Experience West Zeeland Flanders
West Zeeland Flanders
Does the West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen region not (yet) sound familiar to you? Then think of Cadzand, Sluis and Breskens. Perhaps now a bell will ring. This region is deservedly popular for its beautiful coastline, delicious Zeeland cuisine and of course its beloved cities. They come far beyond the Netherlands to what is perhaps the most beautiful place in the Netherlands. But there’s more.
Oasis of peace
In West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen you will find yourself in an oasis of peace. The creeks, dunes and rivers are a breathtaking discovery for nature lovers and active travelers. These places are best discovered by bike or on foot. The extensive cycling route network will take you past all this beauty and along the way you will come across special places to dine.
Recommendations to enjoy delicious meals are ‘s Lands Welvaren for every connoisseur, De Schaapskooi if it can be a bit more exclusive and Strand RUIG for dinner on the beach, and ‘s Lands Welvaren was our absolute favorite. Not only is the food delicious and sophisticated, but the service is cordial. But really, we had excellent food at each place and enjoyed the delicacy of the season: asparagus!
For wine lovers we can strongly recommend a visit to Wijngaard ‘t Biezenhof . Owner Ronald is happy to show you around his vineyard and let you taste real craftsmanship on the sun-drenched terrace with a view of the relaxing garden. Ronald runs his vineyard and associated tasting room with shop alone, so book your visit in advance by email or phone.
Looking for adventure?
Could it be more adventurous? Then there is much to discover in this area. Mountain biking, canoeing or surfing. Everything is possible. Afterwards you can rest on the beach, visit the shopping streets or visit one of the museums. It is also a great area for camping. For example, we slept in a retro Volkswagen van from Hippiebus.be . These are in different places and you can’t drive with them, but you can spend the night in them. This is always a special location surrounded by natural beauty. A unique experience!
Recommendations to do
Furthermore, this is a recommended region for the very young to slightly older travelers. Visit the ostrich farm Monnikenwerve, book a tour of the asparagus farm Spitsbroek , where you can also spend the night in a holiday home or at the campsite, or take a walk through the oldest city in Zeeland, Aardenburg. Soon the Kunstenfestival will take place there, which is one of the most important parties in the city. And you’ll find a brand new, interactive museum about the history of the city and the influence of the Romans (estimated to open in September 2022). You can also take a fascinating guided tour of the city to delve even deeper into its history.
On the border with Belgium
The fact that this surprising region in the Netherlands is on the border with Belgium is only an advantage. The area is easily accessible and you will stay close to Bruges and Knokke-Heist. A great destination for a weekend away, but there is also plenty to do during a good holiday.
Do you also want to discover this destination? Be sure to consult the website of West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen for inspiration and be sure to book your trips in advance during the high season and holiday periods.