Middelburg Travel Guide

  • Middelburg
    by Twan
  • Market square
    Market square
    by Twan
  • Town Hall
    Town Hall
    by Twan

Middelburg Highlights

  • Pro
    eden_teuling profile photo

    eden_teuling says…

     INTERESTING, HISTORIC CITY, FINE BEACHES, FRIENDLY PEOPLE... 

  • Con
    eden_teuling profile photo

    eden_teuling says…

     NONE, EVEN ON AN "OCCASIONAL" RAINY DAY THERE IS ENOUGH TO ENJOY.... 

  • In a nutshell
    benazer profile photo

    benazer says…

     Want to go again and stay there a long time. 

Middelburg Things to Do

  • Abbey & church Lange Jan

    The Lange Jan is a churchtower open to the public. After climbing the 207 steps you have a magnificient view over the city at an altitude of about 90 meters. The tower is part of the Abdij complex. Opening times: 11AM-4PM Admittance fee: Euro 4.00 (to be payed at the top).

    more
  • Miniatuur Walcheren

    Miniatuur Walcheren has moved from its former site off Molenwater/Zuidsingel in Middelburg. All the miniatures have been removed and relocated to Pretpark 'Mini Mundi', at Podium, a children's entertainment park about 2 kilometres south of Middelburg Station. All that remains at the original site are concrete plinths where the miniature buildings...

    more
  • Town hall

    The Town Hall of Middelburg, a town hall in late Gothic style, situated at the Markt in Middelburg. Construction began in 1452 led by several generations of the family Keldermans Flemish architect and lasted until 1520. The town hall has a facade with Gothic windows, red and white shutters, turrets and twenty-five images of Zeeland counts and...

    more
  • Minatuur Walcheren at 'Mini Mundi'

    Miniatuur Walcheren has moved from its former site off Molenwater/Zuidsingel in Middelburg. All the miniatures have been removed and relocated to Pretpark 'Mini Mundi', at Podium, a children's entertainment park about 2 kilometres south of Middelburg Station.All that remains at the original site are concrete plinths where the miniature buildings...

    more
  • Kloveniersdoelen

    Kloveniersdoelen is a building on the Behind the Houttuinen opposite Langeviele in Middelburg in Zeeland. The building has a Flemish facade.The Kloveniersdoelen was built in 1607 in the Flemish Renaissance style. The goals was the rehearsal room (goals) of the Gorges Irish (gunner members who take the bus shots). In the time it was a French...

    more
  • Town Hall of Middelburg

    The Town Hall of Middelburg, a town hall in late Gothic style, situated at the Markt in Middelburg. Construction began in 1452 led by several generations of the family Keldermans Flemish architect and lasted until 1520. The town hall has a facade with Gothic windows, red and white shutters, turrets and twenty-five images of Zeeland counts and...

    more

Middelburg Hotels

Middelburg Restaurants

  • Tapas

    Deksels is the first Tapas restaurant in Middelburg.It's located in an old house next to the modern contrast of the Geere Passage shops.There's an outside terrace at both sides of the street and also on the first floor there are some tables.Business hours:Tu-Su: Noon-10PM I tried the daily menu: 3 courses of 5 different tapas combinations.

    more
  • Great sandwiches, nice food and good...

    I come here for years now always when I go to Middelburg, I go here. Great food, friendly personel and nice beers. The "Uitsmijter" ham, cheese and bacon on Belgium bread is great! But also try this "Vlaams brood rode biet gerookte forel sla en kerriemayo".

    more
  • Good pizzeria

    Nice little restaurant where we had our dinner outside on the terrace.Quick and friendly service.Big portions, I could hardly finish the mixed grill with fries I had ordered. Quality AND quantity!My girlfriend had a vegetarian pizza with mushrooms which was also very good.The soup came with free bread and butter.We spend about 20 euro per person,...

    more
  • Average

    We had dinner at this restaurant, outside on the terrace.I had the schnitzel "De Vliegenier", which was prepared below average. In contrast, the vegetarian wrap my girlfriend had was good.Personally, I would not come back here but my girlfriend would.

    more
  • Hotel du Commerce

    We had lunch on their lovely sunny terrace in front of the building. The lunch menu consisted of sandwiches, salads and other snacks. Ciabatta with homemade tuna salad.

