Provincie Zeeland Local Customs

  • Oosterschelde kering
    Oosterschelde kering
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  • Oosterschelde kering
    Oosterschelde kering
    by Twan
  • Oosterschelde kering
    Oosterschelde kering
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Provincie Zeeland Local Customs

  • Royal town

    Domburg has a rich history, quite interesting too. I visited this summer when I was staying elsewhere in Zeeland. Far too short a visit to really see how much has changed since I last visited some years ago.A hotel, a street, a statue and the dunes are named after Nehalennia, named after a local goddess from the Roman times. She .....Ah well, I'd...

  • Delta Works

    The Delta Works are a defense system in the Netherlands against flooding from the sea, in particular the provinces of Zeeland, southern South Holland and North-Brabant applies.On the Delta Works has decades built, and the project was fully explained by the completion of the Oosterschelde (1986), at the completion of the Maeslantkering (in 1997),...

  • Mussels

    Mussels, as well as oysters, are cultivated mainly in the province of Zeeland, in the southwest of Holland. They begin their life up north in the Wadden Sea. Dutch mussel farming has developed into an industry which now produces more than 100 million kilos of mussels every year. Most of these are exported to Belgium and France. The Dutch mussel...

  • Fruit growing

    Zuid Beveland (one of the regions of Zeeland) is famous for its fruit culture. Driving around you will notice many orchards with fruit trees surrounded by high trees (poplars). Apples, pears, but also blackcurrants are cultivated. It must be great to drive along the orchard during April - May when all the trees are blossoming.

  • Mussel and oyster culture

    Around 1876 the first entrepreneurs started to breed oysters in the Netherlands. The Eastern Scheldt was an excellent location, so oyster basins were built in the village of Yerseke in order to keep the oysters alive.In the 20th century, Yerseke also started with mussel breed and trade and are now one of the most important places for the sales of...


    This wonderful MILL, called DE HOOP (HOPE) WAS BUILT between 1736 - 1755 and is situated on THE BOLWERK, which is 3-5 minutes from my house, so I see it every day......This mill is a so-called ronde stelling molen AND WAS USED TO GRIND CORN.......(In my THE NETHERLANDS PAGE you can see that there are other kinds of mills, e.g. watermills!)It is...


    at the beginning of the end of this wonderful summer of 2003, you will see this sign: TE KOOP which means that you can buy whatever they offer.This summer was so extraordinarily wonderful that there is an abundance of "KALEBASSEN" ( PUMPKINS) and all of them, from huge and very huge to small and minute still wear the colour of sun and heat, light...


    This sweet, laughing girl, is selling ZEEUWSE ROOMBOTERBABBELAARS, special candy in tillte tins with of course nice pictures on them.Huge tins, large and even very tiny ones......EVERY PASSER-BY MAY TASTE ONE before buying some to take home to Germany, France, Belgium, the UK, JAPAN, the USA etc........The heatwave was still in full swing and I...

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