Dunes on Texel (Photo: Stormbeest/Wikimedia Commons) - Credit: Dunes on Texel (Photo: Stormbeest/Wikimedia Commons)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:59
Texel makes Lonely Planet's top 10 Europe destinations list
Texel made it onto Lonely Planet's top 10 list of places to visit in Europe this summer, which the travel guide released on Tuesday. The Wadden island is number 9 on the Best in Europe 2016 list. Lonely Planet praises Texel for its unspoiled dunescapes, wildlife reserves, "gloriously deserted white-sand beaches" and pine forests. According to the guide, the island also offers all sorts of activities, from boat cruises to skydiving, and "superb local produce". "Get there before the rest of Europe catches on", the guide writes. Number one on the list is Peloponesse in Greece. Aarhus in Denmark, Venice in Italy, the Dordogne in France and Lviv in Ukraine make up the rest of the top 5.