Vlissingen Travel Guide

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Vlissingen Things to Do

  • Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk

    The Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (big or St. Jacob church) is the oldest and main church of Vlissingen. located at the old market square.The building was constructed between 1308 and 1328 as a Catholic church. In 1572 it became a Reformed church. In 1911 a fire destroyed a big part of the church. Also in WWII the church was damaged. Dutch admiral...

  • Midtown square

    The Bellamypark is the name of the square in midtown Vlissingen.It's the location for outdoor events, festival, the fair and the circus.Around the park are many bars.

  • The Water Tower

    The Water tower at the badhuisstraat was constructed in 1894. Its height is 35 meters and the reservoir is 300 m³. The building is a National monument.The present tower is for hire for a weekend or week long stay. There are 3 bedrooms for 6 to 10 persons.

  • Listen to the Wind Organ

    At the Nollestrand beach you can listen to the Wind Organ. The present one is the third organ.In August 1975 the first wing organ was made by the Belgian artist Raphaël Augusts Opstaele from 50 Bamboe sticks from Cameroon. This first organ was swept away by a storm in January 1976. In October of the same year the wind organ was rebuild on a former...

  • Walking the Boulevard

    Strolling at the Westerschelde border is the number one attraction of Vlissingen. It's free and the nearby ship lanes offer a never boring view. The Boulevard is the place for many events through the year.

  • Fountain of Betje Wolff en Aagje Deken

    After Michiel de Ruyter, the next famous child of the city is Betje Wolff who - together with her freind Aagje Deken - wrote what is considered to be the first Dutch language novel in 1782. The Story of Sara Burgerhart is marked by the ideals of the illustration in the late 18th century and is considered one of the most important works in Dutch...


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Vlissingen Restaurants

  • Great Chinese restaurant & Take away

    De Lange Muur (Great Wall) is a small Chinese restaurant in the Vlissingen Pauwenburg suburb.It's not a place you walk to from the center, but when you have your own transportation and stay in the neighbourhood is a good option to get a Chinese meal with a high return on invest. This part of town is not the best, but I never had any trouble...

  • Fast lunches and more

    Subway is known for the "subs", salads and other fast food.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Fr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 5PMSu: Closed

  • CLOSED: Terrace or brown interior

    Grand Cafe Raymondo is part of a number of buildings managed by the Amadore Group.The High Grand Hotel Arion Tower is the most eye catching at the Vlissingen skyline and is one of the buildings. The others can be found in the same area at the Vlissingen Boulevard. Opposite Raymondo is the Grand Cafe Stefano's, followed by jerry's Smulroom.Raymondo...

  • CLOSED: Everything from South America

    Rio Grande is a bit of everything. The decorations at the walls originate from many Middle- and South-American countries.The dishes on the menu's are coming from many countries too and so, there's always something you will like.2013 Update: The restaurant closed Just had grilled chicken with a jacket-potataoe; very tasteful.BTW The Spare Ribs are...

  • Fresh fast seafood

    Visamy has great fresh fast seafood.Also catering and party service.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Fr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 5PMSu: Closed

  • Great Seafood

    Vis à Vis is a modern fish restaurant with dishes for reasonable prices.Business hours:Mo-Th: 10AM - MidnightFr-Sa: 10AM - 1AMSu: 10AM - Midnight


Vlissingen Nightlife

  • The Movies

    Cine City is a new modern movie theater with CineCafe.It's located directly behind the waterfront next to a parking area.

  • Cosy place to watch the Footbal

    Bar "2x Bellen" is a nice small bar where everybody knowd each other and just wants to have a good time. It's ideal to watch a sport game on the wide screen. Don't be surprised to be drawn into some local activity. Just as you are.

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Vlissingen Transportation

  • Train (NS)

    Vlissingen is the end station on the line from Roosendaal.The station is located next to the passenger/bicycle ferry to Breskens.The bus station is in front.Walking to the city is possible, but you have to cross the locks of the Canal.Real time Public Transportation info on the Vlissingen map.

