Discover Benelux, Issue 29, May 2016

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ZEEUWS-VLAANDEREN

History, cycling and Michelin-star treats The perfect mix of beautiful coastline and beautiful beaches, quiet agricultural countryside and a variety of towns and bustling villages, for those keen on eating out and a vibrant nightlife, make Walcheren everything you need for a wonderful holiday to suit any mood. Museums, attractions and historic buildings will keep you busy, but of course there is no better time and place than a holiday by the sea and countryside to kick back and relax. TEXT: METTE HINDKJÆR MADSEN

The island of contrasts, Zeeuws-vlaanderen, boasts historic towns filled with culture and tradition, complemented by the exuberant sea and beach activities. The busy harbours provide you with an experience of 56 | Issue 29 | May 2016

the region’s maritime history, merging with today’s modern way of living. For the true Dutch experience, you can grab a bike to explore the region through dikes, country lanes and cycling lanes to discover pol-

ders, impressive trees, old pollard-willows and hidden streams. If you are a food lover, this place is your haven. Several Michelin-star restaurants and the local specialty, mussels, are found on the island.