Best nature trips trails in Zeeland, Netherlands

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Zeeland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Zeeland, Netherlands
Top trails (36)
#1 - Retranchement - Zomerweelde - Cadzand
Retranchement, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
This trail starts on the dikes (Wallen) of Retranchement. These were laid out according to the Old Dutch fortress system and now form a nature reserve that connects many landscape elements. Remnants of the fortresses "Oranje" and "Nassau" can still be seen there. You step over the old defenses into the polder landscape, where you can make a stop at Fuchsiatuin Zomerweelde along the way. From Cadzand-Dorp it goes to Cadzand-Bad, where the beautiful and pleasant walking and cycling dyke gives you beautiful views over the beach and North Sea. Via the path along the drainage channel you walk back to Retranchement.Show more
#2 - Oranjezon Beach
Manteling van Walcheren
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
The Oranjezon nature reserve is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the pure Zeeland landscape. This walk takes you through the dunes to the beach, a wonderful walk to get a breath of fresh air with beautiful views.Show more
#3 - Eede to Retranchement
Eede, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 13.0 mi • Est. 5 h 25 m
A beautiful trail passing the Belgian border. The path passes old places such as Middelburg, Sluis and Retranchement. These are all places that played an important role in the Zwin economy, during the 80-year war, during the Belgian uprising or the Second World War. There have been fights in this area and especially looting, burning and flooding. Walking along the old creeks (lost creek), we pass Middelburg (B), an abandoned border village with a mighty church on the Molenkreek. The border was established with the Peace of Munster in 1648. From Middelburg there is a beautiful path to the Damse Vaart, which forms the connection between Bruges and Sluis. They had to demolish half the city of Damme to build it. Since WWII the canal is no longer used for transport, but it forms a nice ribbon to Sluis, the center of Zeeuws Vlaanderen. As a city on the Zwin, Sluis was important and has also been destroyed several times. The Bastion structure with its ravelins has been very well preserved, while the Belfry (unique here) stands beautifully. We leave Sluis over a part of the city walls to another defensive work: Retranchement. In fact, they are two forts namely Fort Oranje (1621) and Fort Nassau (1640) with a wall. The entire complex served to protect the state banks of the Zwin. In 1683, part of the fort in the Zwin disappeared after a storm. A dam has brought this to the surface again. Now Retranchement (bulwark) is a nice village where you can walk over the walls and drink a beer on the Markt.Show more
#4 - Zeeland: Zoutelande, Westkapelle and Domburg
Zoutelande, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. 8 h 6 m
A cycling trail along the coast of Zeeland. You start at Zoutelande and cycle to the villages of Westkapelle and Domburg. A wonderfully quiet route without too much traffic.Show more
#5 - Zwinduinen
Zwin Nature Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Very pleasant walk in the beautiful Zwin Dunes region. This walk offers a varied landscape in one of the most beautiful nature reserves on our coast. One very important detail: you can only take the walk from Knokke to Cadzand at low tide on the beach. Make sure to check with local park officials about tide information. Show more
#6 - Zwarte Polder
Verdronken Zwarte Polder
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 48 m
A dyke breach caused the Zwarte Polder to 'drown' in 1802. Today, the sea still flows in and out of the Zwarte Polder aka the Drowned Black Polder. This varied area, with beach, dune and thickets, is a habitat for many bird and plant species. The area is grazed all year round with a herd of heather sheep from Drenthe. Together with the rabbits, they keep the grass in check so that less competitive species can find a place. Sheep walk in the area, also on the hiking route. Leave them alone and do not pet or feed the animals. Dogs are only welcome on a lead. Part of this trail is a boardwalk to the beach. Show more
#7 - Veerse Meer
Veere, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
#8 - Breskens aan Zee Beach Walk
Breskens, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 55 m
The long beach of Breskens is a popular seaside resort. The beach is wide and with soft sand, and has poles that are typical to Zeeland. There are several restaurants and cafes on the beach for a snack and a drink.Show more
#9 - Kruiningen-Yerseke - Yerseke Moer - Kapelle Biezinge
Oosterschelde National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
This trail starts at Kruiningen-Yerseke train station and ends at the train station in Kapelle Biezinge and runs through the watery and quiet nature reserves Yerseke Moer and Kapelsche Moer. Almost the entire route is on asphalt with little traffic and good views. For a large part you follow the trail Oosterscheldepad. The walk takes you past nurseries of both plants and oysters, old villages and a castle. You walk over dikes to the harbor where the mussel ships moor.Show more
#10 - De Manteling naar Westkapelsche Kreek
Oostkapelle, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
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