Bij Jef Restaurant & Hotel

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Culinary island adventure with flair

Bij Jef Restaurant & Hotel

There’s one thing you notice immediately when you stay at Bij Jef: you’re on an island. There’s something about the fresh colours, clear light and hip but comfortable decor that perfectly complements the Dutch island atmosphere, and the hotel is just a short walk from the beach. At Bij Jef on Texel not only can you enjoy exceptional dining but also wake up refreshed. The contemporary design merges with the restaurant’s innovative and unconventional character. The individually designed unique suites are well appointed with double rain showers and boxspring beds with the famous Texel duvets made from local lambs’ wool. The suites offer beautiful views of the island’s green fields. Chef Jef and sommelier Nadine are true culinary royalty. His dishes gain their distinctive flavours from the pure and naturally saline local ingredients. The perfect place for a gastronomic break with international flair.

Modern and creative cuisine

Bij Jef Restaurant

Owner and Chef Jef Schuur and his wife and sommelier Nadine Mögling have created a wonderful memorable dining experience. Jef’s modern and creative cuisine has classic roots and has been awarded a Michelin Star and Gault&Millau awarded the restaurant with 17 points. Ms. Nadine Mögling has been declared Wine/Food Specialist of the year 2011. Nadine pours generous glasses of a variety of wines. We highly recommend the wine selection! For Jef’s inspired and elegant dishes he uses a wide range of quality local produce. Chef Jef’s creative and modern culinary art is based on the classical cuisine. He sources the finest local produce and is keen to make the most of it. Enjoy a memorable dining experience at Texel’s only Michelin star restaurant. With Nadine’s wine expertise and Jef’s exceptional cuisine there is no doubt you will.

Key Features and Services

Bicycles available
Garden or terrace
Private Parking
Texel's only Michelin star
Gault&Millau 17/20
Gault&Millau Hostess of the Year 2022
Sommelier Nadine Mögling: excellent food-wine combinations
On the Main Street and still quaint
Nadine Mögling, 'Sommelier of the Year' by Michelin

Special features in the region

Bij Jef is located just twenty minutes by boat from Den Helder. You will discover a different world here on the Wadden Sea island of Texel. Take a breath of fresh air on the beach and fully relax in this beautiful environment.

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Open sandy beaches

Long sandy beaches, sea breezes and vast natural areas where you can do some fantastic walking or cycling.

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Rich heritage

In Den Hoorn you will find the typical pilot houses with reminders of an inspired history.

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A walk with a dune farmer

Take a private walk with dune farmer Benno Bakker. This is a walk where you pass cows and birds.


"As soon as you step inside Bij Jef, you are struck by a sense of peace and space. The pure design interior is specially designed to relax and enjoy the assets of Texel. The local suckling lamb is world-famous and, of course, a fixture here as well. But Jef Schuur gets much more out of his surroundings."


"She controls the room with great elegance, style, class and expertise. The perfect maître who has seen it all and still has the peace of mind to give the guests just that little bit more so that they feel simply special. Such a combination of professional knowledge, drive and passion is rare. She is an inspiration to young people who want to distinguish themselves in hospitality. Nadine Mögling is therefore our Hostess of the Year 2022!"

Gault&Millau 17/20

Unwind as much as possible on Texel.

"We want to offer our guests a relaxed environment so that they can unwind as much as possible on Texel." - Nadine Mögling 

Hostess: Nadine Mögling 
Chef: Jef Schuur