing, wind surfing, surfing and deep-sea fishing. The island is said to be particularly beautiful and the countryside south of the self catering accommodation in De Koog is especially popular with tourists who are keen on nature walking and hikes through the area.
The best thing about your holidays in De Koog is the fact that although you are able to cut yourself off from the busy ‘rat race’ on the mainland for as long as you want, you can very easily return to it whenever you so desire. This is because there are regular ferry crossings and flights to and from the mainland of The Netherlands. This means that once you have seen as much of the island of Texel as you like, you may venture into Holland properly and visit some of the local towns and cities. You should definitely think about paying Amsterdam a visit, whilst in this neck of the woods, but you should set off very early in the morning in order to enjoy a full day looking around the Dutch capital.
The weather on your holidays in De Koog will definitely be somewhat moderated by the fact that you are situated on an island in the middle of the sea - this means there is a mild oceanic climate in charge here. Summer temperatures may not reach the high values on the mainland - instead, expect typical values of around the high-teens to low-twenties. Winters are usually milder than the mainland and average around 8 to 10 degrees, with snowfall quite rare on the Frisian Islands.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) will be the most convenient for your holidays in De Koog. You may fly with British Airways, KLM, BMI Baby, easyJet and Jet2.com from airports such as Leeds-Bradford (LBA), East Midlands (EMA), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL), Exeter (EXT) and Southampton(SOU).