  • Ferry to Breskens

    To get to Breskens at the other side of the Schelde river you can take the BBA Zeeland Fast passengers/bicycle ferry.This used to be a car ferry but since the opening of the Westerschelde tunnel in March 16, 2003 this service stopped.The ferrystop is next to the Vlissingen train station.

  • Public Bus transportation

    The following Connexxion Bus Company buses service Vlissingen:-61-Local Vlissingen bus-55-To/from Middelburg-56-To/from Middelburg-57-To/from Middelburg-58-To/from Middelburg-60-To/from Terneuzen-133-To/from Rotterdam


Vlissingen Shopping

  • Books and magazines

    Primera is a bookshop of the chain of the same name.They also offer postal service and more.Business hours:Mo-Th: 9AM - 6PMFr: 9AM - 9PMSa: 9AM - 5PMSu: Noon - 5PM

  • Like a dollar store

    The ACTION is a shop that can be seen as a kind of dollar store.They carry a wide range of household merchandise at low prices.The shop is located in the underground parking.Business hours:Mo-Th: 9AM - 6PMFr: 9AM - 9PMSa: 9AM - 6PMSu: Closed (last Su of the month 1PM - 5PM)

  • Gifts from all over the globe

    At De Wereldwinkel gifts and art from all over the world are on sale.Most of the merchandise is made in sponsored local projects and eco-friendly,


Vlissingen Warnings and Dangers

  • Draw Bridges

    Before entering Vlissingen you have to cross the Kanaal door Walcheren (the canal to Middelburg) via draw bridges. At times these are opened to allow the passage of ships.

  • lack of daylight

    Be warned if you go to Vlissingen in winter as you will find that there's hardly enough daylight to keep you awake! I went in November and as someone who can suffer from S.A.D syndrome - i.e. u get crabby and lethargic if you don't get enough sunlight, it can be a hard place to be at that time of year! Seriously, I woke up and it was dark and it...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Vlissingen What to Pack

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    Comfy and light travel

    by bisous333 Written Jan 25, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes, there are a lot of cobbled stones, so best fior ladies to maintain a flat heel or one that is more stable. In summer sandals/ trainers would be appropriate for the walks along the beach front and in town.

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Vlissingen Off The Beaten Path

  • Windpark Vlissingen

    Within view of the windmill at the south end of Vlissingen, seven 250 kW wind turbines were built in 1990. Generating enough energy to satisfy 1000 households, it’s clear The Netherlands past and future is linked with wind power.

  • Oranjemolen – Orange Mill

    Dating back to 1699, this round stone windmill sits on the Westerschelde dike is a landmark that has been repeatedly restored over the years.

  • Sluis – Locks

    The patrol craft Wytvliet waits in the Vlissingen locks to enter the Schelde-Rijn-Kanaal (canal). Just opposite the train station, the locks allow boats to traverse the entire peninsula. In particular, Middelburg is only five miles away, although waiting for the intervening bridges to be raised can cause the trip to take hours.


Vlissingen Sports & Outdoors

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    Fishing at the Boulevard

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 7, 2014

    The Boulevard is great for fishing at sea fish. You are allowed to fish with two fishing-rods maximum without a permission.

    Equipment: Fishing-rod and bait.

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Vlissingen General

  • Gable stones at Vlissingen

    As in many older Dutch cities, gable stones tell a part of the town's history.At my next visit I will be on the lookout for more.

  • Maaijken Jans Evertsen statue

    The Maaijken Jans Evertsen statue is made by sculptor an Haas in 2013 and placed at Boulevard Evertsen. Maaijken was mother, husband and grandmother of several Dutch Naval Admirals.

  • Man met sigaret - Statue

    The Man met sigaret statue is made by sculptor Herman Bisschop in 1985. It's located at the Boulevard Evertsen at the waterfront.


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