Fierce battles have certainly made their mark, through the ages, in Zeeland-Flanders.
The Eighty Years’ War, 1568-1648, the land was in the line of fire between State and Spanish troops. Facing each other head-on, both sides erected robust earthen walls, the remainder of which are now referred to as the State-Spanish Lines.
One of the best-preserved fortress towns in the country is Hulst, with the star-shaped city ramparts providing perfect footholds for a happy afternoon’s walk. Go on, afterwards, treat yourself to some indulgent delights on one of the many sun-soaked city terraces.