Burgh-Haamstede is a popular tourist resort located in the Kop van Schouwen, the westernmost point of Schouwen-Duiveland. The settlement is actually made up of two villages: Haamstede and Burgh. The countryside, in combination with the pretty village centre of Burgh-Haamstede, is an ideal destination. Read more about Burgh-Haamstede here!
Burgh-Haamstede, village in the Kop van Schouwen
Burgh-Haamstede borders two stunning nature reserves: the Zeepeduinen dunes and the forest of Westerschouwen. Whether you’re a nature-lover or not, it’s a feast for the eyes and there are endless hiking possibilities. For example, on its beaches. Did you know that this beach is one of the quietest in the Netherlands. Why not experience it for yourself?
As well as the amazing countryside, Burgh-Haamstede is home to many historic buildings. The Plompe Toren, for example! This tower is the only remaining vestige of the drowned village of Kouderkerke and you can climb it for free! If you train your eyes properly you can often see seals basking on the sandbanks in the distance. Or you can visit Bewaerschole, a characteristic building which was once a school in Weststraat in Burgh-Haamstede. Likewise Slot Haamstede, an impressive castle dating from the 13th century.
What to do in Burgh-Haamstede
Out and about in Burgh-Haamstede
You can visit Pannekoekenmolen De Graanhalm for a delicious sweet or savoury pancake. Are you curious to find out what the old Burghenaren school building looked like in 1920? On a visit to the Burghse Schoole museum, you’ll discover more about this and a lot more.
Burgh-Haamstede regularly hosts a number of attractive events. For example, the Burghse Dag folklore festival, held every year in the village. Activities include riding at the ring, local handicrafts and traditional costume. Curious to know about other events in Burgh-Haamstede? Check out our events calendar.