The surroundings of Oostkapelle

Enjoy the beautiful setting of Fewo Oostkapelle

The beaches near Fewo Oostkapelle have earned the title of cleanest beach of the Netherlands in 2016 and 2017. At the beach there are loads of activities to be done throughout the year. In summertime you can sunbathe or have a dip in the sea. The beach is an ideal playground for children. The whole year round you can go for a delightful walk on the beach.

National park Oranjezon is situated about 4 kilometers from the holiday homes of Fewo Oostkapelle. Oranjezon has been used as water-collection area for years. Nowadays it is used as a National park where roe deer and fallow deer can be seen. The park is only accessible for pedestrians.

National park Oosterschelde

The biggest and wettest national park of the Netherlands is national park Oosterschelde. The park includes the whole area around the Oosterschelde and is accessible for everyone. It is worth a visit by bike, on foot or by car. The visitor centre is located in the Topshuis at Neeltje Jans.

Veerse meer

What once was a tumultuous estuary has, after the closing of the dam of Veere, become true watersports paradise. The multiple uninhabited islands in the lake are worth a visit. Some of these islands are only accessible in company of a forest ranger, but most of them are free to visit yourself. The Veerse meer is an official Natura 2000 area.

Cycling and hiking in Zeeland

Besides being known for its beautiful beaches, the region of Zeeland is loved for its cycling possibilities. Around the province kilometers of bycicle paths and excellent routes can be found. The holiday homes of Fewo Oostkapelle are the ideal starting point for a bycicle tour to discover the area. Take, for example, a tour around the island of Walcheren, a route of about 60 kilometers during which you get to see all the stunning places on the island.

Are you more of the hiking type? Then the national park Oranjezon is worth a visit. Through the park 5 different routes have been made on which you might see some fallow or roe deer.

Would you like to take a look at the beach from higher up? Through the dunes you can walk over the “schelpenpaden” which will provide you with a beautiful view of the beach and sea on one side and the landscape of Zeeland on the other.

Zeeuwse markets and shops

For your daily groceries there are a couple of supermarkets in the area: the EMTE in Oostkapelle and Serooskerke, the Plus in Vrouwenpolder or the Albert Heijn in Domburg.

There are weekly markets on Thursdays in Middelburg and on Fridays in Vlissingen. The tourist markets, only in the summer season, can be found in most villages on Walcheren. The nearest one can be found in Oostkapelle, every Thursday during July and August. On this market, the stall keepers are all dressed in traditional clothing. On these market days demonstrations of old arts and crafts are given.


If you are looking forward to a day of shopping, the city centers of Middelburg, Goes and Vlissingen have a lot to offer.

Sights around Oostkapelle

Terra maris

The museum of the nature and landscape of Zeeland is Terra Maris. The museum is located in Westhove castle. Both attractions can be found in the stunning national park De Manteling, in between Oostkapelle and Domburg. In Terra Maris you can visit an exhibition about the history of the landscape of Zeeland.


De Manteling of Walcheren is a beautiful national park near Oostkapelle. The enormous area close to the North sea contains old forests, dunes and buitenplaatsen (old summer homes from the 17th century).

Beach of Oostkapelle

The beach of Oostkapelle is certainly worth a visit. The typical ambience ensures a unique day at the beach of Oostkapelle. This is a location with the most hours of sunshine in the Netherlands. You can enjoy a delightful beach holiday here.


The capital of our beautiful region Zeeland.

The abbey of Middelburg was built around 1000 AD by monks from Flanders. This abbey still has a function as Zetel van de Staten van Zeeland (headquarters of the provincial government). The abbey consists of three parts: the New Church, the Zeeuwse Museum and the tower of the abbey “de Lange Jan”. The tower can be recognized from miles away.

The only old city gate still standing is called the Koepoort. This city gates was built in 1735. Another famous gate is the Gistpoort or Blauwpoort (blue gate). In Middelburg many old mills can be found as well, for example: the Seismolen, Molen ons Genoegen, Molen de Koning and Molen de Hoop. Furthermore, Middelburg is known for its many monuments: Sint Jorisdoelen, Stadsschuur, Kuiperspoort and the Van de Perre Huis.

