Cycle past historical monuments on Schouwen-Duivenland in this route (59 km). The lavish prosperity of yore was gifted to the area by the wide-open sea.
Zierikzee is awash with national monuments, some 500 in all. The old town harbour was formerly the home of many a merchant ship, until the Gouwe silted up and times, and tides, were a-changing. Local chunky ‘Dikke Toren’ never grew taller than 62 metres.
Monuments in Brouwershaven, Renesse and Haamstede belong to this route too, alternated with the glorious expanses of dunes, meadows and woodland.