Enjoying the attractive capital of Zeeland

  • The Netherlands
  • Zeeland
  • Veere
  • 18.79 km (Approximately 04:41 u)
  • Hiking route 184714

Enjoying the attractive capital of Zeeland

  • The Netherlands
  • Zeeland
  • Veere
  • 18.79 km (Approximately 04:41 u)
  • Hiking route 184714
This walk takes you from the countryside to Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland. You start and end your walk near Koudekerke, where you will pass windmill De Lelie, a corn and hulling mill from 1872. You walk through the quiet polder with its grass and arable lands to the Ter Hooge estate. This approximately 25 hectare estate consists largely of a park and forest area. The park is mainly laid out in the English landscape style and extends around a beautiful castle. Two octagonal stair towers rise high above the estate. The first castle was built here in the Middle Ages, but the current complex was built in 1755 on the foundations of the old castle. Middelburg has a rich past: after the threat from Vikings had passed, the former burg started to take advantage of its favorable location on the water. Middelburg developed into a trading center and was the second most important city in the Netherlands at the time of the VOC. In 200 years, more than 300 new ships were built at the shipyards. In the center of Middelburg you can still see buildings that recall this golden period. The Dam Square, for example, was originally the end point of the old sixteenth-century harbor. This harbor still has a wooden bottom. There are many beautiful patrician houses along the Dam. Be sure to walk into the Kuiperspoort, a well-hidden and picturesque street with old warehouses, restored houses, stepped gables and beautiful details. They give you a good idea of what Middelburg looked like from the time of the VOC. In the middle of the city you will pass the Abbey complex, which consists of a fairly round building with four large towers, various gates and in the middle the Abbey Square. It is a good place to relax. Although there are of course more places like this to be found in Middelburg with its many cozy cafes. During your walk you walk several times out of the old ring wall of Middelburg, so that you have a beautiful view of the former fortifications. You will see the Seismolen, a former flour mill from 1728. While walking across the Vlissings Bolwerk you will come face to face with the De Hoop windmill, a former corn and hulling mill from 1735. After all this Middelburg eye candy, walk you just go back into the polder before you return home after a long but beautiful day.

Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Ter Poorteweg, 4371RN, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Lelie (4371RL, Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.92 km
Kasteel Ter Hooge (4335 SP, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 4.28 km
De Hoop (De Hoop, 4331NC, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 6.22 km
Seismolen (4334AC, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 7.00 km
De Koning (4332BC, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 9.71 km

Sights

De Lelie


4371RL Veere
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!

Kasteel Ter Hooge


4335 SP Middelburg

A messy stack of buildings originally forms the medieval castle Ter Hooge. Sijmon van der Hooge probably owned it in the 13th century. Then the castle comes into the hands of the Van Borssele family. In 1713 it is sold to the Middelburg merchant Steven Scheyderuyt. This has a geometric garden with four star forests, a moat with scalloped edge and an avenue behind the house.

De Hoop

De Hoop
4331NC Middelburg
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!

Seismolen


4334AC Middelburg
http://www.allemolens.nl

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!

De Koning


4332BC Middelburg
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!

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