It is said that Hulst is the most Flemisch town of the Netherlands, and indeed, they are right. As it lies so close to Flanders (Belgium), you will find a lot of Flemish influences in the architecture and the life of this town.
It's a lovely little fortified town. A nice place to wander around, especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon (as all the shops are open), enjoy a local beer on one of the terraces around the market square and learn more about the story of Reynaert the Fox.
Goes, the town for shopping, lies in the center of Zeeland. In the old days, it was an important town and harbour.
The charming little harbour, the many historic buildings and monuments, and the ramparts around the center still bear witness to a glorious past.
Although there is not that much to see, Yerseke is a bustling little town with mostly people visiting the town for the many mussel restaurants.
In the center of town you will find a big church and next to the church you will find the tourist office (called V V V). It is located in the former town hall, a beautiful building dating from 1914. Yerseke also has a small shopping area with a variety of shops.
The village is situated within one of the oldest dikes and within the largest polder of the island of Tholen.
Poortvliet was an important village during the Middle Ages. The Gothic church was badly damaged by fire during the Eighty Years' War but was later rebuilt.
Did you know that the famous American presidential family, the Roosevelts, originated from Oud-Vossemeer? They emigrated at the beginning of the 17th century from Oud-Vossemeer to New Amsterdam (New York).
You can still see the Roosevelt coat-of-arms hanging in the house known as the Ambachtsherenhuis. And in front of the church is a monument citing the Four Freedoms from US President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous 1941 State of the Union message.
The town of Yerseke is well-known for the cultivation of mussels and oysters. Did you know that almost all mussels in Belgian restaurants come from Yerseke?
People that visit Yerseke, come for the many mussel restaurants. Where better to find the freshest mussels than here in this town.
Kapelle is the center of the fruit culture. Fruit farming is an important business in this part of Zeeland. You will find orchards full of fruit trees all around Kapelle.
The town has a nice center where you will find a church with an impressive tower. All around the church is a lovely small green area. Kapelle is the only place in Zeeland that has a fruit auction.
If you want to learn more about fruit growing, you should visit the fruit museum. There is also a shop selling local products and a terrace where you can taste some fresh appel juice.
The Oesterdam is the dike that connects Zuid-Beveland with the island of Tholen. The Kreekrak locks at the beginning of the Oesterdam are well worth a visit. Everyday, many river barges pass through these locks on their way to and from the harbour of Antwerp.
There is also a wind farm with 26 turbines running along the dam and a 12-km long road on top of the dam that will bring you to either Zuid Beveland or Tholen.
During sunny days you can sunbath and swim in the Eastern Scheldt along several places on the dam. Just look out for the cars parked next to the road.
Steeped in history, quaint little town the size of a village. Has a harbour and numerous old buildings and monuments. A strong link with Scotland. A real must see if you visit this province.
Have a look at my extensive Veere and you know what I mean!
Wemeldinge dates back to the 11th century AD and is therefore the oldest village of Zuid-Beveland. This small town is ideal for water sport fanatics (especially diving, angling and sailing) as it is situated on the Eastern Scheldt. It has a small yacht harbour with docking that gives direct access to the Eastern Scheldt.
This museum tells the history of the mussel and oyster industry from the beginning to now. By means of original tools, photos, instruments, and even models of ancient ships you can learn all about this peculiar industry. Also have a look at the huge painting on the wall. It gives a good impression of Yerseke around 1913.
The museum is located in two rooms on the ground floor of the former town hall (now the tourist office).
Open between 10-12h - 13-16h all days during half May to half September. Closed on Monday during Winter.
Closed on Sunday and holidays.
Tholen is not only the name of the island but also the name of the capital located in the southeast and my favourite town on the island.
It's the only town on the island that is surrounded by a city wall. It's nice to walk on this wall surrounded by water and a lot of trees. On your way you will pass a flourmill "De Hoop" and the small yacht harbour.
Don't forget to visit the town too. The historic town hall and the majestic 14th century Dutch Reformed church are certainly also worth to see.
The small town of Veere has a very interesting townhall. It is a late gotic style building probably designed by Evert Spoorwater. Building began in 1474. When it was finished a few years later the town was governed from here, it was also used to store important documents and as a courthouse.
In 1591 the tower was built by architect Adriaan de Muer from Brugge.
The sculptures in the gable are from left to right: Hendrik van Borsele, his wife Anna van Halewijn, their son Wolfert van Borsele, his second wife Charlotte de Bourbon, and their son in law Philips of Bourgondy, his wife Anna van Borsele and the son of Anna and Philips: Adolf of Bourgondy. The original sculptures were replaced by the presentones in 1931-1934 by O. W. Wenckebach. The old sculptures are on display in Het Lammetje, a museum of the Scottish Houses in Veere.
At 30 december 1996 the last meeting of the town council was held here. Today it can be used for marriages.
In the town hall there is a museum called De Vierschaar (the name of an old court of law). Very nice to visit !
The Grote kerk (large church) dominates the skyline of Veere. The building dates back to 152. In 1686 there was a big fire that burnt a large part of the church down. It was rebuilt. In the French times the church was used as militairy hospital. Some windows were shut by bricks and floors were layed. Later it was also used as a workplace for prisoners. In the beginning of the 19th century the church was no longer used for Mass because of a severe storm damage. Today the church is used by Stichting Nieuwe Muziek.
In 1597 the windvane of townhall was put in place. It was made by Hans Mulder, coppersmith from Middelburg. It is in the form of a ship, with four masts. The coat of arms of the family Van Borsele, the province Zeeland,and Prince Maurits of Orange, marquisof Veere, were used as flags. The ship measures 2 meter in length and 1,65 meter in height.
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