In Middelburg the well-known city park “Toorenvliedt” can be found. This park has been renovated to show its heritage from the second World War. For adults as well as for children the park is very interesting. It is a park with a few old bunkers still in it. For children it is fun to explore the in- and outside of these bunkers. One of the bunkers has been turned into a small museum. There are also some playgrounds in the park. In a word, the city park is a great place to have a lovely walk, go exploring or relax surrounded by nature.

Neeltje Jans

Delta park Neeltje Jans located at the foot of the biggest storm surge barrier of the world. For that reason the Delta Works are famous throughout the world. At Neeltje Jans they have recently opened the Delta Experience. Here is explained what happened during the flood of 1953 in Zeeland. You can see and experience how the sea wiped out a big part of the Netherlands and most of all, Zeeland. You can also find what damage the flood caused. Nowadays the storm surge barrier prevents a flood like the one in 1953 from happening again. This storm surge barrier is worth a visit as well.

Besides being a museum, Neeltje Jans is a water park with attractions. The park has a waterslide, a hurricane-machine, water playground and Aquasplash. And, last but not least, the aquarium Zeeland. Have you ever dreamt of swimming with sharks? You can at Neeltje Jans. In a word, a day of fun for the whole family.

Fish nursery Neeltje Jans is a mussel company from Zeeland. The mussel company is situated near the storm surge barrier. Here On-bottom and raft culture mussels are nursed. Neelte Jans have nourishment-rich mussel cultures in the Oosterschelde. The mussels are always delivered fresh. You can taste and see this yourself at restaurant Proef Zeeland. Here the mussel ships are floating around, unloading the mussels.


Vlissingen is known to have some interesting monuments, for example: the Kazematten, Fort Rammekens, Dokje van Perry and the Sint Jacobs church. Furthermore you can find the famous statue of Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter on the boulevard of Vlissingen.

Vlissingen is a town of many events. There is something happing almost all year round. The biggest attractions are: the new year’s dive, the festival for liberation, Cuisine Machine, festival Onderstroom, the fun fair of Vlissingen, rescue Vlissingen, Film by The Sea and festival Wonderstroom.

Take a walk across the boulevard of Vlissingen and enjoy the several ships sailing along the boulevard. At the boulevard of Vlissingen several markets are organized during the year. Examples are: the Easter market, Pentecost market, summer market and of course the midsummer-night’s market of Vlissingen.

In Vlissingen you can find a unique monument, the Windorgel. The wind harp is located at the start of the boulevard. This instrument is played by the wind.


The ambient town of Veere has a lively history. What can be seen in Veere? First of all, the great church of Veere is opened for the public. Furthermore, there is grandma’s sweetshop, a lovely old shop where you can buy an assortment of sweets from the old times like, ulevellen, druimdrop, colored toverballen and loads more. Besides the sweetshop, Veere has lots of lovely, small shops. In summer Veere has a historical market, where the stall keepers dress up in the old traditional clothing. Furthermore, Veere has a fish market, situated close to the marina. There are several cozy terraces where you can have something to drink or eat after visiting the historical market.

Veere has much to offer when it comes to museums. For example Museum Veere -  the Scottish houses. This museum gives an insight into the history of commerce between Veere and Scotland.

Secondly, Museum Veere – City museum De Vierschaar, is situated in the town hall from where Veere and the neighbouring villages were governed. It is also possible to have a tour of the Lake of Veere with Rondvaart Veere, where you can see lush green islands and wild horses. To and from Veere a lot of beautiful bicycle routes can be taken.


Kamperland is located on Noord-Beveland. It is a small town, visited by a lot of tourist. The dunes of Kamperland offer a beautiful location for a walk and the broad North sea beach, one of the cleanest beaches of the Netherlands. This beach near Kamperland is a great place to enjoy the sun, beach and sea. Here you can take a refreshing swim in the sea. If you are not the beach loving type, the Lake of Veere is worth a visit. Here you can swim, sail or surf while enjoying the sun.

