Zeeland has the most sunshine hours! Where you encounter pile clouds above land, you rarely see these clouds above the North Sea, Eastern and Western Schelde. Because of this the sun is not hindered by clouds. That is the reason that there are far more hours of sunshine in Zeeland on the coast than in the rest of the Netherlands. Zeeland has 490 kilometers of coast, consisting of dikes, dunes, dams and harbors. With a total of 60 km of dunes, there is always a beach nearby in Zeeland. Zeeland has 29 blue flags which stands for clean and safe beaches and marinas. Some beaches are wide and uninterrupted, others have characteristic pole heads. And in some places you can drive straight over a dam or dike with your van full of surf gear to the waterfront. Want some sun? Come to Zeeland!
In addition to the sun, the beach and the sea, the Oosterschelde, Westerschelde and Veerse Meer national park are special places to experience the water, boats and harbors. There is attention for nature education and nature experience; the cultural-historical heritage with beautiful cities and monumental buildings; the history of shipping and fishing; the struggle with and around the water and its traces in the cultural landscape. The markets, the ring stitches in the villages, the many special events and festivals. Are you also looking forward to be in Zeeland?
Many beaches are guarded, but consider the following: With children: pay attention to the orientation posts and give them bracelets with name and telephone number; flags indicate whether it is safe to swim; always follow the instructions of the lifeguards.
There is plenty of room to indulge: play with the children in the sand, look for shells or shark teeth, enjoy water sports, lounging and enjoy the sun, endless fresh air with your head in the wind, swim in the sea or even visit a music festival ... You can also explore the Zeeland coast by kayak or further on the water with a motor or sailing boat. Or how about a boat trip with a skipper where you go fishing? The Oosterschelde National Park is a world famous diving area full of varied animal and plant life and the Grevelingen is therefore just as popular. And how about spotting little dolphins and seals? It's all possible in Zeeland!
Zeeland offers a variety of nice shopping towns where monumental buildings determine the street scene. In addition to shopping, it is wonderful to sit on a terrace with a snack and drink. Middelburg, Vlissingen, Zierikzee, Domburg, Veere and Goes are worth seeing.