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Programs and arrangements

For schools and groups, there are extra activities for experiencing Museum Kaap Skil. The museum is a treasure chest full with stories from islanders and sailors. Meet these remarkable figures in the special programs and arrangements. Feel free to contact us (no obligation) for more information or for a customized program. Click here to open the contact form.

Entrance fee schools

€ 4.75 per person, including introduction, based on availability.

‘Jutter’ (beachcombers) stories

Jutter praat met 2 meisjes in jutterijThey’re still around: beachcombers who go the beach during westerly winds, hoping to find somewhere on the beach that one unusual, fantastic unrivaled object, that everyone is jealous of. The darker the clouds, the harder the rain, the more the wind blows, the better it is for the beachcomber, the ‘jutter’, on the beach. No one else visible, no officials around. The beach is for the beachcomber. The beachcombers tell their stories with humor, but also with a critical look at consumption and pollution. A plea for freedom and adventure close to home.

Beachcombing stories as introduction for schools is free. The price for groups and companies (max. 70 people) is € 50.- (45 minutes).

Workshop Jutter art

kinderen knutselen met gejut materiaalThe sea leaves all kinds of objects behind on Texel’s beaches: fish net, colorful ropes and plastic, balloons, wood and empty bottles. Participants in the workshop ‘Jutter’ Art create their own artwork using flotsam from the beach, under leadership of artist Paulien Valk. Make something from nothing! This fun way of recycling gives the participant insight into the mess floating around in the sea, puts one to work in a creative manner and, for school children in particular, is a great challenge for the entire class. In Kaap Skil, there is lots of flotsam already available for creating something, however it’s even more fun for the group to go ‘jutten’ themselves! Then you make the most exquisite things in the museum with your own finds. The activity takes place in the former lifeboat shed located in Kaap Skil. The room has been is furnished for giving workshops with room for 25 participants, sitting around robust tables made from driftwood.

Number of participants: max 25
Costs: entrance fee + € 75 per group

Tour of Fort De Schans (outdoor program)

More than 400 years ago, a fort commissioned by William of Orange was built on Texel to protect North-Holland from invasions by Spanish armies. This fort, built from soil and and stone, still stands and has an interstingl history. Under guidance, groups can visit the fort and divulge into Dutch history. The fort dates back to 1574 and was expanded by Napoleon. What have sea battles, court disputes, strange diseases and dike reinforcements to do with Fort de Schans? The guide is ready to tell it all!

Number of participants: max 30
Days: based on availability of the guide
Cost: € 70 per group

Jacob Haafner’s Sea Chest – Interactive VOC stories

On June 25 1766, the ship Luxemburg from the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) departed from the Roads of Texel for India, on the other side of the owrld. The 11-year old Jacob Haafner, who joined the company together with his father, was on board the Luxemburg. The adventure of Jacob and the experiences of other young boys in the service of the VOC form the basis for Jacob Haafner’s stories. What did the boys take along for their travels, what was life on board like, who were their shipmates and why did they make such a long voyage to begin with? Using the objects in the sea chest and interaction between the participants and the narrator, the harsh seaman’s life in the VOC days becomes visible and tangible.

Number of participants: max 30
Days: during opening hours
Costs: entrance fee

Help the curator

Kinderen tijdens 'Help de conservator'The museum often receives finds. Coming from the beach or found in shipwrecks in the Wadden Sea by divers. It is the task of the curator to figure out the story behind the finds. What is it? What was it used for? Where does it come from? How old is it? He/She can use some help with this puzzel. Join the rest of the group and experience what it’s like to be a curator.

Number of participants: max 30
Days: during opening hours
Costs: entrance fee

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