Zoutelande: sunshine and beaches
Beaches and sunshine in Zoutelande
Zoutelande is a pretty resort and is part of the 'Zeeland Riviera', together with the towns of Dishoek and Westkapelle. This coastline, aligned towards the south, is characterized by long and vast beaches, and the characteristic breakwaters which stretch from the beach into the sea. It's no wonder that Zoutelande is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Zeeland. More good news: Zeeland is considered to be the sunniest area in the Netherlands. The conditions are ideal for an unforgettable vacation. So pack your bathing stuff and a good book and enjoy sun, sea and sand in Zoutelande. You can stop for a bite to eat for lunch or dinner in one of the lovely beach restaurants, where Zeeland specialties are served. You'll also get delicious, typically Dutch pancakes in the Zeeuwse Rivièra beach pavilion. A real feast, especially with children!
A little place protected by the dunes
Behind the 5 km long beach and the dunes, which are over 50 m high, the town of Zouteland lies protected, with its popular shopping streets, Langstraat and Willibrordusplein. A market is held there every Tuesday from the beginning of May to the end of September. The village of Zoutelande also has a lot to offer. You'll find the open and relaxing atmosphere that's so typical for the Netherlands here. And of course, there are also the well-known specialties in Zoutelande, such as oysters. In the summer, you can experience ring-riding tournaments in Zoutelande.
Zoutelande – lovely all year round!
Whether you're coming to Zoutelande in the summer, fall, winter or spring, to enjoy the sea, the beach and the comfort of the village - each time of year has its own special charms. In the fall, you can fly a kite on the beach in Zoutelande, or take a cycling tour through Zeeland. If the weather is fine in the summer, or even in the spring, the beach in Zoutelande invites you to go for walks and sunbathing. And in the winter? The beach is magically lovely, even in the snow and cold. Have you experienced the sound of ice floes sliding from the sea over the beach yet? If you're lucky, you can experience this in Zoutelande.
Sightseeing and activities in Zoutelande
- Because of the lovely dreamy beach, Zoutelande is often dubbed 'the loveliest seaside resort in the Netherlands'.
- The Zoutelande Bunker Museum (Duinweg 38a) consists of two Atlantic Wall bunkers from the Second World War, built by German troops in the dunes. You can visit the inside in the summer months, on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.
- The foundation walls of the Catharinakerk on the Willibrordusplein date back to the 13th century. Renovations were carried out in 1738.
- The mill on the Molenweg originates from 1722, and was used as a flour mill until 1970. Today, it's open for visitors on Saturdays.
- The types of sport which you can play in Zoutelande include all possible types of water sports, such as sailing and surfing, but also riding on horseback across the beach. As the dunes in Zoutelande are so high, they're very popular with paragliders.
History and art in Zoutelande
People have lived in Zoutelande since during the Roman era. Various settlements were founded in the area between Zoutelande and Domburg. Coins and other objects from the past are also frequently discovered around Zoutelande. A clear sign that trade has been going on around Zouteland for a very long time.
Zoutelande is also well-known for its great attractiveness to artists. World-famous artists came to Zoutelande to capture the wonderful countryside and the special light here in their pictures. Great masters such as Jan Toorop and Piet Mondrian found inspiration in Zoutelande. Their works can be found in art galleries all over the world.
Trips from Zoutelande to the surrounding area
Zoutelande is located on the south-west coast of the Zeeland Walcheren Peninsula, which is particularly diverse and boasts many attractive places and things to see. For example, trip destinations on Walcheren include the lively coastal town of Vlissingen, which offers exciting activities for families with children in particular. In the little town of Middelburg the alley with the tower known as 'Lange Jan' and late Gothic town hall, which is one of the loveliest buildings in the Netherlands, are enchanting. If you'd rather seek out one of the many lovely beaches in Zeeland, then we can recommend Domburg and the neighboring Oostkapelle, with coastal areas which are among the cleanest and loveliest in Holland. Another interesting place is Westkapelle, which directly borders Zoutelande. The former church tower was converted into a lighthouse. The Polderhuis Museum provides information about the German occupation and the floods during the Second World War.
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