Bergen op Zoom Travel Guide

  • Bergen op Zoom
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  • Zeeland - watersport
    Zeeland - watersport
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  • De Drie Scheepkens, bathroom with double sink
    De Drie Scheepkens, bathroom with double...
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Bergen op Zoom Things to Do

  • Architecture

    The area of het Havenkwartier has beautiful architecture.You can walk around a little, there are a few pubs to drink something and there is a nice restaurant het Spuihuis where you can get a good meal. There are also a few nice art-galleries to visit. At thursdays there is always a market with food and clothes.

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  • Markiezenhof

    5 out of 5 stars

    The Markiezenhof is one of the top 100 Dutch monuments. It was built in 1485 for the Lords, later Marquises of Bergen op Zoom. By 1514 the Markiezenhof had assumed its current dimensions. Right up until the 18th century the nobility of this area represented an important political and economic power-block, recognised far beyond the borders of The...

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  • Fortifications

    Bergen op Zoom is quite an old city – it already became city rights in the beginning of the 13th century – and offers a lot of historical monuments. It had ‘of course’ city walls, a moat and other fortifications, but nowadays there are just a couple of remnants of these medieval fortifications.Lievevrouwepoort or GevangenpoortFirst of all there is...

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  • Markiezenhof - Marquises Palace

    The Markiezenhof is one of the top 100 Dutch monuments. It was built in 1485 for the Lords, later Marquises of Bergen op Zoom. By 1514 the Markiezenhof had assumed its current dimensions. Right up until the 18th century the nobility of this area represented an important political and economic power-block, recognised far beyond the borders of The...

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  • St. Gertrudiskerk

    The Gertrudiskerk is quite an old church. An old legend even says St. Gertrude, abbess of the abbey in Najvel, founded the church in 654. The church has an eventful history. The building , which was allegedly rather simple at the start, was enlarged and embellished several times up to the end of the 15th century. In 1747 the church was largely...

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  • Biking to Zeeland

    Having a beautiful sunny day (almost without any wind) we decided to make a bike trip to the province of Zeeland, or better to the former island of Tholen. First we followed the signs for Halsteren – a village now part of the municipality of Bergen op Zoom. In this area we really could see the hills – with a height until 10 meters - and from the...

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  • Grote Markt, heart of the city

    The ‘Grote Markt’ is the oldest part of Bergen op Zoom. Nowadays it still is the heart of the city and the centre of this medieval town. As a visitor we couldn’t miss this main square, especially because it was totally orange colored after the first victory of the Dutch soccer team during the world championships of 2010.People were gathering...

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  • City walk

    We consider a city walk always an excellent way of discovering the main sights of a city. Especially if the scale of a city is not too big, as for instance in Bergen op Zoom. The inner city offers quite a lot of interesting monuments and sights. We bought a brochure (2010: € 2,50) with this city walk in the VVV Office (Tourist Information). It is...

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  • Peperbus

    The church tower of Bergen op Zoom, nicknamed De Peperbus, as seen from the central market square Grote Markt.

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Bergen op Zoom Hotels

  • Hampshire Classic - De Draak

    They pretend to be the oldest hotel in the Netherlands. Nice location on the main square in the city...

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  • De Draak

    GROTE MARKT 36,4611 NT BERGEN OP ZOOM, 4611 Nt Ber

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Tulip Inn Bergen Op Zoom

    Antwerpsestraat 56, , Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Braban

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Bergen op Zoom Restaurants

  • Give it a miss

    Specializes is South American dishes with a menu that ranges from Steaks to Fish to other meats and vegetarian meals. The portions are small and overpriced for what you get and the service is very bad. They have also overcharged and wrongly charged me in the past. Health Inspectors have issued fines to this restaurant in the past I have heard. Be...

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  • Your trip starts here

    On the terrace of restaurant De Bourgondiër. What better way to start a trip around the town. We drank some cappuccinos here.

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  • Fish experts

    When you want to eat the seafood from the neighbourhood of Bergen op Zoom (northsea) you have to be at De Bloemkool. Here you can eat delicious fishdishes, oysters, mussel etc. It has a nice atmosphere, with chic dishes and not too chic personnel. Of course the fishdishes. And especially the `Zeebaars`.

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  • Mexican atmosphere

    El Mundo de Carlita is a trendy restaurant in the centre of Bergen op Zoom. It is situated perfectly, right in front of the Markiezenhof. They play Latin music, everything is decorated wonderfully in Mexican style and they have a trendy menu.The restaurant is also opened after dinner time. Then you can drink something of eat tapas (untill...

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  • Eating in the forrest

    Het Appeltje is really a children farm outside of Bergen op Zoom. In the weekend you´ll see countless little children playing in the playing yard here and watching the animals. There are chickens, deers, pigs, rabbits, birds and so on here. The most famous inhabitant of Het Appeltje is Bartje. He is the swine of the farm.You can eat here too. You...

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  • Best pizzas in town......

    This little Italian restaurant has the best pizza in town. If you don't like pizza there is enough choise to take something else. I also love the pasta's and the fish here.....The owner Isa is very friendly. Pizza (I love the one with smoked salmon and cheese)

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Bergen op Zoom Nightlife

  • Play some pool

    If you want to do something in the evening, you have to go to Het Provoosthuis in Bergen op Zoom. Here you can play a game of snooker, carambole of pool at one of the 3 floors filled with tables. Besides playing you can taste one of the many beers they sell here. They have beers from all over the world. You should really try a Kwak. This is a very...

