Oostkapelle Travel Guide

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    by Twan Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Terra Maris is a museum for nature and landscape of Zeeland, located in Oostkapelle in the former orangery of the castle Westhove. The museum is located on the Manteling of Walcheren, only 750 meters from the beach. The museum is the successor of the Zeeland Biological Museum, established in 2004 by the Zeeland landscape was taken. In the museum includes a landscaped garden of 2.5 hectares, in which different types of landscape are presented. There is a museum café and a museum shop.

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    The castle was in a charter of 1277 by Count Floris V listed as being owned by the abbey of Middelburg, but it is not clear how old the castle was then. On 14 April 1401, the well dedicated to William of Bavaria, Count of Oostervant, after which he returned as a full mortal erfleen received. Whenever a new abbot came, the ascription adjusted. The abbot was a powerful man in New Zealand, he was also chairman of the basin states of Walcheren, and the States gathered in the abbey. In 1413 was 25 years for Westhove leased to Philips Borssele, lord of Cortgene.

    Many important people were Westhove received.

    Count Floris V and Wolf Nature of Borssele, lord of Veere locks as the "Treatise of Westhove 'on October 30, 1290
    Earl and Countess of Charlois in 1460
    Charles the Bold
    Philip of Austria and his wife in 1500
    Their son, the future Charles V, in 1505 and in 1540
    Mary of Hungary, sister of Charles V, in 1547
    Prince William V on July 1, 1786
    Widow Queen Regent Emma and the 13-year-old Queen Wilhelmina on August 22, 1894

    In 1599 Middlesbrough was a bishop city and then the bishop Westhove disposal. In 1572 followed the siege of Middelburg. Westhove was occupied by soldiers, that finally to Bart Holt Entens of Mentheda vomit. This Groningen nobleman was captain of the buccaneers who had conquered Dordrecht, after which they went to Zeeland. He also stuck on 27 August 1572 the castle on fire. Walcheren came under the administration of William of Orange. The church property were then sold, the new owner of Westhove was Heijnrik Colonel Balfour, who died two years later. His widow Christina Lace sold it to Pierre de Loiseleur called de Villiers, counsel for Prince William I. He died in 1590 and was buried in St Peter's Church in Middelburg.

    Jacob Boreel (grandfather of Jacob Boreel) was the next owner, and then his son William Boreel (1591-1668), Ambassador to France. Then came Westhove owned by Johan van Reigersberg, his widow and then their son Jacob. From this period dates the weather vane with a heron. Jacob Westhove bequeathed to his cousin Jacoba van den Burned. She was married to Mr. Johan Adriaan van de Perre but died childless. They left the orangery building, which today houses the museum Terra Maris is located.

    On 10 March 1799 inherited Jacoba Wilhelmina's cousin Carolina van den Brande the courtyard. She married Cornelis Adriaan Kaspar Slicher. They left the large pond on the north side of the house construction. Their son Mr. Johan Jacob Slicher inherited Westhove. As a member of the House of Representatives, he came little in Zeeland and sold Westhove.

    The next owner was Mr. Jacques jhr Phoenix Boddaert (1811-1885), judge in Middelburg. He has a lot of maintenance to the castle committed. In 1880 Judge Boddaert sold the estate to his sister PPC De Bruyn-Boddaert (1814-1905). She gave a new destination and in 1899 was Westhove a convalescent. Her daughter Wilhelmina Johanna de Bruyn (1842-1926) married WA Count of Lynden (1836-1913), mayor of Koudekerke that many restored. When Countess of Lynden died, the castle was converted into 'Foundation Convalescent Westhove'. In 1936 M.A.J. Baroness Till, sister of Cornelis Eliza Anne Till, director of the foundation.

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  • Oostkapelle Hotels

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Oostkapelle Hotels

  • Villa Magnolia

    Oude Domburgseweg 20, Oostkapelle, 4356 CC, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Bos En Duin

    Duinweg 82, Oostkapelle, 4356 GD, nl

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Randduin

    Duinbeekseweg 24, Oostkapelle, 4356 CE, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Irene

    Oude Domburgseweg 26, Oostkapelle, 4356cc, nl

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Restaurant Zeelandia

    Dorpsstraat 39-41, , Oostkapelle, Zeeland 4356 AH

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel de Moerbei

    Dorpsstraat 52, Oostkapelle, 4356 AK, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Green White Hotel Restaurant

    Noordweg 43, Oostkapelle, 4356 EB, nl

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Ons Buiten Camping Park

    Aagtekerkseweg 2 a, Oostkapelle, 4356 RJ, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Stayokay Domburg

    Duinvlietweg 8, Oostkapelle, 4356 ND, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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