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Walcheren

Province

Walcheren is located partly on the North Sea and at the Western Scheldt. The beaches offer views of sea-going vessels sailing along the coast. The beaches are among the cleanest of the Netherlands. Nature Reserve De Manteling in Walcheren consists of woods, dunes, stately avenues and classic estates. From the 17th to 19th century, it was the summer retreat for the Middelburg elite. Domburg is the oldest resort on the Walcheren coast.

History

As early as in Roman times, the area of Walcheren was inhabited, and Domburg served as a major trading post. After the 4th century Walcheren became a county, and in the 9th century a circular rampart was constructed to protect the town against the Normans. Around that town, a town developed in between Domburg and Souburg, named Middelburg. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the city grew into one of the largest ports and commercial cities in the Northern Netherlands.

Walcheren has been a peninsula since the end of the 19th century, when the Sloedam was constructed and the railway line was extended from Zuid-Beveland to Flushing.
During the Second World War, Walcheren was turned into a large fortress because the German occupying forces expected a major attack on the peninsula. Around 200 bunkers were built. Fighting was especially intense at Sloedam, where casualty numbers were high. A large portion of Walcheren was submerged by the Allies in 1944 to weaken the position of the occupying forces. Walcheren was finally liberated on 8 November, 1944.

During the disastrous North Sea Flood of 1953, Walcheren mostly managed to keep its feet dry. The construction of the Gatdam of Veere as part of the Delta Works led to the creation of Lake Veere. Nowadays it serves as a popular location for water sports in Zeeland. The folkloric sport ‘ring riding’ is particularly popular on the island of Walcheren. Nearly every town has its own competition. Ring riding is played by a rider on an unsaddled horse who tries to pierce a ring with a lance at full gallop.

Towns and cities

Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland, is located on Walcheren. The city is centrally located on the island. Nearby, you will find the city of Flushing with its boulevard along the Western Scheldt. At the roadstead of Flushing, ships approach so closely that you can almost touch them. The coastal town of Domburg has always been a popular spot for bathing. It also attracted many artists in the early 20th century, who came especially to see the 'Zeeland Light'.

 

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The history of Walcheren

Walcheren has been a peninsula since the late 19th century, when the Sloedam was constructed and the railway line from Zuid-Beveland was extended to Vlissingen.
In the Second World War, Walcheren became a large fortress, because the German occupying forces expected a major attack on the island. About 200 bunkers were built. There was a lot of combat, especially at the Sloedam, and many victims fell. A large part of Walcheren was flooded by the Allied forces in 1944 to weaken the position of the occupying forces. Eventually Walcheren was liberated on 8 November 1944.

Villages and cities

The province capital of Zeeland, Middelburg, is located on Walcheren. The administrative city is centrally located on the island. Nearby, you will find the city Vlissingen, with its boulevard along the Western Scheldt estuary. On the roadstead of Vlissingen, the ships come so close that you can almost touch them from your holiday home in Walcheren. The coastal town Domburg has always been a favorite place among seaside visitors. The site has also attracted many artists in the early 20th century. They came especially for the 'Zeelandic Light'.

Holiday homes in Walcheren

If you are looking for a holiday home in Walcheren, then you have come to the right place. The holiday homes in Walcheren are spread across the peninsula and offer an ideal base. You can discover the various possibilities of Walcheren from your holiday home, also on foot or by bike. Choose from a range of holiday homes and enjoy a wonderful holiday in Walcheren!

Villages and cities

The capital of Zeeland, Middelburg, is located on the Walcheren peninsula. The administrative city is located centrally on the island. The city of Vlissingen is nearby, with its boulevard along the Western Scheldt. The ships on the roadstead to Vlissingen pass by so close that you can almost touch them from your holiday home in Walcheren. The coastal town of Domburg has always been a favorite location among seaside visitors. Domburg attracted many artists in the early 20th century, whoc came especially for the unique 'light of Zeeland'.

Holiday homes in Walcheren

If you are looking for a holiday home in Walcheren, then you have come to the right place. The holiday homes in Walcheren are spread over the peninsula and offer an ideal base. You have a lot of opportunities to discover Walcheren from your holiday home, either on foot or by bike. Choose from a wide selection of holiday homes and enjoy a wonderful holiday in Walcheren!

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