Saturday, May 3

Back from Zeeland


Zeeland ("sea and land") is one of the 12 provinces of The Netherlands, and consists of islands. It is only one hour drive from The Hague and is a popular holiday destination. You can enjoy there very nice sand beaches, and mussels and oysters, the local specialty.



The region has a very rich history in the 16th and 17th century due to influent trade, hence beautiful town and villages like Middleburg, Veere and Zierikzee are worth a visit.



It is also known as being the symbol of flood fighting with the Deltaworks, since the disaster of the North sea flood in 1953 when nearly 2000 died in one night.

4 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

So that's what a deserted beach in Zeeland looks like... In a couple of months you will not be able to see those shacks from that spot.

And now I'm craving mussels...

Nice to see ya :)

Z said...

What are those things in the first photo? Fenix calls them "shacks", are they little shops and such?

Lezard said...

Fenix, since I came back, the thermometer has been approaching the 22 degrees C and I guess that this WE was already packed!

Z, those are little beach houses that are rebuilt every year for the summer season. In the nearby Domburg seaside resort, there were for rent for 75 euros a week in the high July-August season. They come very handy to keep chairs, beach toys, windscreed etc....

Peter said...

Good to see you back and nice post as well.