• europe,  SZ,  the netherlands,  Zeeland

    Cycling in Zeeland

    When we head out to the family holiday home in Zeeland, we often take our bicycles along. It adds to the holiday atmosphere to leave the car where he is, and do the grocery shopping at a slower pace. Just some local bread, fruit and vegetables in our shopping basket and off we go… But we also like to do a longer bicycle ride. Febe is a sportive 9 year old, so anything between 20 and 35 km is OK with her. Certainly if we have some stops along the way. In this blogpost I’ll take you to our favourite bikeride along the coast and polders of Zeeland. It’s 27…

  • europe,  SZ,  the netherlands,  Zeeland

    Hiking in “Verdronken Zwarte Polder”

    Verdronken Zwarte Polder (which translates roughly as ‘Drowned black polder’) is a stunning nature reserve in Nieuwvliet, Zeeland. We went hiking there in different seasons (winter, spring and summer) and each season has it’s charm. In this blogpost we will take you along with us. This hiking route is not accesible for wheelchairs or prams. Hiking boots or Wellies are needed for the walk. The hike starts on the dyke near the parking lot at Dwarsdijk (near Roompot Beach Resort). You can buy a detailed map (in Dutch) at a VVV office (there’s one in Breskens or Cadzand), or online through this link. The hike we love so much is…

  • europe,  SZ,  the netherlands,  Zeeland

    Ten things to do in Breskens with your children

    Breskens is a lovely coastal town in the south of the Netherlands. It has a wide beach, some lovely nature surrounding it and a few great places to eat. The coast of Zeeland is very close to most Belgian cities & towns in Oost-Vlaanderen & Antwerpen, and if you ask us a more relaxed option compared to the busy coast of Belgium. Though there are plenty of options to stay a few nights, the are is also worth a daytrip. We visit Breskens a lot. Since we are traveling with a 9 year old, we took a look around to discover the best places to go to with your children.…

  • europe,  SZ,  the netherlands,  Zeeland

    Zeeland

    The Delta works at Neeltje Jans. Though Zeeland is the region in The Netherlands most close to us, it was a region we hadn’t discovered yet. Maarten’s mum turns 70 soon and so the whole family set out for 5 days to explore Zeeland together. We must say that we were pleasantly surprised by the area. The region is less populated than where we live, so wide open spaces are everywhere. Agricultural fields seem to be at least 10 times as big as the fields around our house and the coastline isn’t anything like the Belgian coast. So, if you decide to visit Zeeland, what can you expect? Here’s some…