Best Things to See and Do in Zeeland, Netherlands

When in Zeeland, take a picture of a Dutch windmill

What are the best things to see and do in Zeeland, Netherlands? Here are some of my recommendations for a first time visit to Zeeland in the Netherlands. The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to Deltapark Neeltje Jans and Middelburg.

When I crave Zeeland cuisine, I turn to Braai Tapperij de Mug in Middelburg.

To escape work I go to  the beach in Zeeland. Visitors to the beaches of Zeeland will be surprised how close the beaches are; most only 15 minutes away. Here you may paddleboard, windsurf or enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at nature reserve Oranjezon in Vrouwenpolder.

If you come to Zeeland, get your picture taken at Deltapark Neeltje Jans; get a picture from the Stormvloedkering.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at Brouwersdam in Zeil, get the fish soup.

Zeeland is my one stop shop for the Hema.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to Restaurant Binnen en Buiten in Goes.

For a huge splurge, I go to de Kromme Watergang in Hoofdplaat.

Zeeland Dutch Tulips, Holland
When in Zeeland, Holland, take a picture of the Dutch tulips

Photo ops in Middelburg include Abbeyplace – Abdijplein. Nothing says Holland like tulips in the spring.

The most random thing about Zeeland is the Zeeland Nazomer Festival at the end of August.

In Zeeland an active day outdoors involves walking, sailing, body sliding and windsurfing.

My favorite walking route is the shopping route.

Zeeland’s best museum is Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg.

A restaurant on the Boulevard in Vlissingen is the spot for late night dining.

To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read PZC, the Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant.

In the spring you should visit the dikes with trees and blossoms at Zuid-Beveland in Zeeland.

Yerseke Oyster Fisherman
Oyster Fisherman from Yerseke, Zeeland in the Netherlands

In the summer you should go to the beach.

In the fall you should visit the woods near Oostkapelle called Park Westhove.

In the winter you should go to the woods of Westenschouwen, Schouwen Duiveland.

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Just outside of Zeeland you can have lunch at the Domburg and at Apparthotel Bommelje.

The best way to see Zeeland is to walk or bike.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss: Mini Mundi in Middelburg.

So Many Wonderful Things to See and Do in Zeeland

I had no idea there were so many wonderful places to visit in Zeeland. I particularly enjoyed my visit to Zierikzee.

What are your favorite things to see and do in Zeeland?

Zierikzee Boat Museum, Zeeland, Netherlands, Nancy D. Brown
Visit the Zierikzee Boat Museum, Zeeland, Netherlands

Thanks to Sonja van der Voet and Visit  Zeeland Delta for assistance with this post.

Article, photos and YouTube video  by Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.

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