Breskens, Oostburg and IJzendijke
53.13 km (Approximately 03:07 u)
The town of Breskens is also nice, which arose as a farming community at the end of the ninth century. Around the Second World War, Breskens had a hard time, because the Germans built many forts and bunkers in and around the village to strengthen the Atlantic Wall. A low point in the history of the village was the bombing on September 11, 1944, in which about two hundred people died. In the subsequent fighting, many houses were still damaged and destroyed, although the inhabitants of Breskens had already been evacuated. After the war, the emerging fishing industry and the many beaches near the town that attract tourists, ensured a flourishing economy again. The Fisheries Museum is fun to visit, but the Breskens lighthouse is also more than worth a visit. The tower is called Nieuwe Sluis and is located near the hamlet of Nieuwesluis. The lighthouse was extinguished in 2011, after it marked the Scheldt since 1867. The black and white painted tower is the oldest existing cast iron lighthouse in the Netherlands. Historically, IJzendijke has more to offer. In the Middle Ages it was a prosperous trading town with flourishing cloth weaving mills. The nickname"Petit Paris\\\" appeals to the imagination, although the origin of that nickname is not clear. The Markt, the Veste, the IJzendijkse Molen and the oldest Protestant church in Zeeland, as well as the nineteenth-century brewery Cadsandria are fun to visit if you have some time left. This cycle route starts and ends at De Gentsche Poort. The cozy family hotel is a nice place for an overnight stay, so close to the beach and the recreation and nature reserve De Braakman. You can enjoy a bite to eat in the hotel and have a good rest from your trip, so that you can start cycling route 136823 the next day. This tour also starts and ends at the hotel, so you can effortlessly get on your bike for a new adventure.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||De Gentsche Poort (Gentsestraat, 4521AN, Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|35 (4521RA, Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||1.39 km |
|34 (4513KD, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||4.78 km |
|37 (Dijkeputten, 4513KA, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||5.56 km |
|28 (4513AC, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||7.54 km |
|24 (4513KN, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||9.03 km |
De Gentsche Poort
De Gentsche Poort is a family hotel in the rural Biervliet, a village in the Zeeuws-Vlaanderen region. A short distance away is the Zeeland-Flemish North Sea beach where the sun shines on average 150 hours more than in the rest of the Netherlands. Besides lying on the sunny beach, you can also enjoy cycling and walking in this region. After a day of fresh air, it is time to relax again at hotel De Gentsche Poort. In the restaurant you are welcome for a delicious meal, in the bar you can enjoy a drink at your leisure. You can enjoy a good night's sleep in the comfortable hotel rooms.
Vuurtoren van Breskens
This oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Netherlands ... is Belgian property! And the ground around the tower is Belgian territory. So that has been a true collaboration across borders since 1867.