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Taste the season: Eastern Scheldt lobster

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In addition to oysters and mussels, lobster from Zeeland represents a unique flavour sensation for culinary lovers.

  • Lobster from Zeeland has a unique, softly sweet flavour.
  • Raw, it has a deep blue colour.
  • Try Eastern Scheldt lobster.

People usually associate the province of Zeeland with  mussels and oysters. If you love good food, however, you should definitely try Eastern Scheldt lobster from Zeeland. 

‘Eastern Scheldt’ lobster is unique

The Eastern Scheldt is a national park boasting a unique underwater world in which the Eastern Scheldt lobster or Oosterscheldekreeft thrives. The stone dykes, salt water and gentle winters make for perfect breeding conditions for this type of lobster. The Eastern Scheldt is a fairly isolated body of water, so the lobsters’ flavour is unique, softer and sweeter than that of other European lobster. And did you know the Eastern Scheldt lobster is deep blue when uncooked?

Lobster season

Lobster season starts on the last Thursday in March and ends on 15 July.

Try Eastern Scheldt lobster

In lobster season, many restaurants serve a special lobster menu.
We have selected a number of popular restaurants that serve this delicacy from Zeeland.

Strandrestaurant Our Seaside
Strand Renesse Oost 2 
4325 GX Renesse

Auberge des Moules
Visserslaan 3
4553 BE Philippine

Wijngaardstraat 2 
4401 CS Yerseke

Brasserie Maritime
Nieuwe haven 21
4301 DJ Zierikzee

Oester & Soja
Jachthavenweg 61 A 
4311 NC Bruinisse

Taste the season


Zeeland, land of salt and sweet

In Zeeland you will find the perfect combination of beach, sea, dunes and historic areas.