Sluis Travel Guide

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    Wind Mill "De Brak Sluis"
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Sluis Things to Do

  • Pedalo

    Summer months is ideal to visit Sluis even is very crowded the place is a live. People coming with bike,/motorcycle. July- August is a school holiday many parents coming with children to walk around. There is a walking path along the canal, you can bike around also During summer you can rent a pedalo, is a nice thing to do explore the area from the...

  • Wandering around the shopping street

    Sluis is famous to their shops and restaurants, that is why is a favorite place to many people. The town is pretty small but plenty of store around from exclusive boutique to ordinary shop, there is always a choice to everyone's tasteAlso one thing why Sluis are famous too? is their erotic shops, sounds weird maybe! nothing to be ashamed though, I...

  • The Belfort

    It is built on the model of other belfries in Flanders as Ghent and Bruges. It has a built in Gothic style, rectangular building, with a hefty built towerWith its four corner towers this Belfort manages the silhouette of the city. These towers were used in times of danger as lookout and guard towers The tower is 32 meters high and can be climbed...

  • Molen 'de Brak' Sluis

    The mill was built in 1739 and was the first stone mill in the region. The mill is called a "smock with shelf". The flour mill ground is used to a brasserie in a restaurant Lindenhoeve to prepare their artisan miller pancakes. You can also buy their flour in the mill inside to make a pancake Below down the Mill is the Brasserie en tea-room "Molen...

  • Windmill “De Brak”

    Originally built in 1739 as a fortress mill this old Dutch flourmill was the first in the area to be made of stone. The windmill was restored after being severely damaged in World War II. The windmill was named after a French Hound race (Braque).Adults: 2.00 EURChildren (Ages 4-15): 1.50 EURemail June 2010

  • the windmill in Sluis

    Windmill “de Brak” (1739)This old Dutch flourmill, built as a fortress mill, was the first in the area to be made of stone.

  • the Belfry

    The only belfry in Holland (1375). Heavily damaged during Worl War II, afterwards restored in its old splendour. In the tower of the belfry stands the wooden statue of Jantje van Sluis, Flanders oldest carillon player. From the tower you have a mangificent view of the beautiful Zealand Flanders scenery.

  • Small and warm town

    It is really nice to go around the town, because it is small and nice. You don´t feel that speed and hurry here like you can in the big citys.. You can only sit back and relax....

  • Belfry - the only one in Netherlands!!!

    Was built on 1375, heavily damaged on a WW II, but restored as it was originally.In the tower of the belfry stands a wooden statue of Jantje van Sluis, Flanders oldest carillon player.

  • Lovely small buildings

    The best thing is that there is no modern skyline or huge trucks... The archidecture is very nice and beautiful and makes you enjoy the town very much.. If you planned to stay here for few hours, then now you don´t want to leave before the day is over..

  • Can´t do without the canal..

    Like windmills, so are the canals part of Netherlands.. You will know what I mean when visiting there.. :)Sluis is beside a canal and you can enjoy your box of cocolates while siting beside it and taking the time off..

  • Cocolates!!!!

    Can you say no?? Can you resist those chocolate delights?? You have probably not been in this shop!! Once you have seen what they offer.. you never want to leave without some sweets...I have to say it was my favorite place there :-D


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Sluis Restaurants

  • A good place to dine with different...

    There are so many restaurants in Sluis which sometimes hard to choose one. This restaurant is located across the windmill of Sluis. You have a good view the windmill while sitting inside. It was still early when we came, nobody inside. We're greeted by the owner itself, he is Italian but probably live too long in Holland. He speak good Netherlands,...

  • Good atmosphere......with many choices

    We have been here a few times, but each time we came is in the winter and we mostly sitting inside. We thought we gonna try again, while the weather is hot we can sit outside. But this place is always packed up during summerThis street is next to a water and lined up with restaurant. Balmoral is one of the best and one of the biggest restaurant in...

  • Local dessert

    Holland has delicious specialty, one of my favourite is their yummy apple dumpling. An apple with a drill core topped with flour sugar in cinnamon wrapped in puff pastry. A whole apple rolled in a dough and bake in ovenIt looks big, but inside is very airy, you can taste the apple melted inside the dough, the cinnamon taste gives an extra flavor....


Sluis Transportation

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    Hard to park your car

    by kristii Written Apr 11, 2003

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    Since the town is quite small, then you might have some problems when parking your car. You have to be sure if it is needful to pay for the parking or you managed to reach the pay free zone.. You can try to leave the car bit away from the center and have a walk.. this is especially recommended when weather is nice and sunny :)

    Square in the center, right beside the Town Hall

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Sluis Shopping

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    City of little shops

    by kristii Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    You have no idea how many shopping possibilitys are there!! The city is practicly made out of shops and you will have alot of fun trying to visit all of them!!
    Just don´t get lost ;-)

    Shop after shop, after shop..

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  • History of Sluis

    Sluis was previously known as Lamminsvliet and was not known by its current name until after 1324; by 1382 the town had been fortified with the castle being started in 1385. The town centre was encircled by walls with further strengthening taking place as late as 1702. The town was originally an important out-port of Bruges and it was said, “He who...

  • Free WiFi

    There are several locations with free WiFi; see map.

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