Zierikzee is an authentic old port with a rich history. Much of its past can still be savoured today. In fact, the town and its surroundings are home to over 500 listed buildings and monuments! What’s more, Zierikzee has a delightful harbour with many waterside bars. Its local shops are a draw for bargain hunters and a saunter round the old town is a sheer delight.

Outstanding Zierikzee

With over 500 listed buildings and monuments, Zierikzee has a fascinating history to be told. For example, the Gravesteen (a 16th century stone-built house), the Burgerweeshuis (the old orphanage), the Dikke Toren (church tower) and the Lutheran Church. Many of its historic buildings now house shops, often small independent establishments that add to the town’s charming and distinctive air.

In addition to all the historic sites, the town offers some great places of interest which add an extra dimension to your trip to Zierikzee. The harbour is a good place to wander and relax. The hundreds of monuments, places of interests and its many unique nooks and crannies make Zierikzee the ideal location for a short break. Would you like to know more about Zierikzee? Read more about what makes Zierikzee so special.

Zierikzee is amongst the top ten historic towns in the Netherlands, so it’s worth taking a tour of this magnificent old town! Plan one yourself or take one of the organised town trails with a special guide.

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What to do in Zierikzee

Zierikzee is a bustling town with plenty to offer. If you’re in Schouwen-Duiveland, Zierikzee is a great destination for shopping. The town has some delightful shopping streets with many smaller independent outlets. Order an ice cream or a coffee-to-go and find a quiet spot to watch the town come and go. Rest awhile at one of the many pavement cafes, on the waterside or in the centre. There are countless places where you can find a bite to eat and refreshments.


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