Tourist tax

Are you paying to stay on Texel? Then the party providing your accommodation has to pay us tourist tax.

Are you a lessor? Via the button below you can submit your declaration. Your declaration letter includes your username and password. Do you have any questions? Send an email to gemeente@texel.nl or call +31 85-023 9030.

In order to check your tax assessment, go to the digital tax service. You will need DigiD for this.

You will pay € 2.30 per person per night.

If you are paying to stay on Texel, you will pay tourist tax. This does not apply to residents of Texel. 

In 2022, you will pay € 2.30 per person per night. You have to pay tourist tax for every night that you pay for accommodation. 

Are you staying in a ‘mobile accommodation’ (caravan, mobile home, camper or tent) for a longer period of time? Then the person you are renting this accommodation from can also ask you to pay a fixed amount of tourist tax. These fixed amounts are specified in the diagram below.

Type of accommodation or arrangement Explanation Costs
Fixed annual or seasonal spot You have accommodation available to you all season (from April to October). It will remain in this location for the whole year or the majority of the year (e.g. mobile home). € 322.00
Seasonal spot You have  accommodation available to you all season (from April to October). It will be removed after the summer (e.g. a tent). € 333.50
Pre-season arrangement Accommodation from April to the end of June € 179.40
Extended pre-season arrangement Accommodation from April to the first half of July € 233.22
Late-season arrangement Accommodation from the end of August to the end of the camping season (September or October) € 99.36
Monthly arrangement Accommodation for 1 month in June or September € 62.79

Under ‘Calculation examples’, you can see how these costs are calculated. The advantage of these fixed amounts is that your lessor does not have to keep track of exactly how many nights you stay in your accommodation. And they will not have to pay tourist tax for the full period.

Calculation examples

Example 1

You are camping in a tent with 2 adults in the month July (30 nights). You must pay the full tourist tax rate: 30 x 2 x € 2.30 = € 138.00

Example 2

You are camping with your family in a seasonal spot for the whole season (from April to October). The fixed amount of tourist tax that you need to pay is € 333.50. This amount is based on a seasonal spot, counting an average of 58 nights and an average of 2.5 persons. So the calculation is as follows: 58 x 2.5 x € 2.30 = € 333.50.

Example 3

You are staying on a campsite from the end of August to October (in the late season). The fixed amount of tourist tax that you need to pay is € 99.36. It does not matter with how many people you stay there. This amount is based on a late season arrangement, counting an average of 18 nights and an average of 2.4 persons. So the calculation is as follows: 18 x 2,4 x € 2,30 = € 99,36.

Exemption for students from recognised educational institutions

Students may be exempted from having to pay tourist tax. The school will pay the tourist tax to the lessor. Recognised educational institutions can then claim the tax amount back from us through the form Request reimbursement tourist tax schools.

More information: Regulations for Levying and Collecting Tourist Tax 2022.

Are you a new lessor? Let us know as soon as possible. This is required. Please send us an email or letter with your:

  • name and address
  • the address of the accommodation you are renting (the rental property)
  • the number of beds
  • if you manage the rental yourself or via an intermediary office
  • You must register the number of nights and guests in a night register. This is required. Check out an example of a night register (pdf).
  • You must submit tourist tax declarations. Every year, you will receive a letter to submit a digital declaration for tourist tax. You will only receive this letter if you are signed up as a lessor with us. You must sign up if you are planning to offer rentals.
  • You must include the number of nights in your declaration.

Is the amount of tourist tax in your assessment incorrect? You may object online or through a letter.

  • Object to the tourist tax assessment online (with DigiD)
  • Object to the tourist tax assessment with a letter (check Objections via letter)

Payment arrangement

Are you not able to pay on time? Then you can apply for a payment arrangement. You can then pay your tax amount in instalments. Or you will be granted postponement of payment. You can apply for a payment arrangement via the digital tax service. You will need DigiD for this. Or you can call +31 222-362174.