From Philippine towards the water
55.90 km (Approximately 03:17 u)
There are many historical elements in the landscape of Zeeuws Vlaanderen, which you may not easily stop because they seem so self-evident. For example, make no mistake about the pattern of channels and dikes that runs through the polder: you can see that the sea was gradually pushed back and that the landscape was conquered from the water in small steps. There are also settlements, fortresses and dykes dating back to the Eighty Years' War, hardly recognizable to laymen but not unimportant for the history of the landscape. These link up with other dikes and channels, because water was an important weapon in the battle. The fortifications of Sluis and Retranchement, which unfortunately are not on the cycle route, are still well preserved. During your bike ride in Hoofdplaat you will also pass De Hoop (hull / remainder). The former windmill was built in 1850, but was dismantled in 1922. In its heyday, De Hoop was a round stone ground sailor. It was used to grind grain. The chain wheel, of which the mill still has remains, is a rare mechanism. It is only used in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and East-Flanders, and can only be found in one other mill. The historic highlight of this tour is Castle Ter Leyen. The fifteenth-century castle stands on the edge of the dreamy village of Boekhoute. The property is surrounded by a canal and has a beautiful surrounding garden. The coach house and the nearby porter's house ensure that the complex really feels like a castle. The castle can be visited, but can also be hired for romantic occasions (weddings) and parties. Enjoy a bite to eat on the go at Restaurant de Mosselbank. Of course, the mussel is central to the menu. You can of course enjoy these shellfish with a matching drink, a nice beer or a glass of wine are not to be sneezed at. When you have had a nice lunch or dinner, you cycle to the Windlust windmill in Hoek. The Windlust is a round brick-built tower mill built in 1857 to grind grain. Windlust replaces a post mill. Some parts from that mill were re-used in the new one. Windlust was in operation until 1958, but after that the mill fell into disrepair. Restorations took place in 1979/1980 and 2009.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||Parkeerplaats (Paulinaweg, 4521RE, Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|34 (4513KD, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||2.37 km |
|37 (Dijkeputten, 4513KA, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||3.14 km |
|28 (4513AC, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||5.13 km |
|24 (4513KN, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||6.77 km |
| ||De Hoop (romp/restant) (4513AT, Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands) ||8.76 km |
Restaurant de Mosselbank
Restaurant de Mosselbank in Philippine is a culinary concept in the wider area.
Delicious unlimited mussels in a casual ambiance! Zeeland is known for its mussels. Nice quality, superior in taste. We are proud of that, especially in Philippine: the Mussel Village. The Mussel is also the focus of our restaurant for a large part of the year. Our guests come from home and abroad to enjoy these beautiful shellfish. Au Nature, with beer, with wine, in the look, you are spoiled for choice. And of course we always serve a Volonte (unlimited)! In the period when there are no Zeeland mussels available, we serve asparagus from the region.
De Hoop (romp/restant)
The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!
Independently fortified building from the Middle Ages that was easily defended at that time and in the past was mostly inhabited by the noble families of Belgium
Windlust is a flour mill that was built in 1857. It was the replacement of a post mill, the usable parts of which have been incorporated into the current mill.