About this location

It's not just birds fleeing the water. The Zeelanders have also had to grab the rushes. Time and again, the sea invaded and flooded dikes and villages. Here on the South Coast, at least fifteen villages disappeared into the water between 1475 and 1650. And all that remained was the Plompe Toren. Once the tower belonged to the prosperous village of Koudekerke. The tower now houses a small but charming information centre of Natuurmonumenten.

Here you can hear the legend about the drowned village of Koudekerke. You can also climb the tower for free! In the distance you can often see seals lying on the sandbank.

Address: Plompetorenweg 2, Burgh-Haamstede
Price: free

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Koudekerkseweg 12
4328 NP
Burgh-Haamstede


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