7 unique places to stay in Zeeland
Steeped in history and with abundant nature, the Dutch province of Zeeland is truly extraordinary. It’s home to historic harbors and cities, engineering wonders, some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful beaches and is renowned for its exceptional fresh seafood (mussels, oysters and lobster are firm favourites). Whether you’re looking for a room right on the beach or nestled in the heart of a working farm, here are seven unique places to stay that are guaranteed to make your visit even more memorable.
- Enjoy a unique stay and discover the attractions in the beautiful province of Zeeland.
- Explore Dutch dunes and impressive nature in Zeeland and stay in a beachside pyramid, on a working farm and even a room right on the beach.
- Travel to some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful beaches or wander through forests and nature reserves.
Duinhotel Tien Torens
Bed down in a remarkable pyramid nestled right next to the beach. The Duinhotel Tien Torens is a truly unique, sustainable building whose grass-covered façade means it blends beautifully into its stunning location in the dunes. Inside, its luxury rooms offer true comfort: with solar-power-charged showers and beautiful views across the sand and out to the sea. Enjoy leisure time on the beach, explore Zeeland’s capital Middelburg, or cross over the Belgian border for an easy day trip.
Cozy apartment in Groede
A cozy village in the heart of Zeeland, Groede is the perfect base to explore the province and get acquainted with Dutch culture. Feel like a local while staying at this beautifully styled apartment, which offers two bedrooms, attractive sitting and dining areas, and a well-equipped kitchen. Hosts Maartje and Sophie do everything they can to make your stay extra special and offer advice about what to see or do, which is ideal because the apartment is located just a short drive from Zeeland’s highlights.
Camping at Hoeve Zeeland
A perfect combination of remarkable nature, tranquillity and spectacular beaches, Hoeve Zeeland’s glamping tents offer guests a stay unlike any other. Experience the daily life of a farm up close as you help care for the cows and sheep, take a horse-riding lesson, or cook up something delicious with freshly harvested produce. Then, after a busy day exploring the local area and on-site activities, you can retreat to your luxury tent, which sleeps up to six and has its own seating area, kitchen and toilet.
Just outside the seaside resort of Domburg, nestled in the sand dunes is De Trommel – a farm that’s been transformed into seven different properties that each offer an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Each lodging uses natural materials to create stylish, modern interiors and there are picnic tables that are perfect for lunching in the sunshine. With the beach within walking distance and the sea just a stone’s throw away, the only stress you’ll feel is trying to resist regularly running down to the water’s edge to dip your toes into the sea.
Built on the same site as the medieval fortress or ‘burg’ to which Middelburg owes its name, The Roosevelt oozes charm and luxury at every turn. Situated right in the heart of Zeeland’s capital, the historic hotel is the perfect base to explore the city’s cultural attractions. Each of the hotel’s 28 magnificent rooms has been individually fitted out, from the duplex suite overlooking the neighboring Middelburg Abbey, to the grand deluxe room with a bathroom housed in a former safe (and yes, the safe’s door is still intact). After a long day exploring the city make sure to grab a bespoke cocktail at The Orient bar and then head to dinner at Restaurant Zeeuwse Streken to feast on some local seafood.
Fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves and enjoy breakfast with your feet in the sand at the delightful beach rooms of Pier 7. Located on the beach in Vlissingen, Pier 7’s modern rooms are tastefully decorated to evoke the pleasures of the seaside: with wicker furniture and wood-panelled walls throughout. Relax on a lounger on your private terrace or take the short walk to the centre of Vlissingen. This modern city, with a remarkable history as a historic harbor, is home to markets, museums, shopping and great dining options.
Mini Camping De Bokkesprong
Tiny living is all the rage these days and it doesn’t get much snugger than the small sleep barrels at Mini Camping De Bokkesprong. Situated in a small orchard, these diminutive dwellings are equipped with a TV, infrared heating, and a small kitchenette and dining area. But don’t let the size fool you: there’s an elevated double bed at the back and two couches that can be converted into two wide beds up front, meaning the whole family can comfortably fit into these special residences. On the campsite you’ll find a luxury toilet block, ponies and horses, hammocks, and plenty of secluded spaces to curl up with a good book. If you fancy exploring the local area, the forests, beaches and the beautiful towns and cities of Zeeland are all close by.