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Oudeschild (53°2′N 4°51′E / 53.033°N 4.850°E) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Texel, and lies about 12 km northeast of Den Helder. Oudeschild is the fishing harbour of the island. It is situated at the Wadden Sea dyke. Next to the harbour, the windmill Traanroeier marks the site of the Maritime and Beachcombers Museum, which exhibits an interesting collection of objects found on the beaches of Texel. In the 17th century, the Dutch East India Company ships sailing from Amsterdam waited for favourable winds at the Reede of Texel, on the sea near Oudeschild. Close to the village is the Hoge Berg (the so-called "High Mountain"), a 15 metre high hill. Near the Hoge Berg is the Russian's cemetery. Here lie the Georgians who died in their uprising in 1945. In 2001, the town of Oudeschild had 1145 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest village in Texel. The built-up area of the town was 0.45 km², and contained 458 residences.The statistical area "Oudeschild", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1270.

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Facts and Stats for Oudeschild*

  • Oudeschild: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Oudeschild for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oudeschild.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Oudeschild - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.13 (High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Oudeschild

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oudeschild

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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