    more
  • Brasserie De Huifkar

    On the market square with a fine view of the Town Hall, are many restaurants and heated terraces so that you can sit outside and enjoy a drink or a meal. Zeeuwse Vissoep (Zeeland Fish soup) with crusty bread € 4,50.Pistolet (French bread) with smoked salmon € 6,50.Zeeuwse Appelaere (applejuice made of Zeeland apples) is a lovely 100% organic...

    more

Middelburg Nightlife

  • BeaYong's Profile Photo

    by BeaYong Written Mar 7, 2005

    Jazz-Dining-cafe "Desafinado" opened its doors on March 26, 1994. This
    establishment is situated on a picturesque square at the foot of the
    "Lange Jan" and is housed in a late 17th century building.
    At Desafinado there regularly plays a jazz-band live music,
    every wednesday-evening in the months July and August, free entrance.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Middelburg Transportation

  • The Middelburg Bus station

    The Middelburg Bus station is next to the Train station (as in most Dutch cities).The following Connexxion buses are available:LOCAL:-59 't Zand-Klarenbeek-MCM Hospital-60 MCM Hospital-Klarenbeek-'t Zand-61 Betje Wolffplein-Westerzicht Sporthall-62 DauwendaeleINTERCITY:-46 Koudekerke, Krabbendijke-50 Terneuzen - Hulst-52 Domburg-53 Serooskerke-54...

    more
  • Easy and near by the centre!

    From Amsterdam there's every hour a direct connection with Vlissingen. (AmsterdamCS-Airport Schiphol-LeidenCS-The HagueHS-RotterdamCS-Dordrecht-Roosendaal-Bergen op Zoom-Kruiningen/Yrseke-Goes-MIddelburg-Vlissingen)If you take the international train from Amsterdam to Brussels (also every hour) you have to change train in Roosendaal.The train will...

    more
  • Canal boat tour

    Discover Middelburg from the water and take the canal boat tour. Passing the low bridges adds to the adventure of this trip.Duration 40 minutes.Fee: Euro 5.50Leaves from Achter de Houttuinen 39 (West side of the city).

    more

Middelburg Shopping

  • Drvkkerij

    Although this is mostly a bookshop, the concept of the Drvkkerij is much broader than this. Bookshop, stationary, art, cafe and public reading place...for this the shop was awarded best innovative shop in The Netherlands.See my Middelburg Deal for a free 2nd cup of coffee at this place. Books in The Netherlands have a VAT rate of 6%.

    more
  • It's hard to make choices......

    A nice little shop full of postcards where you even can drink a cup of coffee and taste a "Zeeuwse babbelaar".... The lady who owns the place is very friendly. Mostly postcards and a few little gifts... from less than 1 euro till.........?

    more
  • Art and gifts

    This is one of my favorites in Middelburg and every time when I'm in town I have to go inside this shop. Most of the time I only buy some postcards because they sell beautiful special ones but sometimes I buy a gift. postcards, toys, clothes and gifts whatever you want.......

    more

Middelburg Local Customs

  • DELTA CYCLE.....

    Here you can rent bikes........and start a lovely cyclingtour through town!It is great to cycle to the Kloveniersdoelen to board a boat for a trip, to cycle to Miniatuur Walcheren and to many other places worthy of a visit.Go DUTCH and USE A BIKE to explore.....you could even cycle to my house!!!!!Who would love having tea with me here: email or...

    more
  • TAKING THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS......

    This tip might come in handy!!!Take my advice and never take photos OF THESE SWEET LADIES in their traditional clothes.Best thing to do is: ask them if you may take their photo and whenever they say :NO (which is possible!) then don't do it.There will be lots of opportunities to take their pictures!Zeeland is just a handful of small islands that...

    more
  • Hendrik de Keyser Foundation

    I saw various houses with this little blue sign. It means the owners got money from this trust fund to restore their houses.Hendrik de Keyser was an important Dutch architect.

    more

Middelburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Coins for the parking meter

    If you come to Middelburg by car, be sure to bring coins for the parking meters. I didn't have coins, and went to different shops to ask if they could change my 10 euro banknote. Nobody wanted to! So in the end I just bought something I didn't need.I'm sure there are lots of shops in Middelburg where they are willing to help you out, but it's...