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  • Drinking at the Grote Markt

    De Teerkamer is a cafe and restaurant. It is situated perfectly at the Grote Markt in Bergen op Zoom. It is the only building at the southside of the market.It is possible to eat at the Teerkamer, but most of the guest come there only to drink a beer and to eat some little snacks. My favorite drink at the Teerkamer is a nice beer: Hoegaarden Grand...

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  • During summer season

    During the summertime there are a few nice activities outside like the Jazzweekend, the Bourgondische Krabbenfoor and theatre on the streets. (I found this picture on the internet)

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Bergen op Zoom Transportation

  • Easy accessible by train

    Due to some (temporary) health problems we had to travel by train for our Bergen op Zoom trip. I have to say the city is easy accessible by trains, operated by the Dutch railway company “NS”. The railway station is located on the Roosendaal - Vlissingen line. From the most important Dutch cities in the western part of the country it is a rather...

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  • Getting there and away:Bergen...

    Getting there and away:Bergen op Zoom has a trainstation. It is an easy way to travel. Amsterdam-Bergen op Zoom will cost you 2 hours. Rotterdam-Bergen op Zoom only one hour.It's also easy to take the train from Bergen op Zoom to Breda (35 minutes) or Middelburg (....45 minutes?)and Antwerp (almost 1 hour)

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  • Bergen op Zoom Hotels

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Bergen op Zoom Shopping

  • Keep some extra space in your backpack

    You will find a Xenos-store in every town of city in the Netherlands. You will find a lot of special gifts, special food, kitchen stuff etc.I really like the food things: olives, olive oil, pastas, pesto, herbs, tortilla wraps etc. For me it's mostly the main reason for a visit. But if you're looking for a nice and cheap gift....this is also the...

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  • My number one department store

    The Hema is a real Dutch department store and you will find one in a lot of towns and cities in the Netherlands, and a few in Belgium too. You will find here a lot of different things and what I like most is that what you buy here you won't find the same in an other shop. gifts, nice postcards, wine, underwear, toys, clothes (mostly for kids),...

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  • Shopping in my hometown

    In Bergen op Zoom there are few important shoppingstreets. The main streets like the Wouwsestraat and Zuivelstraat where you'll find Clothes, Shoes, Books, Jewelry, Bath and Beauty etc. And the other main street: the St Josephstraat where you find the Hema and also a lot of clothes.The more special shops you will find at the...

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Bergen op Zoom Local Customs

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    by Pieter11 Written Jan 18, 2005

    A local culinairy speciality in Bergen op Zoom is the AAA-menu. Each year from may untill the 24th of june the local products strawberries (Aardbei), anchovies (Ansjovis) and asparagus (Asperge) are cooked in the best restaurants of Bergen op Zoom.

    There are special tours around the region to see the three products being taken to the restaurants and being prepared.

    A good place to eat the AAA-menu is Restaurant De Bloemkool in Bergen op Zoom. For more information see my restaurant tip.

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Bergen op Zoom Off The Beaten Path

  • Tholen – Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady...

    When you are staying for a longer period in Bergen op Zoom, or are in transit, I highly recommend a visit to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady Church) in (the town) Tholen. We made it during our bike ride to the island of Tholen.After some shopping and having a lunch, we walked to church, which is located just outside the very center. It is...

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  • Music at the Wilhelminaveld

    Every summer Bergen op Zoom has its summerfestival. Every thursdaynight, in july and august, there is live music. It all takes place in very relaxed surroundings: no entrance fees, no stands, just a big lawn, young and old, white and black, dancing together.Every week a different band shows their skills: from rock to reggae, from jazz to merengue...

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  • The Heidetuin

    The Heidetuin is one of the most beautiful pieces of Bergen op Zoom. It is a park in the forrest. It has a lot of hay and some very rare trees, a artificial lake and a wonderful forrest behind it.In the weekends it can be crowded in the woods, because it is very popular under the local people. Straight behind the Heidetuin you´ll see a large piece...

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Bergen op Zoom Sports & Outdoors

  • Support the Giants

    Since 2004 there is a professional basketball team in Bergen op Zoom. They play in the Dutch first division agianst teams like Amsterdam, Groningen and Rotterdam. It is really nice to go and watch a match if you are in Bergen op Zoom. Just check the internet site to see when they play and visit the match. Entrance fee is only € 6,-

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  • If there's nothing else do to...

    It there is nothing else to do in Bergen op Zoom and you still have time left you can always go to the swimming pool at the Binnenschelde. The name of that swimmingpool is "de Schelp". It's nothing special but..........if you like swimming........

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  • Windsurfing........

    During the summertime it's possible to windsurf at the Binnenschelde.... You have to bring your own surfthings because it isn't possible to rent it there yet.......maybe it will in the future....

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Bergen op Zoom Favorites

  • Visit the Markiezenhof

    If you are in Bergen op Zoom you have to visit our town palace "the Markiezenhof"...........It's very beautiful.

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  • Tourist information

    The local VVV (tourist information) is closed down but there is a new office in the Town Hall.Phone: 0164 277482Location: in the cellar of the Town Hall (the door under the third window from the right).Opening hours:Monday: 13.00 - 17.00 hrsTuesday thru Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs Get yourself a free, fullpage brochure with all useful information...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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