Nieuwe Sluis lighthouse


The fishing town of Breskens is the maritime resort of Zeeland-Flanders. There is plenty to see and do in and around town. This includes a visit to the fishery days and fine dining in one the town’s many restaurants. A walk along the seafront will afford great views across the Western Scheldt. Find out why Breskens is worth discovering!

Maritime resort

Breskens is situated behind a line of dunes. With its fishing harbour, marina and fine fish restaurants, this is the maritime resort of Zeeland-Flanders. Its sweeping beach is a great place to experience. On the sea wall is the oldest remaining cast-iron lighthouse in the Netherlands: the Nieuwe Sluis lighthouse. A real eye-catcher! Did you know you can visit this lighthouse? Check the Stichting Vuurtoren Breskens website for more information and opening times.

What to do in Breskens

Breskens fisheries museum

The Breskens fisheries museum (Visserijmuseum Breskens) brings the town’s fishing past to life. Here, for example, you can marvel at the fossils caught by the fishermen and learn how their nets are knitted and knots are tied. There is even a seawater aquarium.

Breskens fishery days

Every August Breskens holds its fishery days festival (Visserijfeesten). This is a vibrant happening with many live performances, a flea market and other attractions.

Eating out in Breskens

In Breskens there are plenty of places to enjoy eating and drinking. For example, there are several beach pavilions and on the main square, Spuiplein, there are eateries such as A-muse and Gerrie's. Spetters is a Michelin-star restaurant in the marina. Here you can combine fantastic cuisine with unique views across the Western Scheldt.

Enjoy Breskens

Eating and drinking, accommodation, seeing and doing

Want to know more about Breskens?

There’s more than enough to see and do in Breskens. Here’s a couple more tips: Did you know that you can take an excursion out onto the Western Scheldt? Both fun and educational. Perhaps you’ll spot the seals! And do you like walking along the coast? If so, the 'Beelden in Beeld' route is just the thing for you! Along this route you will pass all kinds of different artworks in Breskens.

Would you prefer to take a longer look around Breskens? Check out the accommodation.


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