relaxed, friendly people, good restaurants
Cramped streets during high season
Sun, sea, fun
The Marie Tak van Poortvliet Museum got its name from Marie Tak van Poortvliet (1871-1936), an art collector and agriculture pioneering woman, who had a villa constructed at Domburg and spend many Summers there in the company of painter Jacoba van Heemskerck (1876-1923).Many other Dutch painters came to the area, known for its summer climate and...more
This is a cycle/pedestrian path on top of the dune that separates Domburg from the beach.The path itself was made in 1899 leading from de Hoge Hil up to the Badpaviljoen. It was renamed Boulevard Van Schagen in 1987, after the Domburg poet and graphic designer J.C. Van Schagen (1891-1985) who would regularly sit here.One of his poems is...more
The tower of the village church (Protestant) is from around 1250 AD. The oldest parts of the church are from around 1300 AD. The church was extended several times during the centuries, which you can see by the different masonry. The original church will have been about a quarter of the current church!A disaster happened on October 10 1848 when a...more
PJ Eloutstraat 1, Domburg, 4357 AH, The Netherlands
Good for: Couples
Badhuisweg 2, Domburg, 4357 AV, The Netherlands
Good for: Families
Domburgseweg 1a, Domburg, 4357 , The Netherlands
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
De IJsvogel is known for its ice cream, but you can enjoy a drink as well at the terrace.All products are without additives.Next to the ice cream, the waffles and coffee are famous.Ice cream is also sold from a classic ice cream truck at the main road to the beach. The Red-White ice creammore
Strandpaviljoen Boomerang Plaza is run by a family with a lot of enthousiasm. The crew is friendly. This place had a side snackbar for fast food, a small indoor restaurant section and a terrace.View on the Domburg beach is great.Business hours: Summer daily 11AM - 10PMWinter: daily 11AM - 8PM Just dropped in for a refreshment and some nuts.more
Strandpaviljoen Noordduine is a sole place at the beach West of Domburg (towards Westkapelle).I got an "everything simple" feeling from this restaurant.Nothing fancy, just basics.Well, the price/performance ratio went towards a high number.Businesshours:March trough October: DailyNovember trough February: Weekends and holidays. I tried a steak,...more
The first Badpaviljoen (Bading facility) was constructed in 1837 designed by architecht G.H. Grauss. In 1889 it was replaced by the present building, that had a concert hall, ladies room, billiards room and reading room. It was the meeting place for people that wanted to bath in the sea (badgasten). Many activities like dance events, concerts and...more
Halfway our 40 km cycling trip we ended up at this beach pavillion right, built in 1899. Recently restored and reopend as a restaurant with a very fine open kitchen and large terrace with a lounging area and separate (home made) ice cream pavillion. We were with a group, so I'm not sure about prices as I didn't settle the bill ! I think that about...more
Milano is a nice Italian Pizzaria/restaurant at the East side of the main street.In the summertime at a fair day this place is crowded.The crew is well organized and service does not suffer from the number of visitors.The first floor at the back is to be the nice spot to sit in this restaurant. Onionsoup and Spagheti Genovo.more
Great Italian food!From antipasti to dolci, and everything in between.A TIP: go either early or very late. Or you will have to wait in line! We love their pizzas and their pasta.I had tagliatelle al salmone while my husband enjoyed a pizza frutti di mare.And gelato for dessert of course!more
Domburg is a busy place all during season and parking is well-regulated. You can use one of the parking spaces near the beach (only a dune hill separates it from the beach itself). It costs € 1,40 per hour and you can pay with PIN card or have some small change ready.
There is a Dutch saying: You can walk on the heads.At times that certainly is true for the popular main street where it seems all traffic wants to pass at the same moment (including two public transportation buses per hour).It's a busy mix of walker, cyclist, cars and who knows what that squeezes its way through the narrow streets.more
The sign clearly states what is and isn't allowed on the beach.The red word 'Verboden' means 'Prohibited'.The icons with the * are prohibited between 15 May and 15 September between 10-19 hrs.Prohibited are:Kiting *Surfing * (except when there's the sing with the 3 blue lines)Camping Dogs *Motor BoatsHorses *Open FireNaturist/nudist recreationAnd...more
The sign says: These dunes are natural habitat and they protect the land against the sea. Trespassing causes damage!Further more it states the Criminal Law Act 461.This law counts for all of the dunes along the Dutch coast. So better be well aware not to venture outside paths when warnings like these are up. I must also add that I hardly ever, if...more
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: like i said
in summer: bathing suit, suntan oil
in winter: Raincoat and boots
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: all is available
Photo Equipment: bring all you can carry!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: the usual!
This beach pavilion opened first in 1889. It's next to the previously described Carmen Sylva (built by the same architect) on the Boulevard Van Schagen.It was designed by J.J. van Nieukerken and was built for only 33.000 guilders at the time!It is under restauration now, which is a pity. It currently looks to be a restaurant, so I hope to return...more
Queen Elisabeth of Romania used to stay in this villa during her stay in The Netherlands in 1889. After her departure, the German owner Carl Erbschloe changed the name of the villa from Villa Maria to Carmen Sylva (the singing wood). This was the pseudonym of the queen under which she wrote poetry and prose.Quite an interesting woman, this...more
The Domburg beach has designated sections for different kind of sports.
You can swim in the sea, play beach volleyball, go (kite) sirfing or cycle along the coast.