Veere, Zanddijk and Middelburg

Cycling in Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 137441

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30.8 km
01:48 h
542 kcal
8 m
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Around the twenty-two kilometer long Veerse Meer, you can enjoy picturesque villages, old mills and a beautiful view over the water. The width of the brackish water lake varies between 150 and 1500 meters and at the deepest places the lake is 25 meters deep. The total water surface is 2030 hectares and there are thirteen islands in the lake. The Veerse Meer was created by damming the Veerse Gat, when the Delta Works were constructed.

Until 1969, the management of the lake was therefore in the hands of the Delta Service. The brackish water, with varying salinity, is one of the few places in the Netherlands where the southern sea crab and the trumpet lime tube worm, as well as eel bread, are found. Every year thousands of rainbow and brook trout are released here. Sailors, anglers, recreational divers, surfers, water skiers and canoeists come to their heart's content on and in the lake.

The next windmill you will see is in Veere and is called De Koe. When you arrive in Veere, you can see a round stone scaffolding mill in this village from quite a distance. The Cow is still relatively young; it was not built until 1909. This happened at the place where a ground sailor from 1736 burned down earlier. According to Zeeland tradition, the brick mill is white in color. De Koe is used to grind corn and is still able to grind, but the mill is also used as a recreational home.

Then you cycle to the capital of Zeeland to view the De Koning flour mill. The mill was built as a successor to a burnt down predecessor. The current round hull was placed on the substructure of the old mill. Until 1938, the windmill milled professional grain. After that, the mill fell into disrepair, with the low point being the dismantling in 1951. Five years later the mill was fully restored.

In the heart of Middelburg you will also find the beautiful Abbey Tower De Lange Jan. The church tower measures 90.5 meters and was built in the second half of the fourteenth century. The tower is eleventh on the list of tallest church towers in the Netherlands and has been on fire several times during its history. You can climb the octagonal tower if you dare to climb 207 steps.

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# Description Distance
32 (4351RS, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Koe (4351BE, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 2.04 km
36 (Kaai, 4351AA, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 2.81 km
34 (Veerseweg, 4351AW, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 3.42 km
62 (4351SB, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 6.79 km
De Koning (4332BC, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 10.32 km

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