Zeeland on the map
Schouwen-Duiveland: northern powerhouse
As well as its popular beach resort Renesse, it’s best known for the ‘monumental’ Zierikzee, the Burgh-Haamstede resort and the mussel village of Bruinisse.
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Tholen and Sint Philipsland: stand-alones
The peninsulas of Tholen and Sint Philipsland surrounded by the waters of the Krammer, the Krabbenkreek and the Oosterschelde.
Much of the historical town of Tholen is still surrounded by walls and fortifications. At the head of Tholen island, the village of Stavenisse.
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Noord-Beveland: big at heart
Kamperland, just five minutes away from the Oosterschelde flood barrier, is the largest settlement and popular with waster sports devotees. The town of Kortgene is the only place on the island to have been granted a town charter. Its appeal as a tourist magnet is thanks to its position on the Veerse Meer.
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The peninsula of Walcheren lies between the North Sea, the Westerschelde estuary and the Veerse Meer lake.
Its two largest towns are the Zeeuwse capital of Middelburg and the port of Vlissingen.
There are many beach resorts on Walcheren, including Domburg, Oostkapelle, Westkapelle, Vrouwenpolder and Zoutelande. Veere is fine place to visit, on the Veerse lake.
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Zuid-Beveland: sandwich spread
Centrally located in Zeeland, the peninsula of Zuid-Beveland lies between the estuaries of the Oosterschelde and the Westerschelde.
Its hub of Goes is known for its wealth of shops, terraces and listed buildings. To the east, the village of Yerseke, famed for mussels and oysters.
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Zeeuws-Vlaanderen: southern comfort
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is the southernmost part of Zeeland, surrounded by the Westerschelde estuary, the North Sea and Belgium. The Westerscheldetunnel and the Westerschelde ferry are the routes to elsewhere in Zeeland.
Its best known towns are Terneuzen and the fortresses of Hulst and Sluis.
On its 17 kilometres of coast, West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen has four beach locations: Breskens, Groede, Cadzand and Nieuwvliet.
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