What makes Zoutelande so special?
Zoutelande has south-facing beaches. Because of Zoutelande’s location, along with neighbouring Dishoek and Westkapelle, it is sometimes referred to as the Zeeland Rivièra. Zoutelande is a seaside resort for all the family. A narrow line of dunes and a dyke separate the village from the sea. The dunes are the highest in the vicinity. The beach has a Blue Flag in recognition of its clean and safe sands.
Some of the highest dunes in the Netherlands
St Catharine’s church
In the centre of the village is the 13th century church of St Catharine. The church, with its square stone tower is a local landmark. The building is visible from the dunes and from the Zoutelande’s sea front. Over the centuries, the village developed around the church. Amongst the buildings which make up the village are many restaurants, shops, holiday lets and other facilities.
The church of St Catharine underwent major restoration work in 2011. This included repointing work on the inside and outside walls of the building, damaged as a result of salt erosion. And instead of pews, the church now has chairs.