When you wake up in the Zwaluw Hotel, you wake up in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands. It’s nice and quiet, yet close to the atmosphere of the bustling village of De Koog. De Koog is a charming resort town on the holiday island of Texel. The town offers tourists endless possibilities, including a nice shopping center, several nice restaurants and cozy pubs and nightlife.
One of the biggest advantages of De Koog is its location near the beach. The beach is separated by only a row of dunes from the delightful town centre. The beach runs almost directly into the Dorpsstraat, where you can find a nice terrace, enjoy shopping or a bite to eat.
The beach at De Koog is spacious and - compared to popular Dutch seaside resorts such as Bloemendaal, Zandvoort and Scheveningen - wonderfully peaceful. The area covers the beach between post 17 and post 21 (about 4 miles). There you will find several charming beach clubs that offer sun beds, beach huts or wind screens for rent.
Texel is a treat for nature lovers. A large part of the island belongs to the Dunes of Texel National Park. The surroundings of De Koog offer woods, dunes, beaches and moorlands. The hotel is also near De Muy nature reserve. This is a young reserve where the influence of the salt water has disappeared, making beautiful sand dunes with very steep slopes. Bird watchers are also in luck. The Muy is known for its spoonbills, herons, cormorants, blue tits and nightingales. In addition, there are several beautiful plants to be found, such as orchids and the rare pink flower Tar Pimpernel.
The Koog is a seaside resort with many possibilities. Because of the beautiful surroundings, the village is perfectly suited for the nature lover. At the same time, those who enjoy socialising will feel right at home. Many bars, a nightclub and several restaurants with nice terraces ensure that De Koog sustains a vibrant night life. Shoppers will also delight in De Koog! Dorpstraat offers many souvenir shops, boutiques and other shops.