Terneuzen which lies to the southerly exit of the Western Scheldt Tunnel is the main town in the Zeeuws Vlaanderen part of Zeeland. The area around this town is fairly industrialized, one of the main factories being owned by Dow Chemicals. However once you have left Terneuzen the remarkable natural beauty of the countryside reinstates itself.
Amongst noteable tourist towns in Zeeuws Vlaanderen are the pretty border towns of Hulst which is to the east and Sluis to the west, both of which are highly popular with visitors. Amongst other towns, there’s Oostburg, Axel and the pretty fishing village of Breskens, also worth visiting.
Because of the relatively low population means that there are no motorways in this part of Zeeland, just regular “A” roads and it’s not uncommon to get stuck behind a tractor now and again as there are many farms in this area. Then that’s part of this area’s attraction, as it’s almost caught up in a time warp with the past, where things moved at a slower pace.
It’s somewhere that you’ll find people not bothering to lock their homes or even cars when they leave them.
You’re spoilt for choice if it’s camping you’re after in Zeeuws Vlaanderen and if that’s not your cup of tea, there is alternative accommodation available with guest houses, hotels and other establishments such as bed and breakfast.
A great advantage of Zeeuws Vlaanderen is it offers such great scenery and tranquillity. However if it’s the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities you want, you’re right on the threshold of Belgium, surrounded by its many beautiful towns and cities such as wonderful Antwerp to the east and historic Gent to the south, Brugge with it’s delicious chocolate to the west. Brussels is just over an hours drive away. Even Paris is possible in a long day by car or rail.
When visitors come to Holland it’s mostly to see Amsterdam. While it is well worth visiting, it’s a real shame if they don’t give Zeeland a visit. It promises not to disappoint, with one or two pleasant surprises up it’s sleeve.