Terneuzen, the town where I lived for one year
I moved to Terneuzen because I got a project with a company there. Its location is quite remote from the other part of the Netherlands, you have to take bus for around 40 minutes from the nearest train station in Goes to reach it by public transportation. But actually it's only about 50 minutes from Ghent (Belgium) by car/bus.
"Capitol of Zeeland"
Lovely canals, the monumental city hall, the abbey and "Lange Jan"; cultural & historic are prominent present in Middelburg.
Costume, Zealand mussels and Middelburg abbey beer prove this city has a lot traditions.
But also for relaxation and recreation you are at the right place in this watery Zealand.
The anthem of Middelburg
"You must see ..."
1) Museum voor Zuid- en Noord- Beveland
Singelstraat 13 - GOES
Tel. +31 113 22 88 83
2) Miniatuur Walcheren
Tel. +31 118 61 25 25
3) Waterland Neeltje Jans
Eiland Neeltje Jans - BURG-HAAMSTEDE
Tel. +31 111 65 27 02
4) Historama Abdij Middelburg an Lange Jan
Tel. +31 18 61 64 68
5) Stedelijk Museum Vlissingen
Bellamypark 19 - VLISSINGEN
Tel. +31 118 41 24 98
6) Attractiecentrum Arsenaal
Arsenaalplein 1 - VLISSINGEN
Tel. +31 18 41 54 00
7) Reptielenzoo Iguana
Bellamypark 31-35 - VLISSINGEN
Tel. +31 118 41 72 19
8) Flying Gyrocopter And Old Aircraft Museum
Calandsweg 2 - ZEELAND AIRPORT ARNEMUIDEN
Tel. +31 113 61 26 10
9) Familievermaakpaviljoen Carrousel
Arsenaalplein 3 - VLISSINGEN
Tel. +31 118 43 01 52
Lange Noordstraat 1
Tel. +31 118 67 50 00
11) Oudheidkundig Museum Arnemuiden
Langstraat 35 - ARNEMUIDEN
Tel. +31 118 60 31 75
12) Indoor Karing Middelburg
Tel. +31 118 61 74 75
13) Cue & Laseraction
Tel. +31 118 62 43 70
14) Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele
Stephensonsweg 9 - GOES
Tel. +31 27 07 05
Every year, in July, the “Mosselfestival” takes place at the market in Middelburg. This is an unique three days culinary-cultural event, where companies serve all different kind of fish.
Also street-theatre, artists and musicians turn this weekend into a pleasant feast.
For the exact date please contact the Tourist Information Office click here
4 kg fresh mussels
1 large onion
1 large carrot
small bunch parsley
few celery tops
Clean the mussels thoroughly in cold, running water. Discard any which are already open. Peel and slice the onion and carrot and put the sliced vegetables, parsley and celery tops into a large pan.
Fill the pan with cleaned mussels and cook them over a gentle heat, shaking the pan from time to time, until all the shells have opened. Remove any mussels which refuse to open. Keep the first batch of mussels warm and cook the rest in the same way.
Strain the cooking liquid and mix with prepared mustard and vinegar to make a sauce.
Remove the first mussel from its shell with a fork and use the EMPTY SHELL as a pair of tongs to remove the remaining mussels.
Dip them in the mustard sauce and enjoy! Serve the mussels and sauce with plenty of fresh French bread or French fries.
Eet smakelijk - Enjoy your meal
Zeeland is the most watery province of our country. The isles are surrounded by the Noordzee, the Ooster- and Westerschelde, the Grevelingenmeer and the Veerse meer. So many water offers numerous possibilities: from swimming, surfing, sailing and waterskiing till fishing, diving and kayakken.
Also on the beaches and the pleasant seaside resorts like Domburg, Renesse and Cadzand relaxing and recreation are always a central activity.
The abbey complex is the pride from the inner center of Middelburg. Above the complex you can see the 89 meters high abbey-steeple named “Lange Jan”. After a climb of 207 steps you will have a beautifull view from the steeple.
Inside the complex the Historama will tell you more of te architecture , the history en its former inmates.
The cloisters give you access to a historic herb garden.and you can see the skeleton of a mammoth inside the abbey.
The "Deltawerken" are contructed to avoid a repetition of the floods from 1953.
The impressive "stormvloedkering" at the Oosterschelde is an important part of the "deltaplan".
On the former work-island now is "Waterland Neeltje Jans"
The expositions and the waterpavilion wil introduce you to water, The Deltawerken and the Oostescheldeproject in a interactive way. By going down in a gauger you can experience the power with which the water runs trough the sluice.
For more info:click here