    more
  • Finding the tourist office

    First thing you do when visiting somewhere is often to find the tourist office. So we followed the green signs (see previous tip photo) but they proved not to be adequate and so we didn't find the tourist office after much searching.Tip: go to the market square. if you stand on it, facing the Town Hall opposite you, then turn left. It is right...

    more
  • warning of drug controls

    It is sad but true that German police on the train often happen to suspect travelers andtourists to just visit the Netherlands forreasons of drug consumption (which isillegal in Germany). I almost was strip-searched on the train because apparentlyI appeared suspicious to the police onthe train. I found it shameful and ridiculous.If you want to...

    more

Middelburg Off The Beaten Path

  • A Dutch Sea-goddess?

    Yep! Holland did have a Goddess of its own. Nehalennieae is a Goddess, a female deity, contrasts with male deities, known as "Gods". Stone altars were shown when spring tide blew away the dune sand. Research and studies dated the altars, special dedicated to Nehalennieae, as early as 3 centuries BC.Most pieces show a young female figure, sitting on...

    more
  • Koepoort

    The Koepoort (cowgate) is an old citygate. It was designed by Jan de Munck in 1735.The gate was not only a citygate but also the house to two families.

    more
  • Walk along the old city strongholds

    There is not much to see of the old city strongholds, only the contours and the moat surrounding the city are giving an idea of what it must have been like in the old days.But it is a nice walk along the water with lots of green. You also see two windmills, and even a part of the old northgate.The distance is not long and you can easily walk it in...

    more

Middelburg Sports & Outdoors

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    MIDDELBURG ZEELAND

    by ATLC Written Mar 23, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A folkloristic sport is "ringsteken". One sits on a horse, holds a lance, gallops up to a ring and has to stick the lance through the ring.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Middelburg Favorites

  • A Jump For Joy

    We had a small exhibition in Zeeland and, I read about the remarkable Zeeland-goddess. Regarded as a Roman Goddess and "The Seafarer". Known through carved Roman stones which were washed up. Shown with the famous Cornucopia, baskets of fruit and dog or on a ship.In Zeeland there was an exhibition special dedicated to this Zeeland-goddess. That was...

    more
  • Enjoy the sea traffic

    While you are sunbathing and relaxing on the beach you can enjoy the traffic at the sea. As you can see on this picture it looks like this big boat is very near by the coastline.....

    more
  • USEFUL LINKS

    City of MiddelburgMultiple Middelburg LinksLocal Tourist InfoMiddelburg map

    more

Instant Answers: Middelburg

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

114 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Middelburg
Stadhuis (City Hall)
Things to Do
De Lange Jan
Things to Do
Zeeuws Museum
Things to Do
Drink, eat and read in 'de Drvkkery'
Things to Do
Climbing the Lange Jan
Things to Do
Very friendly and Ideal for lunch
Restaurants
Stay at the castle!
Things to Do
Nieuwe Kerk - New Church
Things to Do
Stadhuis
Things to Do
Kloveniersdoelen – Musketeer’s Guild
Things to Do
Londensekaai - London Quay
Things to Do
Indonesian Restaurant
Restaurants
Miniatuur Walcheren
Things to Do
Cafe Bommel
Restaurants
ZEEUWS MUSEUM
Things to Do
View from seen from De Abdijtoren "De Lange Jan".
Things to Do
Oostkerk
Things to Do
The most impressive building
Things to Do
Let the sun shine......
Restaurants
For drinks, food and music!!
Restaurants
Abdij (Abby)
Things to Do
Damplein
Things to Do
St. Joris Doelen
Things to Do
Oostkerk
Things to Do
Spijkerbrug
Things to Do
The Local Tourist Info
Favorites
The Middelburg Train station
Transportation
Boat trip to the Veerse Meer
Transportation
Just order a cafee and sit all day
Restaurants
Get some postcards
Favorites
The famous steps
Things to Do
Street signs
Things to Do
Kloveniersdoelen
Things to Do
Windmill De Hoop
Things to Do
Cityhall
Things to Do
Middelburg, some facts
Favorites
Middelburg history
Favorites
Oostkerk (eastchurch)
Things to Do
Lange Jan (Tall John)
Things to Do
Things to buy
Shopping
Map of Middelburg

View all Middelburg hotels