No more sex shop on Texel island for now


Due to family illness, the only sex shop on the island of Texel, owned by a woman and run together with her daughter, was forced to close after two years of existence. They tried to find someone to take over the business, but nobody responded.

Back when the shop opened, municipal rules had to be changed because a sex shop with adult toys was a no-no. However, since other shops like drugs stores and the likes sell sex-related articles, it was OK to have a sex shop on the island.

It’s the end of an era.

(Link:, Photo of Texel island by Searocket, some rights reserved)


  1. I figure that now when one of the islanders takes the ferry, the others go: “Ooh, I wonder what s/he is going to the mainland for… nudge, nudge, wink, wink…”

  2. Deb says:

    13,000 population stranded on an island without a sex shop… thank god for the internet! :P

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