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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland, possesses all the charms of a proud city steeped in tradition. With its historic canalside houses and twisty alleyways, the late Gothic town hall and the tower known as 'Lange Jan', Middelburg is full of things to see.

Middelburg was once one of the trading cities of the VOC (Dutch East India Company). You'll feel like you're travelling back in time as you wander through the old town centre. Take a walk to Koepoort, the only one of the 8 old city gates which is still standing, and visit the 'Kloveniersdoelen', the magnificent house, built in 1607, that once played home to the archers' guild.

In the heart of the city lies the Liebfrauen Abbey, founded in 1100, which now houses the Zeeuws Museum, amongst others, within its walls. Over 30,000 exhibits are used to display all aspects of Zeeland's history.

Another remarkable sight is the 90 m high abbey tower, 'Lange Jan', which can even be seen from a distance. The climb is especially rewarding on a sunny day, as you'll have a marvellous view of the Walcheren Peninsula.

You should also pay a visit to the late Gothic town hall (stadhuis) from the 15th century, and the marketplace.

With 1,200 landmarked buildings, Middelburg is a city with plenty to see. You breathe in the rich history of the former VOC trade city and the modern capital of Zeeland at every step.

Wander through the alleyways with the pretty old buildings, and take a look at the house names, such as 'Appelboom', which appear on the façades of about 300 houses. The reason: in the past, there were no house numbers in Holland.

And don't miss the white drawbridge known as Spijkerbrug (in Kinderdijk).

You have plenty of great opportunities to explore the city, on foot, on a boat tour or with a horse-drawn streetcar.

If you're travelling by car, you're best leaving it at one of the car parks (watch out for the P-route, which brings you to the Middelburg car parks).

The late Gothic town hall in the city centre, erected in 1452, is one of the crucial sightseeing opportunities in all of Zeeland, or in all of the Netherlands. With its lavishly decorated façade, it creates the perfect backdrop for the colorful market scenes in the town square.…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

This 21st century map shows the islands that protect the entrance to the port of Amsterdam, which includes Vlieland, Texel and are collectively known as the West Frisian Islands. Move the map south, and you can see how the tiny country of the Netherlands is interconnected.

Middelburg is on the coast, half way between Ostend and the Hook of Holland. Zeeland was one of the 7 States making up the independent Protestant United Providences of the Dutch Republic.…

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