Situated about 5 kilometers from Kamperland is the storm surge barrier of the Oosterschelde. This storm surge barrier is certainly worth a visit. Furthermore, the attraction park Neeltje Jans is a great place for a day with the kids. In Neeltje Jans you can have a close look at seals. Ride the waterslide, play on the waterplayground or create a storm of force 12 with the hurricanemachine.

In Kamperland a summer market is organized yearly. During the summer market old arts and crafts are demonstrated and you can see artisan product and the old traditional fashion of Zeeland.

Some islands and national parks near Kamperland are: De Goudplaat, an ideal park for birdlife. Here you can join boat excursions across the Lake of Veere.

De Schotsman, a national park greatly suited for hiking, where you can find several species of flowers, plants and wildlife.

A very special sight in Kamperland is beer-brewery Emelisse, the only brewery on Noord-Beveland. Here abbey and wheat beers are brewed from Zeeuwse barley. At the brewery you can try a tasting of different beers and have a bite.


Domburg, the third oldest seaside city of the Netherlands, is well known for its mill, Molen Weltevree. This mill has been an inspiration for two famous painters who worked in Domburg; Toorop and Mondriaan. Each year in May, the Schildersweek (painters week) is organized. During this week, professional artists come to Domburg. During the summer season, a tourists market is held each Monday in Domburg.

Furthermore, Domburg has a golf course, beautifully situated in the dunes. This golf course is known to be one of the oldest courses in the Netherlands. On the golf course, of bombing craters from the second World War are used as bunker. Are you looking for a relaxing moment in Domburg? This is possible on one of the many terraces or beach-cafés.

Are you more of the action-loving type? In between Domburg and Westkapelle you can find a surf school and try to ride the waves of the North sea. It is known as one of the best surf spots in the Netherlands.


Westkapelle is famous for its two lighthouses. The biggest of the two, Westkapelle Hoog, can be ascended using the stairs inside the lighthouse. Once you have reached the top, at a height of 53 meters, you will have an amazing view over Westkapelle and kilometers of land and sea.

The second lighthouse of Westkapelle is known to the inhabitants of the village as the “iezeren torentje”. This light house is significantly smaller than Westkapelle Hoog, but is situated outside of the dykes, on the most western point of the island of Walcheren.

Westkapelle has several monuments commemorating the second World War. The most famous one is called the Shermantank Westkapelle. It is an army tank, high on the sea-dyke.

In the garden of Polderhuis Westkapelle you can find the monument “Bomberdement Westkapelle”. Aditionally, the “Liberty bridge Westkapelle” as well as the “Landingsvaartuig Westkapelle” can be found in the garden of Polderhuis Westkapelle. So, when visiting Westkapelle, take a look inside the “Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum”. This is a small but interesting museum about the second World War. If the museum visit made you hungry, you can visit the museum café for something to drink or eat.

Like many villages on Walcheren, Westkapelle has its own mill. This mill is called “De Noorman”. The mill has been renovated recently, but is no longer used.


The village of Zoutelande became famous when it featured in the song “Zoutelande” from the Dutch band Blof. Entering the village you are welcomed with one of the lines from the song, translated as “glad to have you here”. Zoutelande has, like Westkapelle, a light house. However, this lighthouse is not open to the public. The Catharinakerk in Zoutelande has been renovated completely in 2011. In the touristic season this church is opened for public on certain days.

Did you know that Zoutelande has a church especially for tourists? This is an open-air church where each Sunday during summer season, a celebration is held for the many Dutch and German tourists visiting Zoutelande and its surrounding villages.

Zoutelande has a bunker-museum, called “Bunker Museum Zoutelande”. This museum is located inside two remaining bunkers, a staff-housing and an observation bunker. The museum is opened from May up and until October, every Wednesday and Sunday-afternoon. Furthermore, Zoutelande has a mill, called “Molen Zoutelande”.  This mill is still operated by a voluntary miller. When there is enough wind the mill is operated on Saturdays and it can also be visited. The mill is owned by the municipality of Veere and has been renovated recently.