Retreat schedule

Day 1

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Today, our focus is on arrival, embracing the Nieuw Leven experience, immersing ourselves in the beauty of its surroundings, and forging new connections. 

Please plan your arrival on the island between 3 and 5 pm, so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement! 

If you’re not arriving by car, we’ll be there to greet you at the Texel side of the ferry terminal.

Upon your arrival at Nieuw Leven, a warm welcome awaits you, complete with refreshing aperitifs and tasty appetizers. Once everyone has comfortably settled in, it’s time to reveal the KnoT24 swag bag and present the KnoT24 design.

Our culinary maestro, Chef Karin, will tantalize our taste buds with a sumptuous 3-course dinner, leaving you satisfied and ready for the rest of the evening. The remainder of the night is yours to enjoy as you wish—whether that’s knitting, cycling, exploring the picturesque surroundings, or simply unwinding by the fireplace. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless.

Day 2

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Your day kicks off with a delightful breakfast featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, prepared by the chefs at Nieuw Leven.

After that, our knitters can join Aimée or Natasja for an engaging knitting class. Lunch will be prepared by Karin and Barbara, and in the afternoon there will be knitting classes again, this time hosted by Teti and Natasja.

Meanwhile, Aimée will be at the pop-up shop, ready to assist with all your yarnie needs.

As the day winds down, prepare for a magical evening at KnoT24 Knit Night, hosted at a stylish beach club typical for Texel. Here, you’ll be served a gourmet dinner while watching the sun set over the horizon. And for the adventurous souls among us, there will be ample time for a leisurely seaside stroll, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Day 3

Friday, May 24, 2024

Today, our agenda is a mix of knitting and exploring Texel’s beauty. We’ll kickstart the day with a delicious breakfast by Nieuw Leven. Afterward, you can opt for a knitting class with Natasja or Teti.

Following the creative morning session, Karin will serve up a tasty lunch, setting us up for an island adventure. We’ll visit an authentic sheep farm and meet a shepherdess and her flock. Natasja will also guide us to some of Texel’s most picturesque and Instagram-worthy spots, offering plenty of opportunities for stunning photos.

In the evening, we’ll gather for a delightful dinner prepared by chef Karin.

After dinner, you can choose to continue knitting, or for those who are interested, engage in a lively game of bingo or two.

Day 4

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Today will be about knitting, unwinding, and enjoying everything the island has to offer at our own leisurely pace. Nieuw Leven will once again provide a delightful breakfast, followed by our knitters joining Aimée or Natasja for their final class. 

 After a tasty lunch prepared by Karin, there will be private time to knit, swim, use the spa facilities or hop on one of the e-bikes to explore the island further. And, don’t forget to visit our pop-up shop, here Aimée will be joined by the very talented project bag designer Annette, showcasing her beautiful goods.

 Of course, if you have other thoughts on how to spend your time, just let us know and we will help you with arrangements.

As for the evening, Karin will be ready for us with a delicious dining experience, and the remainder of the evening can be spent knitting, chatting and relaxing.

Day 5

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Today is for goodbyes.

After breakfast by Nieuw Leven we will accompany you to the ferry and hope you’re on your way with a lot of lovely new memories, a few great new friends, and some special stories to treasure.


Rooms & Suites


Fully booked. Please send us an email to be placed on the reserve list if you are interested in this room. 

These pleasant rooms are situated on the second floor, accessible by climbing two flights of stairs. They offer a stunning view of the Texel landscape through two skylights. Each room includes a bathroom with a wellness shower and a roomy sink. The tasteful design and furnishings ensure a comfortable and soothing stay.


Fully booked. Please send us an email to be placed on the reserve list if you are interested in this room. 

These roomy accommodations are situated on the first floor of our villas, just a single flight of stairs up. They offer stunning views of the Texel landscape. Inside, you’ll find a well-appointed bathroom featuring a luxurious wellness shower and ample washbasin space. The use of oak doors, concrete elements, and tasteful design and furnishings adds to the overall comfort and charm of your stay.

GROUND FLOOR ROOMS (wheel chair friendly)

Fully booked. Please send us an email to be placed on the reserve list if you are interested in this room. 

