Museum Kaap Skil is a discovery journey along the maritime history of Texel. With surfaced treasures from shipwrecks and full of stories from fishermen, beachcombers and seamen.

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Museum Kaap Skil has various buildings, including a monumental windmill, a warehouse and a shed where eelgrass used to be dried. The iconic main building has won various prizes.

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Collection highlights

400 years Skil

Many Texelaars still call Oudeschild ‘Skil’. Long ago, here was the most important anchorage in the world. A hub for shipping, with all the activities that go with it. When this golden age passed, the village reverted into a fishing village. Discover the eventful history of Skil below; a framework for the collection and stories of Kaap Skil.

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Vissersstraatje in het openluchtmuseum van Kaap Skil
Schepen van maritieme maquette bij Museum Kaap Skil
Deur van molen in openluchtmuseum van Museum Kaap Skil
Touwslagers in openluchtmuseum van Museum Kaap Skil
Vissershuisje in Museum Kaap Skil
Hoofdgebouw Museum Kaap Skil