De Koog (53°5′52″N 4°45′46″E) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Texel, and lies about 17 km north of Den Helder. It is the chief centre of tourism on the island, surrounded with many hotels and campgrounds. The village is located on the North Sea coast of the island. Only two narrow lines of dunes separate the village from the beach.
Aerial of De Koog, in north-east direction
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of De Koog in the municipality of Texel.
South of the village is a wooded area which is also popular with tourists. The information centre and museum about the Wadden Sea, Ecomare, are located here.
In 2001, the town of De Koog had 775 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.36 km², and contained 429 residences. The slightly larger statistical district "De Koog" has a population of around 1000.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Texel.