Hulst Travel Guide

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Hulst Things to Do

  • Beautiful Flemish architecture

    Have a look at the houses around the Grote Markt. They are very lovely. Many have a Flemish style, probably because Hulst is so close to the Flemish (Belgium) border.

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  • Willibrordus Basilica

    This basilica with its peculiar tower can be seen from far away. The tower has been rebuilt several times. It was destroyed by fire in 1663, got rebuilt but was struck again by lightening in 1876 and burnt down. After that the next tower was shot by the Allies in 1944. The current tower was built in the late 1950's.

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  • Reynaert the Fox

    When walking around in Hulst, you will notice sculptures, names of pubs, restaurants, streets, signs ... referring to Reynaert the Fox.Reynaert the Fox (Van de Vos Reinaerde) was a medieval animal story written at the end of the twelfth century. It is one of the main highlights of Dutch literature. The story is about a sly fox by the name of...

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  • Town walls

    The town walls go around the city for some 3,5 km and are surrounded by a canal. It's nice to walk on top of the walls where you can enjoy a great view over the historic inner town and the green surroundings.On your walk on the walls you will come across the town mill, a typical Dutch mill. On Sunday afternoon, you can have a look inside.

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  • Gate of Ghent

    Hulst is one of the best kept fortified towns in the Netherlands. To enter the inner city, you have to pass one of the four gates. The one in the south, "Gentse Poort" (gate of Ghent), is the most beautiful one.Next to the gate you will find some work of art of a story "Reynaert the Fox". More about it in another tip.On the left side from the gate...

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  • Bagijnepoort

    This is the oldest gate, built in 1704. In the nineteensixties the pedestrian gate, the left gate on the picture, was built next to it. The gate also has a second name, Graauwsepoort, because the road leads to the nearby village of Graauw.

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  • Double Gate

    The term double gate isn't really correct, because it used to be one gate, the right part on the picture, built in 1771. The second half was built in 1932, which made it a double gate.

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  • The Ghent Gate

    The youngest of the three gates, built in 1780.But it's also the most beautiful gate and it bares the emblem of the "Generaliteit", flanked by two lions.

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  • City Hall

    The City Hall was built between 1528 and 1547. It was rebuilt in 1844 and restaured in 1951. Behind the old City Hall lies the new City Hall, built around 1996.

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Hulst Hotels

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  • Hotel Hulst

    It's a modest three star hotel with shower, toilet and television. Breakfast is included in the...

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  • Hotel L' Aubergerie

    Van der Maelstedeweg 4a - 6, , Hulst, Zeeland 4561

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Hulst Restaurants

  • Decent home-style cooking

    Located in a centuries old house this place offers a great choice of favourite dishes, from fish and clams to steak and pork, and pancakes for the young. No frills, just typically Dutch. Paling in 't groen (eel) - a Flemish specialty. Mosselen (mussels) in season - a typical treat in this province of Zeeland. Steak au poivre. Great fries à volonté...

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  • Grilled meat and ouzo

    This restaurant offers real Greek meals, with real Greek cheese "Feta", the owner is a Greek immigrant, he speaks Dutch and Greek. Greek music is always being played on the background and every once in a while they organize a real Greek evening, with bands playing live. The events often make you forget that you're in the Netherlands.

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  • If you like Chinese or Indian food

    This restaurant has a wide variety of choices of meals. There's always Chinese music playing in the background, which makes you feel like being in an oriental country.It's located near the Double Gate and the Mill.

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Hulst Local Customs

  • Dweildag

    This event takes place on Sunday somewhere at the beginning of June . Several Dutch and Belgian kind of dixie bands are gathered together at noon in the centre of Hulst. The local pubs are all open and serve drinks on the street. The dixie bands go around town ("dweilen" in Dutch) and play outside on the street in front of the many pubs. It's fun...

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  • Halve Maan

    Hulst has its own brewery. The different beers are sold in every pub in town or during the weekends you can try the beers in the brewery's own bar "De Brasserie", a beautiful restored old station building.

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  • Hulst Hotels

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