Zeeland according to Bart van der Weide
I was born and raised in Zuid-Beveland, Zeeland, way back in Goes. We grew up together. Ma and Pa came down here from The Hague, to be teachers in the land of the Zeeuws. She taught English, he PE.
There’s too much to say to say little about Zeeland, but let me give it a go.
Good food? Try restaurant de Kluizenaer on the Grote Markt in Goes. Or restaurant Het Binnenhof, on the Bocht van Guinea, in Goes.
What bit do I cherish the most? Got to be Oostkapelle and the gorgeous woody area on the dunes, beach and sea. Visit Kasteel Westhove, where Jews hid in the war. I am drawn to the crater created when they were bombed during an escape attempt; it is now a pond. And to the proud trees, engraved with the names of me and my mates, and of many others long gone.
Or you could gulp down some fresh wind in Vlissingen on the Nollestrand beach (dogs okay outside summer). Then gulp some more, food and drink and live music, in Panta Rhei. Did you bring the kids? Check out the Schaapskooi, or the petting farm Hollandse Hoeve. Otherwise, swim and clamber around the Omnium.
But, you know what? Would you mind not coming at all? It’s so busy already.