Veere Things to Do

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    Stroll through the Town

    by King_Golo Written Mar 28, 2013
    Central Veere

    Veere is only a small town (1590 inhabitants, according to Wikipedia), so it's best discovered by foot. Leave your car on one of the car parks and stroll through the town centre with its marvellous town hall from the late 15th century, its beautiful harbour with lots of yachts bobbing on the waves, its charming townhouses snuggling against each other in the narrow lanes and its picturesque windmill just outside the town. The town's wealth stems from its role in wool trade with Scotland, and when Wolfert VI van Borselen from Veere got married to Mary Stuart, a Scottish princess, the trade really got going. More and more Scots settled in Veere, and by 1600 a tenth of the population was Scottish. You can learn more about them in the Schotse Huizen, a museum on the quaiside of Veere.

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    The Great Church

    by Twan Written Mar 20, 2012
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    The Great Church originated in 1348, since 1811 the church was used by soldiers of Napoleon as a military hospital, the church has been a while beggars house and barracks. The building still bears clear traces of an eventful past.

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    City Hall of Veere

    by Twan Written Mar 20, 2012
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    The Hall of Veere from the fifteenth century with the beautiful façade, the tower with the bells dates from the late sixteenth century. The carillon has been voted one of the prettiest in the Netherlands. The council chamber is on the first floor. Here is the example pedigree of the House of Orange-Nassau, painted in 1936 by Esquire AW the Beer Poortugael.

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    Events 2008

    by ATLC Updated Apr 17, 2008

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    26 April:
    Open Day KNRM (10:00-16:00 hrs)
    The Royal Dutch Rescue Association has an open day, free entrance.
    http://www.veere-stad.nl/2008/04/05/open-dag-knrm-2008/
    Join a tour on a rescue boat, various demonstrations, rescue shop, rowing and activities for children.

    29 April:
    Queens Day 2008 (19:30)

    30 April:
    Queens Day 2008 (8:00)

    4 May:
    Commemoration WWII 2008 (19:00)

    5 May:
    Liberation Day 2008 (all day)

    16 May:
    Mirrors for the soul (all day)
    Exhibition in the Grote Kerk (big church), daily from 16 May-23 July. Entrance: € 5.

    31 May:
    Wagon riding contest on Markt (10:00)
    It's free. Have a look at:
    http://www.veere-stad.nl/2008/03/23/sjezenrijden-op-de-markt/

    Summer:
    Historical Market (10:00)
    1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July, 5, 12, 19 and 26 August, 2 September and 21 October

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    Town Hall 2

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Veere is a cosy historical village, built on the shore of the Western Scheldt
    Touristicaly popular in disproportion of it's size. But that is the charm of this romantic village
    The townhall itself, a highlight in the small city, located near the sea. I just couldn't get enough of it.
    In the near future i will visit an other cosy town : Middelburg, also located in Sealand.
    VT members told me that the marketplace and surroundings are as impressive as Veere.

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    The "big church"

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 15, 2008

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    Detail of the windows

    Yes indeed a big church for such a small village. Tall windows have been filled with bricks ' see the difference in the picture '
    Most probably it was caused by it's war history and the numberous incidents caused by the strong coastal winds.

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    De grote kerk

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 12, 2008

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    The great Church a big Gothic church with an unfinished tower in Veere dates from 1348. As from 1811 Napoleon Bonaparte, the french emperor even used the Church as a hospital for his soldiers. Later on it was a "house for beggars" Actualy it only can be visited in the peak seasons - a reason to get back, in general for the local musea and the alround romantic atmosphere.

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    Campveerse Toren

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    The Campveerse Toren, builded around 1500 as fortification of the harbour.
    A place with a romantic view on the river. The place were you can hire a tourist excursion on the lake, a place with a nice restaurant and hotel, only pricewise interesting if you can manage special rates during non touristic peaks. The view on the lake is impressive

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    The Scottish Museum

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    The Scottish trading house and actualy a museum. The scottish house and staple place for import of wool buided in the 17th century by rich traders. Veere was a perfect place trading goods between the former britisch imperium and the golden years of the Netherlands. The facade is unique and so different from the other landmarks in Veere

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    The town Hall

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    The town hall seen from the river
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    Different pictures, different photo shoot angels. But i think this monument in Veere is worth it to stroll around and take different pictures.
    The belfree tower is a landmark in Veere, seen from every corner and so special, the bells themselves are nominated as the best in the Netherlands

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    The mill of Veerle

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    The mill of Veerle

    The mill of Veerle, i think it is called "the cow- de koe" I just spotted this mill at the crossing bridge in the center of Veere, looking for a nice restaurant called "Ouwe Werf"
    BTW : the restaurant itself is offering a bike parking place in walking distance.

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    The central place

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    Playing children- a donation by the Rabo Bank
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    A remarkable statue on the central market place. "Playing children"
    A donation by the local "Rabo Bank" at their opening in Veere.
    A piece of art by Phosse van Daele
    Not only this piece of art, but also the town hall and many pubs and shops are making your day and reflecting a dutch atmosphere.

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    A stroll through the town

    by Museeuw Written May 9, 2007

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    This is an obvious tip of course, but it's something you definitely have to take a couple of hours time for. I doesn't take more time than that to see the whole town, but it's relaxing, interesting, romantic, ... . In short, one of the most perfect strolls you'll ever have in your life. :-)

    First we walked on both sides of the small harbour and then we went to the town, where we first had a coffee and then discovered the small streets.

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    Boat trip on the Veerse Meer

    by Museeuw Written May 9, 2007

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    De Campveerse Toren and the boat for a lake trip
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    When you are in Veere, a boat trip in the lake cannot be skipped. There are two routes (East and West). We only did the West route, but I think the East route is nicer. It passes by a big island and has more nature views, I think.

    The boat leaves every hour between 11am and 5pm, and takes the two routes alternately. Each route takes about 50 minutes, and of course you can take both routes, although I think that might be a bit too long to be nice. When we were there though the weather was bad, so maybe 2 hours on the boat when it's nice weather is not too long.

    Prices: 6,9 euro for 1 route, about 11 or 12 for 2 routes.

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    Museum De Schotse Huizen

    by myriam_c Written Sep 5, 2005

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    This museum has been established in 1950. It gives an impression of the life of the rich inhabitants of Veere in the past. Special exhibitions take place on regular basis.
    Besides the museum, the building itself is very interesting, a beautiful example of late gothic. 'The Scottish House' called "Het Lammeke" (The Lamb) got its characteristic façade in 1539 and owes its name to the wool trade.

    Opening hours: March 19 - October 30 - daily from 1 to 5 pm.

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