Veere Travel Guide

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Veere Highlights

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     A cosy romantic town in southern Netherland 

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  • In a nutshell
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     One of the oldest Zeeland towns 

Veere Things to Do

  • Stroll through the Town

    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...

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  • The Great Church

    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

    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...

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  • Events 2008

    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:...

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  • Town Hall 2

    Veere is a cosy historical village, built on the shore of the Western ScheldtTouristicaly popular in disproportion of it's size. But that is the charm of this romantic villageThe 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,...

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  • The "big church"

    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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Veere Restaurants

  • Bliek lunchroom

    This lunchroom/bakery has a heated terrace which wasn't a luxury on the first day of spring 2003. And again in spring 2006 and 2008. The interior has been modernised and outside there are appealing red blankets folded over the chairs for those that do want to sit outside. Coffee € 2,05Tea (small pot) € 2,95Freshly baked Brussels wafer (see next...

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  • Brussels wafer

    Freshly baked and warm with butter and icing sugar. Very light and airy and crisp. You can also get them with cream, icecream and or fruits and preserves.Opening hours (bakery and lunchroom):Mon-Fri 8.00 - 17.30 | Sat 8.00 - 17.00 | Sun 09.00- 17.00 € 3, 50 (2008)

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  • Nice pubs, shops and views

    The central place : This lunchroom/bakery has a heated terrace which was a luxury on the first day of spring 2008. But the central place has more to offer, like shops and a excellent view on the local highlights, like the town hall

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Veere Nightlife

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    Traders house in Veere

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Dec 30, 2002

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    In the summertime, Zeeland is booming with (especially German) tourists. Then all campings have special discotheques and dancing-halls for the many teenagers that have here the time of their life. In the larger towns (Vlissingen, Middelburg, Terneuzen, Zierikzee and Goes) through the year discotheques, cafés, bars and dancings are opened. Here too the top-season is summer. Zeeland is known to be the sunniest province of The Netherlands (sea-influence) and watersport is then - of course - most popular.

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Veere Transportation

  • Bus

    Veere has a strict parking policy. In the center are all paid parking or only for licensees. Just outside the city center are two large parking lots where parking is free all day.Using public transport can best be traveling by train to Middelburg where a bus Connexxion to Veere.

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  • Private horse taxi and sailing boats

    You have several ways to stroll in this romantic village. Traditionally your two feet, a bike, although i didn't see a "bike to hire" shop, so take your own bike. But i saw this horse taxi in the mainstreet. I think it was a private, and local transport.Second picture : sailing equipment, popular in Netherland, land of water and lakes

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  • Coming from Ghent to Veere

    The shortest way to Middelburg, Domburg and finally Veere in Sealand will take about 1hr.30minutes. But than you have to cross the Westernscheldetunnel, a tunnel to cross- 6.600 meters with your lights on - Tax 4.60 euro one way. But i is really the shortest way; If you take the way via Antwerp, it will cost you time and petrol

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Veere Shopping

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  • Visit the Sweet Shop

    Every visit to Veere is not complete without a small purchase at the Grandma's sweet shop where two lovely ladies in old-fashioned aprons help you choose some goodies from big glass pots. Liquorice, Zeeuwse babbelaars, honey sweets and loads of other sweets. Big choice! About 2 euro for 250 gr. of sweets.

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  • Several

    Wolfert and Mary cellar ! A souvenir shop. Watch out your steps, located at the main street of Veerle.In previous times it was a basement restaurant called 'In den Struyskelder" But times they are changing. I can imagine that the rent prices are one of the highest in the center of Veere

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  • Hats

    Veere is a nice place to buy some local and typical goods.Not only in the centre, but also at the "Ouwe Werf" location, sweatshirts, boat equipment and some old postcards and paintings Not cheap, but very exclusive, prices around 50 upto 100 euro

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Veere Local Customs

  • Local people and seabirds

    Veere was an important harbour at the 17th century. Within the fortified walls the city counted 750 houses, reduced today at the number of nearly 300.On jan 2007 the village counted about 1627 inhabitants. On my picture you will see a lot of birds, if you count them as usual inhabitants, make it the tripple account. LOL

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  • Symbols of a rich history

    Strolling around in this village is sometimes keeping your head up:Many buildings or monuments have an historical symbol- In the main street of Veere :- The coeren blom : dan die het coren doet wassen.....- Arbeidershuysken .... symbolising the harbour workers in the golden times

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  • Zee (Sea) and Land = watersports

    Zeeland, as already told, land of the sea. So make sure you visit the sea as here are endless sandy beaches that provide excellent sunbathing and swimming (besides all other forms of watersport). On several places the dunes form the natural protection against the water, but are also a delicate natural landscape for lovely strawls. My favorit beach...

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Veere Warnings and Dangers

  • Red diesel

    I don't know what red diesel is, but the Yachting club website says that this year the harbour inspection will be more alert on the use of red diesel. So I gather this is forbidden. Probably because of danger for nature.VT member truus_s writes me:Red diesel is used in agriculture for tractors and other machines. It is cheaper than normal diesel...

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  • Veere is a day trip

    Veere is a day trip if you come by car or boat. Of course two days or more is ok too, but basically you will have seen everything in a day or even less.But it is worthwhile to send postcards from Veere. The place is hugely picturesque.

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Veere What to Pack

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    VEERE HISTORY

    by ATLC Written Mar 22, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Get this brochure about the maritime past of Veere at the Tourist Office. It's € 1, 95 and contains a wealth of historical information.

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Veere Off The Beaten Path

  • Whale bone

    This is the lower jaw bone of a whale. In the 17th and 18th century the people of Zeeland hunted for the Greenland whale.You can find the bone along the harbour entrance.

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  • Criminal treatment

    Those medievals were all for the harsh treatment. You broke a rule? Chained to the town hall you would be, if caught.On the corner of the town hall you find this little place with even a step to stand on.I wish I could remember what our guide told us some two years ago what happened exactly !

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  • Tile

    We saw this tile in a green wooden garden door. Quite unusual. I had never seen this before. It shows a man on a horse with a lance.

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Veere Sports & Outdoors

  • Sailing/Boating/Biking/Strolling

    The "Veerse lake" a nice place to visit if you like sailing and boating.But never a place comparing to Bruinisse, Zierikzee where sailing is a real topic, a relaxing moment with business partners and friends.

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  • Sailing

    Veere gets most of its tourism from boating and sailing. It is located on the edge of the lake " Veerse meer" and from there you can sail all around and in the waters of the Province Zeeland. Passing boats pay in 2003:per night € 1,13 per metreor in a box per night € 1,36 per metre.

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  • Map and tourist office

    Note that the Tourist Office (no. 9) is behind the big church. You'll find a photo of it in this tip (2nd photo).Contact:Oudestraat 284351 AV Veerewww.veere-stad.nl

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  • Nice place in S.Netherlands

    A nice romantic location, not that far from Middelburg, a place in Sealand The environment, the coast, the many typical shops and monuments.Just strolling around on a lazy sunday afternoon, before the touristic peak season

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  • Bring some money

    In today's modern society you'd expect to be able to get money "from the wall" everywhere. So did I. But no matter how much I searched for a money dispenser (I forgot the English name for those), I couldn't find one. That left me with not enough money to visit the big church.

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