Schoondijke belongs to Zeeland-Flanders, a old-fashioned real rural village in a spot where several roads meet, leading to fishing village Breskens, for one.
Older incarnations of the village – the present one dates from 1651 – were Sconendica or Oud-Schoondijke, were in a slightly different spot and wiped away by military floodings.
A Zeeuws workhorse, a statue, stands proud on the village square (Dorpsplein), a sturdy symbol of the deep agricultural identity. Philip ten Klooster sculpted it, and other important pieces of his are dotted all over Zeeland.
Photo: René & Peter van der Krogt, http://standbeelden.vanderkrogt.net.
The Hulster mill, a so-called mound (and mounted) windmill, is originally from 1884 and had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1900. It is still milling away, open for visits on Saturdays with a shop selling regional foods beneath it.
Schoondijke hosts an annual festival (‘Moaneblussersfeesten’) and an Agriculture Day, hugely popular for people from all over. Expect to be entertained by music, tractors – even a tractor race – and more. Come, join the fun! Check out our events calendar for other events in Schoondijke.