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  • 1 Zeeuws Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Abdij Plein

    This museum has a varied collection of local interest, most notably several votive stelae dedicated to the Celtic goddess Nehalennia. Fine 16C tapestries commemorate naval victories over the Spanish. Local silverware and furniture feature among the d..

  • 2 Stadhuis Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This building was begun in 1452 and was inspired by Brussels town hall. The first floor of the main façade is pierced by ten Gothic windows with finely wrought tympanums. The roof is decorated with 24 skylights. The main flight of steps dates from th..

  • 3 Abdij Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Today this is the seat of the provincial government of Zeeland but this vast collection of monastery buildings was once an abbey which was deconsecrated after the capture of the town by the Sea Beggars. There you can visit the Historama Abdij Milddeb..

  • 4 The two Abbatial churches

    Religious buildings

    Two churches follow on to the south of the abbey: the Koorkerk, known as the choral church, is from the 14C. It has a nave and an apse and contains a 15C organ chest whose case was renewed in the 16C. As for the Nieuwe Kerk, in summer it hosts organ ..

  • 5 Kloveniersdoelen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Built between 1607 and 1611 in the Flemish Renaissance style, this former hotel of the arquebusiers served as a military hospital from 1795. The building has a very large brick façade striped with white stone and enlivened with painted shutters. The ..

  • 6 The quays

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The quays named Rotterdamsekaii, Rouaansekaii and Londensekaii are bordered by an attractive row of 18C houses which are evidence of the prosperity of that era.

  • 7 Oostkerk

    Religious buildings

    This octagonal onion-domed church is fairly typical of Protestant buildings in the 17C. Among the architects who built it between 1646 and 1667, was Pieter Post.

  • 8 St-Jorisdoelen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This former civil guard post dates from 1582 but was rebuilt in 1970 in its primitive style. Similar to that of the hospital or Kloveniersdoelen, its central scrolled gable is topped by the statue of St George (Sint Joris).

  • 9 Miniatuur Walcheren

    Museums and art

    Koepoortlaan 1

    Miniatuur Walcheren is an open air model which depicts the isthmus of the same name with its roads, dykes, ports and main buildings. It was made at a scale of 1/20. Opposite you can see the austere Koepoort, from 1735.

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