Best trails in Zeeland, Netherlands

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Trying to find the best Zeeland trails? AllTrails has 61 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Zoutelande, Domburg or Kamperland, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 37 easy trails in Zeeland ranging from 1.4 to 26.7 miles and from -32 to 118 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Nederlands Kustpad: Zoutelande - Domburg [Etappe 1.3]
Zoutelande, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Ridge walking. A varied tour that runs over the edges of the soap bar. The dunes here are narrow, so you have nice trips to Land and Zee. Start in Vlissingen. It is the largest city in Walcheren and also Zeeland and together with Middelburg (the capital) it forms around 100,000 inhabitants. Vlissingen is the northern port of the Westerschelde and is, just like all those other places, occupied by everyone and everything. Michiel de Ruyter is pretty much the best known Vlissinger. It towers above everything there at the mouth of the harbor. Walk over the dune edges to Zoutelande and Westkapelle. It was in Westkapelle that the Gallies arrived in October 1944. These bombed the dikes to expel the Germans. The Westkapelle creek is still the saline remnant of that breakthrough. There is no dune here, the area is protected by a high dike. In Westkapelle you can still watch a tank and a landing boat in memory of that breakthrough during the bombing. 600 of the 650 houses were lost, killing 180 people. You won't find old houses here. The lamphouse stands on the tower of the Westkapelle church. Together with the small lighthouse on the beach, these two form a light line to mark the entrance to the Westerschelde. After Westkapelle the dam bends to the northeast on the way to Domburg. One of the oldest seaside resorts in the Netherlands where many artists settled in the previous (Toorop, Mondriaan).Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - Kapellebrug Stropersbos
Sint Jansteen, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
The Stropersbos is a fairly young but varied forest. The walk alternates between narrow and wide forest paths. Birch, oak and spruce mainly grow in the forest, and horses and cows graze around.Show more
#4 - Middelburg City Walk
Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Even though Middelburg suffered many destructions during the Second World War, still many monuments can be seen in the city. Middelburg was lucky with its location, because it remained accessible from the sea for a long time, while the connection with Antwerp (via the Oosterschelde) was also maintained. With Amsterdam it was the most important port and trading city of the Netherlands. Around 100,000 inhabitants lived here within the ramparts and that is really big for a city in the 16th century. As a VOC city, it earned a lot of money from trade with the east and especially from slaves. Apparently Middelburg was at the forefront of slavery, because a special monument has now been erected, which reminds us of these practices. This city walk takes you past some of the most unique historical monuments of Middelburg and gives you the opportunity to climb the Lange Jan, the 90 meter high tower, for a spectacular view over the city.Show more
#5 - 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
#6 - Tholen To Bath Over Oesterdam
Oosterschelde National Park
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Length: 13.6 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
This trail is over the Oesterdam. It may seem boring to walk over a dam for 11 km but, the views over the Scheldt plains make you forget the time. Start in Tholen, on a fairly unknown trail. Two beautiful mills, the town hall, and the Grote Kerk, adorn the city. It is quiet on the island of Tholen, especially on Sundays. Via the Rijn Schelde Canal, walk to the Oesterdam. It is the longest dam of the Delta Works. The dam serves to keep the brackish (Ooster) Scheldt water outside the rest of the Netherlands. It is unbelievable that so much effort has been made to make this more brackish: dams, movable barriers, but now we see a beautiful nature area with swallows at low tide and many birds. Via two large streams, come again along the Scheldt Rhine Canal and along which another auxiliary dam. Below the Bergse Sluizen is the drowned city of Riemerswaal. It used to be the third largest city in Zeeland, but due to the floods and the 80-Year War, there is nothing left of this illustrious town. The Oesterdam ends at Beveland. Zeeland is at its narrowest here, so that the rail and traffic bridges are close together. The stage ends in Bath, a place of nothing, but it is very beautiful on the Westerschelde with a view of the industry of Belgium and the drowned land of Saeftinghe.Show more
#7 - 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
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - Westenschouwen Mountain Bike Trail
Burgh-Haamstede, Zeeland, Netherlands
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Length: 3.4 mi
This mountain bike route, set up by Mountain Bike Association X-Treme, is designed to challenge skills. Steep sand hills up and stairs down make this route require a lot of technique.Show more
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