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During your holiday on the coast of Zeeland, it is also worth exploring the surrounding towns and villages. Here is some inspiration for less sunny days.


Once the middle castle of Walcheren, which later developed into a well-known trading town: Middelburg. A town full of history, an attractive centre with cosy cafés and terraces. A city walk in Middelburg is definitely worthwhile, the rich history fascinates everyone. A canal cruise offers the opportunity to experience Middelburg from the water, under bridges and along the many monumental buildings in the city.

When exploring the city on your own, don't forget to visit the famous Middelburg streets! These include De Reigerstraat (see photo opposite), De Kuiperspoort and De Sint Jansstraat; cosy streets with high-profile catering establishments, where you can definitely pop in for lunch.


One of the coastal villages you definitely want to visit is Zoutelande. With its convenient location and a beach facing south, Zoutelande offers the most hours of sunshine in the Netherlands. As a seaside resort, it is therefore very popular! The beach here also boasts the Blue Flag, which symbolises hygiene, water quality and beach safety. Apart from that, Zoutelande also offers a cosy centre with shopping streets, spacious terraces and plenty of catering establishments for a bite to eat and a drink.


Port city Vlissingen, you will also find a piece of Zeeland's culture here. The city is all about the sea, with the 2 km long boulevard as its showpiece. Here you can get a breath of fresh air, sunbathe, drink or dine. The view over the sea is talked-about and ships sail past a stone's throw from the coast here. At the end of the promenade, you will find the statue of naval hero Michiel de Ruyter, in his birthplace Vlissingen. The Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum is also worth a visit if you want to learn more about Vlissingen's maritime history.


Veere, a picturesque and impressive 'town' in Zeeland. In the Golden Age, Veere was a prosperous and bustling place, which is still reflected in the town's beautiful historical buildings. During the summer months of July, August and September, there is a historical market in Veere every Tuesday. A high-profile event which is definitely worth a visit, the past comes alive here... Also outside the Tuesdays, Veere is a real attraction because of all the tourist shops and cosy terraces located in the centre.