Wild forces once raged here - which a glance at the map immediately reveals: The Dutch province of Zeeland consists of torn islands and peninsulas. It is easy to imagine that for centuries people here fought against heavy floods that changed the landscape again and again. It is only thanks to modern and extensive dyke measures that the area, which is largely below sea level, is safe. And safe, too, is a beautiful holiday province whose cities can tell much of the wealth of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and its world renown. Those who book a stylish hotel in Zeeland have a perfect starting point to discover the area, for example the adventure park "Miniatuur Walcheren" in Middelburg. Here, the sights of the region are shown on a scale of 1:20. The town is proud of its historic town hall and the abbey "Onze lieve Vrouwe" - in real size - as well as the Zeeuws Museum of Regional History. The small town of Veere became rich in the 16th and 17th centuries with the wool trade - to this day many of the houses built then are well preserved. The old parts of the town of Zierikzee and Goes are worth seeing and are listed, and in Hults you can see a town wall several kilometres long with gates from the 16th and 18th centuries. Zeeland also has some very modern sights, such as the impressive Zeelandsbrug, once the longest bridge in Europe. To protect the land from storm tides, the Delta Works were built, which you can learn about in the amusement park on the artificial island of Neeltje Jans. And in Vlissingen, which is well worth seeing, with its extensive bathing beaches, the "Het Arsenaal" is dedicated to the sea and its many manifestations. In addition, Zeeland is typically Dutch - excellent cycle paths open up the region with its polders and wide stretches of land, you can surf, sail, swim, sunbathe; there are great opportunities for horse riding, golf and many other sports. And various national parks and protected areas bring the visitor closer to the local environment. A holiday in Zeeland thus easily becomes an active holiday and is also very suitable for families.
What could be more natural than staying in style and by the water on a holiday in Zeeland - a region so steeped in history? The Romantik Hotels & Restaurants are known for their special flair. Depending on the region, the smaller establishments are furnished in matching historical buildings and pamper their guests with warm hospitality, upscale comfort and first-class service. In your hotel in Zeeland, you will not only fortify yourself after an impressive day in the ambitious in-house restaurant, but also make the acquaintance of the regional speciality cuisine. Book your hotel in Zeeland right here!
Speaking of specialities: These are characterised here by the proximity to the sea. Your host or his chef will be able to give you good tips - watch the crab pulpers (or shell them yourself, it's easier than many think), dive into the sea to see the lobsters and snorkel in the Westerschelde to see what lives underwater. In many coastal towns you can learn more about what is meant by "seafood" here - especially lobster and mussels, but also lots of freshly caught fish. And as a side dish, you can eat celery and beach lilac. It is worth trying these unknown delicacies.
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