What to experience on Schouwen Duiveland?
Schouwen-Duiveland is a clear expression of Zeeland, Land-on-Sea. Surrounded by the North Sea, the Oosterschelde National Park and the Grevelingen lake, it is a maritime marvel. To its south-west, the Oosterschelde flood barrier, and over to the east, the flood disaster Watersnoodmuseum, are working monuments to our intense relationship with the sea.
On the western headland of Schouwen, the magnificent dunes offer space and oxygen to walkers, bikers, mountain bikers and athletes. The beaches can easily accommodate the endless flow of summer bathers. For bird lovers, the 4,400 ha Plan Tureluur nature park: it’s named after the (Dutch-warbling) redshank. Urbanites and historians have delights to savour in Zierikzee, while surrounding villages and polders form the contrasting green upcountry of the island.