B&B de Rode Boei
Singel 104, Vlissingen, 4382 LC, The Netherlands
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Two pensioners travelling to vlissingen in May 2009 - What is the best way to get there, travelling by public transport.
The best mode of getting to Vlissingen depends on where you are travelling from. Vlissingen has a railway station so train is one option from most of Europe. From places along the coast of Zeeland you can take a bus, and if coming from Zeeuws Vlaanderen you'll probably take a ferry...
For public transport in Holland, please see http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/
And here for some more info on the public transport system: http://www.vbn-bv.nl/ovinfo/
Travel Tips for Vlissingen
Martin, you are not alone
It is a running gag at Dutch/German VT meetings to make fun of how Martin used to say "Essen Sie schmecklich" when serving food to German customers. In Dutch Bon Appetit is "Eet smakelijk" and as the German and the Dutch language are quite close to another he thought that the German version would be "Essen Sie schmecklich".
Now Bea and I were sitting in this restaurant in Vlissingen and almost collapsed laughing when the waitress brought our food and said "Essen Sie schmecklich". She looked a bit confused when she saw our faces. Hehehe seems to be a common mistake among Dutch waiters/waitresses :-)
Within view of the windmill at the south end of Vlissingen, seven 250 kW wind turbines were built in 1990. Generating enough energy to satisfy 1000 households, it’s clear The Netherlands past and future is linked with wind power.
During the 18th century ships coming from The Indies stored their cargo in the warehouses surrounding this inner harbour.
Most warehouses have disappeared, although you can find some historic buildings here.
These days it´s yachts only.
During the French occupation of Vlissingen (1795-1814) Napoleon's troops had thirteen casemates underneath the bastion. One of these housed a bakery that could bake 4800 portions per 24hrs.
The chimneys have been removed in 1941 by the Germans during WWII.
Not open to the public, use your imagination passing this old corridor ;-)
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Vlissingen is in the extreme south-west of the Netherlands. It’s the third largest port in the Netherlands (after Rotterdam and Amsterdam) and one of the few Dutch cities on the coast that is easily accessible by train. Although there is a beach near-by, the city itself border right against the North Sea. If possible, try to arrive on a sunny day. The wind coming off the North Sea can make a rainy day too miserable to explore the town properly.
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