Sentence Examples


  • The West Frisian Islands belong to the kingdom of the Netherlands, and embrace Texel or Tessel (71 sq.
  • The northern end of Texel is called Eierland, or "island of eggs," in reference to the large number of sea-birds' eggs which are found there.
  • It was joined to Texel by a sand-dike in 1629-1630, and is now undistinguishable from the main island.
  • Texel was already separated from the mainland in the 8th century, but remained a Frisian province and countship, which once extended as far as Alkmaar in North Holland, until it came into the possession of the counts of Holland.
  • In 1595 the first Dutch expedition sailed from the Texel, but it took a more southerly course than its predecessors and confined its operations to Java and the neighbouring islands.

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