excurie Saeftinghe

Need a steer? In a land of contrasts, as is Zeeland, of land and water, of the culture of the people and the sculpture of nature, it is good to know you can have a pilot, a guide. And we have them for you. Walking, talking, living guides. They can improve your trip, making it more informative, perhaps more exciting. You’ll learn to look differently around you, to seek the story behind the sights, to feel the history of Zeeland, and to admire the wonders of nature.

Nature

Go on a search for fallow deer in the woods of Schouwen-Duivenland. The park warden will tell you all the tell-tale signs to look for. All around the Oosterschelde national park, there are nature reserves which come to life with a guide. In the Scherpenissepolder, you can learn the niceties of bird watching. Or go to Fort Rammekens and dive into five centuries of history. The trail goes past the fort, and through the wooded creeks of Rammekenshoek. Dating from 1547, the sea fort is the oldest in Western Europe. A more recent monument, Made in Nature, in Zeeland-Flanders, the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe reserve. This is a wet-wellies-walk, original article, pure adventure.

Town

A townie, are you? At least for today. Come on in! Walk in the tracks of Emperor Karel V, a dab hand at water management. Walk along the quayside with a son of Zeeland, Michiel de Ruyter, an admiral. Even with Napoleon, a visitor who left a trace. When you’re in Vlissingen, the Kazematten muZEEum, appropriately housed, charts our maritime history.

Tower with a view

Fancy a climb? The view from the spire of the Willibrordus basilica in Hulst. Summertime, you can walk up 60 metres. Your stamina is pretty good, but the view more so. Amazing. When you’ve got your breath back, chill out with the ZomerVesting walk of 3.5 km around the town’s defences and cultural monuments.

Tholen tells

Another hotspot of history is Tholen. Its streets are living pictures, each piece telling a thousand words. Take in the splendid old town hall (‘Stadhuis’). The guide will be happy for you to peep in.

Downtown

When in Goes, get a guide from the expert group called ’t Gilde de Bevelanden to take you around the inner part of town. Or along the longer Smikkelroute (think: the Route of the Tasty Bites of Zeeland). If it’s a circular village that fascinates you, Dreischor is perhaps the prettiest in the province. Banks and meadows of succulent green grass. Immaculately trained lime trees along the water. And in the centre of the ring, the 15th-century St. Adriaanskerk. The south nave shelters one of the finest burial vaults in the Netherlands. A guided tour will require an hour and a half of your time.

Water excursions

One guided water trip will take you from Den Osse, for 90 minutes, over the Grevelingenmeer lake. You’ll pass Hompelvoet island, a glorious nature reserve loved by breeding birds, and the island of Dwars in de Weg with its herds of (half-)wild fjord horses. Another trip, over the Veerse Meer lake, takes you down the Walcheren canal, the sluices of Veere and out onto the lake. You board at Loskade in Middelburg.

Oysters and sailors

Want to catch up on oyster breeding, with some on-board tasting en route? Take an excursion with De Oesterbaron in Yerseke, a breeder with an excursion boat. You’ll get to grips with off-bottom oyster breeding and mussel cultivation in hanging nets. Like a bit more exercise in your excursions? Go to Sailforce in Wemeldinge where skipper Marco van Dijke will take you on board. He’ll teach you, evidence-based, all about sailing a yacht. You’ll quickly learn the ropes and you’ll soon take the helm and be sailing through life. Sailor, you.

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Groede
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16 JUN UNTIL 30 SEP

Kanoen - Zwartegatsekreek Groede

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Yerseke
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1 JUL UNTIL 31 DEC
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Mossel-tour op vissersschip YE100, vanuit Yerseke

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Stellendam
1 JUN UNTIL 30 SEP

Rondvaart over “’t Zuiderdiep” met een zalmschouw

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Groede
16 JUN UNTIL 30 SEP

Kanoen - Zwartegatsekreek Groede

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Yerseke
1 JUL UNTIL 31 DEC WED

Mossel-tour op vissersschip YE100, vanuit Yerseke

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from 11.50
Yerseke
1 JUL UNTIL 31 DEC

ZEEHONDENTOCHT met vissersschip YE100, vanuit Yerseke

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Yerseke
3 JUL UNTIL 30 AUG

Belevings rondvaart op vissersschip YE100 vanuit Yerseke

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from 11.50
Emmadorp (Nieuw-Namen)
5 JULY

Modderen en ploeteren door Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe

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Yerseke en Wemeldnge
6 JUL UNTIL 31 AUG TUE, FRI

Vaartocht Nationaal Park Oosterschelde vanuit Yerseke - Wemedinge en G

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  • yerseke en wemeldnge
from 6.00
Yerseke en Wemeldinge
7 JUL UNTIL 31 AUG TUE, FRI, SUN

Fiets- veerdienst vanuit Yerseke - Wemeldinge en Gorishoek

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Scherpenisse (Gorishoek)
7 JUL UNTIL 31 AUG TUE, FRI, SUN

Fiets- veerdienst vanuit Yerseke - Wemeldinge en Gorishoek

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from 3.00
Scherpenisse (Gorishoek)
6 JUL UNTIL 31 AUG TUE, FRI

Vaartocht Nationaal Park Oosterschelde vanuit Yerseke - Wemedinge en G

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  • scherpenisse (gorishoek)
from 6.00
Brouwersdam, Scharendijke
1 JUN UNTIL 31 AUG WED, SAT

AFGELAST Robbentocht

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from 25.00
Dreischor
1 JUL UNTIL 9 SEP WED

Guided tour and wine tasting at wine farm 'de Klein Schorre'

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  • dreischor
from 6.50

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