Zeeland is one of the
most popular holiday destinations in the Netherlands. Every year tens
of thousands of tourists from both the Netherlands and other countries
visit the coast of Zeeland. This website is meant for those who visit
this province for the first, second or third time. This website also
informs you on other sites in this province besides the coastal
region. This website offers a brief description of the most popular
cities in Zeeland and the nicest, most beautiful and most special
attractions in this province. We also provide a page with information
on the beaches of Zeeland. On this page you can find practical
information about beaches and their surroundings. On the page
‘Typically Zeeland’ you can find information about products and
customs this province is famous for.
This Zeeland website
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Holiday in Zeeland
The most popular
destinations in Zeeland can be found along the coast. Several holiday
parks, campsites and other types of accommodation to spend the night
can be found here. This is also why this is one of the most popular
destinations for the Dutch who wish to vacation in their own country.
During the summer the entire coastal region is all about tourism. The
Zealanders will do anything to make your stay one that you will not
Spending the night in Zeeland
offers a lot of possibilities for spending the night. Whether you want
to stay in a five star hotel or in a wooden beach hut, all this can be
realized. Along the coastal region as well as in the interior a lot of
campsites can be found. There are many differences in accommodation
and prices. However, a campsite for every budget can be found. Whether
it is ‘Glamping’ or staying on a grassland behind the shed of a local
farmer, all this belongs to the realm of possibilities. Several
bungalow parks can be found in Zeeland that offer a wide variety of
accommodations. A pool and a large playground can be found on most of
these bungalow parks. The most unique way to spend the night in
Zeeland is in a beach hut on Walcheren. Ending the day with a
beautiful sunset and a glass of local wine to start the next day again
with a beautiful sunrise after which you are the first to pick a good
spot on the beach.
Food and beverages
The people of Zeeland
have a reputation of being stingy. However, where food is concerned
this is not true. At this moment no less than 7 restaurants can be
found in the Zeeland province that have at least one Michelin star.
The most popular of these restaurants is Oud Sluis in Sluis which is
owned by Sergio Herman. This restaurant has been voted the best
restaurant in the Netherlands several times and is among the best
restaurants in the world.
You can also find many
cozy restaurants and grand cafes in Zeeland where you can enjoy your
lunch or dinner. Can you imagine something more relaxed than watching
the sun go down while you enjoy a lovely meal in one of the beach
pavilions? In terms of food there is nothing more typical of Zeeland
than eating mussels. The Zeeland town in Dutch Flanders is specialized
in cooking mussels. Because of the pleasantly mild climate 7 different
wines are made in Zeeland. This will typically be a white wine.
Shopping in Zeeland
Because there are no
real big cities in Zeeland there are also only few large shops.
However, everything you need during your stay is available. In most
cities and villages in Zeeland Sunday as a day of rest is strictly
adhered to and no shop will be opened. In most large cities in Zeeland
shops are open one Sunday per month. However, in Sluis and Hulst the
shops are open every Sunday. Traditionally many Belgians come shopping
here on Sundays. If you want to buy products which are typical of this
region you should visit one of the many markets or one of the farmer’s
shops at a local farmer. The best places to go shopping in Zeeland
are: Middelharnis, Goes, Sluis, Middelburg and Zierikzee.
In the coastal region
you can find many tourist shops where you can buy kites, fishing nets
and shells. A typical souvenir is ‘Het Zeeuwse Knopje’ which is a
piece of jewelry.
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A day at the beach
Zeeland is a popular holiday destination and a popular destination as
a daytrip. Every year tens of thousands of tourists come to spend a
day on one of the beaches of Zeeland or visit one of the many places
of interest. Early in the season when the first warm rays of the sun
appear thousands of people travel to Zeeland causing long traffic jams
on the roads toward the beaches. Because of this we advise you to
arrive early and leave late. After you have spent the day on the beach
you can enjoy your dinner in one of the many restaurants in Zeeland.
Have a nice cup of coffee afterwards and you can travel home without
any traffic jams. We advise you to prepare well before leaving for a
day on the beach. Bring sunscreen with a high enough protective factor
and take enough food and drink with you. On most beaches rental
companies can be found where you can rent a parasol, long chair or
windscreen. During some days these items may be no unnecessary luxury.
If there is no rental company on the beach of your choice we advise
you to at least bring a windscreen so you can be out of the wind and
in the shade when necessary.
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