This walk runs through the town of Terneuzen, home to the Flying Dutchman. You can pick it up from any VVV-Inspiration point in Zeeland-Flanders.
The harbour town of Terneuzen is the economic and geographical centre of Zeeland-Flanders and the home of the Flying Dutchman. This route has all the historical and modern streets about town.
The British author and officer-at-sea Frederich Marryat named Terneuzen as the home base in his 1837 novel ‘The Phantom Ship’. Ever since, the legend has been alive – watch out for the steel phantom ship in the town canal, as you strut through these streets.
As you go by, you can peep behind the scenes at the Portal of Flanders, the virtual lung of the harbour of Ghent. While you’re at it, best climb the 40-metre-high viewing tower, too, and soak up the glorious vista over Terneuzen and the Westerschelde.
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