Texel is known for its mentality of ‘slow living’ and sustainability. Residents are hospitable; the atmosphere in villages is laid back. It is what the islanders call 'celebrating the good things in life'.
The historical village centres in Oosterend, Den Hoorn, and Den Burg are intimate and authentic. Especially in De Koog, the main North Sea resort on the isle, you’ll find many bars, restaurants, and clubs. There is a cinema in Den Burg.