Hello, my name is Vivian le Clercq. Even though I live in the lovely province of Brabant, Zeeland always feels a bit like coming home to me. My father and grandparents come from here. And because I visit Zeeland so often, I would like to take you to the places that make me very happy during a weekend in Zeeland!
A weekend at sea
We start at the beach, because how beautiful are the beaches in Zeeland! The North Sea beach, also called Vrouwenpolder beach, can be found if you turn left just before Neeltje Jans. Park your car in the parking lot, grab your shovel and bucket and walk a little along the dike. Standing on top of the dike, you can see a mussel farming area on your right and with a bit of luck you may spot some seals sunbathing! In the spring we love to lie in a dune on the beach. Even if it is holiday and 30 degrees, it is never crowded!
Have a bite at Seafarm Kamperland
If your own cool box is not full enough or you just feel like having a nice lunch or dinner, drive to Seafarm in Kamperland (5 minutes drive from the North Sea beach). The ultimate enjoyment of the best and freshest quality shellfish and turbot refined in Oosterschelde spring water. There are of course many more finger licking dishes on the menu and you have a magnificent view over the Oosterscheldekering.
On to Middelburg
A day in Middelburg should also not be missing from this list. It’s the houses, the good food and the cozy alleys that make me so happy here. Have a real bolus from Bliek Meesterbakkers and check out the characteristic little bridge in the harbour for a nice photo opportunity. My favourite restaurant in Middelburg is Zeeuwse Streken. The interior is to write home about, the service super friendly, not to mention the taste of the fruits de mer! Curious about other restaurants in Middelburg? Then click here.
Sunset on the beach in Renesse
Bellies full! Time to relax. And where better to do that than on the beach with a setting sun? Renesse beach is the ideal location for this. If you are in Renesse and looking for a place to sleep? Then I definitely recommend De Heerlijkheid van Noordwelle! This fantastically furnished Bed & Breakfast is located in Noordwelle. The owners really take the time for a nice conversation over a drink and give you a warm welcome. In the morning when you come downstairs, the doors are wide open and you look out over the lovely terrace with swimming pool where you get a full breakfast.
Enjoy between the flower fields
My last lucky moment during a weekend away in Zeeland is visiting all the fields that are in bloom in the summer. From June to the end of August you will find fields full of flowers in all colours and scents. From sunflowers to daisies. On the Broekseweg in Tholen you will find such a beautiful field full of daisies. The idea that every summer we can spend a weekend in Zeeland or even longer makes me really happy!
Would you like to explore Zeeland further? Read all about a great bike ride through West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen here.