An airy, beautiful room on the ground floor of one of the three villas. The bathroom boasts a wellness shower and a spacious sink. The tasteful, well-thought-out interior with its natural, honest materials and beautiful details will surely delight you and make your stay into something special.


Fully booked. Please send us an email to be placed on the reserve list if you are interested in this room. 

These lovely rooms are located on the first floor (one flight up) of the villas, with breathtaking views over the Texel landscape.
These expansive rooms have a truly unprecedented bathroom in its opulence that boasts a large private sauna, whirlpool, wellness shower and a spacious washbasin.

Prices & Booking

Prices per person


Standard room

Double occupancy € 1950
Single occupancy € 2375
Non-knitter companion € 1600

Estate room

Double occupancy € 2150
Single occupancy € 2650
Non-knitter companion € 1800

Ground floor room

Double occupancy € 2250
Non-knitter companion € 1900

Junior Suite

Double occupancy € 2350
Non-knitter companion € 2000

Included in price

  • Transfers from and to the ferry terminal on arrival and departure from Texel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Nieuw Leven villa’s
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Daily lunches and 3 diners by our own chef
  • Coffee, tea and artisan lemonade in several flavors
  • Sunset knit night (including gourmet dinner) in a beach club on the island
  • Tour of the island including a visit to a sheep farm and a shepardess
  • Free WIFI and parking
  • For knitters: knitting classes according to schedule and a KnoT24 swag bag including a knitting pattern for the KnoT24 design


Not included

  • Traveling expenses to and from Texel
  • Beverages other than coffee, tea or lemonade at our accommodation
  • Beverages at the beach club


General terms & conditions and cancellation policy

Reservation and payment
  • You will receive an email to confirm your reservation. Full payment of the retreat is required to reserve your place.
  • A deposit of €850,- is required after your reservation is confirmed.
  • Payments are accepted by bank transfer or via PayPal. Credit card payments are possible through PayPal. Please note that in case of payment by PayPal, a surcharge of 3.5% will apply to partly cover PayPal costs.
  • Payment of the remaining amount must be received no later than March 15, 2024.
  • In the event you would need to cancel the retreat after you have confirmed your participation, please les us know as soon as possible by email.
  • If cancelled before March 15, 2024, the deposit will not be refunded unless we find someone to take your place. If we find someone to take your place, we will refund your deposit, less a cancellation fee of €250,-.
  • For cancellations received after March 15, 2024, there will be no refund of payment unless we find someone to take your place. In that case, the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Moonstruck Knits reserves the right to cancel the retreat or change the program without giving any reason. In the event that a cancellation is necessary, payments will be fully refunded.
  • We recommend that you have a travel insurance that covers your cost should you have to cancel you trip with short notice.

Getting there

Of all Dutch islands, Texel is the easiest to get to. You can travel by car  -Texel is the only Dutch island that allows visitor cars-,  or public transportation.

Public transport

From Schiphol airport

Take a train to Amsterdam Central Station. Trains to Amsterdam CS leave every ten minutes, and the ride takes about 15 minutes.

From Amsterdam Central Station

Take a direct train to Den Helder. These trains leave every 30 minutes, and the journey takes about 75 minutes. At Den Helder station, hop on bus 33 in direction of the ferry terminal (Steiger TESO). This is a 5 minute ride. At the terminal, take the ferry to Texel and inform us of your arrival time, so we can pick you up on the Texel side.

By car

Are you coming to Texel by car? Enter the address of Nieuw Leven in your navigation system, then drive to Den Helder following the directions of your navigation system and the signs for Texel. Once you reach the ferry terminal in Den Helder, you will drive past the vehicle counters or the self-service machines after which you will arrive at the boat landing area.

No reservations for the ferry are required, but when you come by car, it is advisable to purchase your ferry ticket in advance to speed up your trip.

The ferry leaves every hour (on the half hour) from Den Helder in off-season and every half hour in peak-season, and the the trip takes approximately 20 minutes.


Address Nieuw Leven

Nieuw Leven Texel
Kadijksweg 8
791 LT Den Burg