Villages and Cities

The beautiful island of Schouwen-Duiveland has more than just a beach.
For example, many characteristic villages and towns are waiting to be explored behind the dunes.

Renesse

Is the bathing town of Schouwen-Duiveland, known to young and old! You will find all kinds of great shops and cosy restaurants and terraces. A transferium is located at the edge of Renesse where you can park for free. There is free transport by bus from there to the beach from mid-May to mid-September.

Zierikzee

Harbour town Zierikzee has a rich history and over 500 monuments in and around the town. If you feel like shopping, nosing around or getting a drink, this town is more than worth visiting!

Dreischor

The best kept ring village of the Netherlands, also called flax village. Visit Museum Goemanszorg and find out how flax they used to process flax with machinery. And enjoy a glass of good wine at Wijnhoeve de Kleine Schorre.

Ouwerkerk

Is the oldest village of Duiveland and mostly known for its Flood Museum and the Flood of 1953 monument. The village took a heavy blow during the flow. Tens of thousands of people visit the museum every year. It even has an interactive element for children.

Burgh-Haamstede

The town centre Burgh-Haamstede actually consists of two villages: Haamstede and Burgh. Haamstede is home to Castle Haamstede, formerly home to Witte van Haamstede, the bastard son of Floris V. Visit the village ring and be surprised by the endearing shops, restaurants and Gallery het Oude Raadhuis.

Nieuw-Haamstede

Lighthouse Westerlicht is located in Haamstede and is one of the largest lighthouses of the Netherlands! The lighthouse inspired the 250 guilders bank note, before the Euro. Unfortunately, the lighthouse is not open to the public, but there are a number of beautiful walks in the lighthouse area, which is why we did want to inform you of it.

Veere

Veere is not located on Schouwen-Duiveland, but on the isle of Walcheren. In historical Veere, you can literally find history out on the street! Wander through the alleys to see Scottish houses, home to trade in the heyday of this town. You won’t know where to look!

Middelburg

Of course, you cannot miss out on visiting the capital of Zeeland. Middelburg, on Walcheren, has over 1100 national monuments in its city centre. The city has a rich history that is still reflected in the streets. Its many events, shops and restaurants turn it into a vibrant city. A must-see city!