Hulst’s illustrious past
What to do in Hulst
Hulst is known for a bonhomie more easily associated with our southern neighbours. Hardly surprising, since the Belgian border is just a stone’s throw away. Hulst is a town for foodies and bon viveurs. The centre of town has a whole host of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can also sample a tipple or two at the town’s Vermeersen brewery which organises tours of the site.
The Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe
Close to Hulst is the nature reserve of the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (literally the ‘drowned land of Saeftinghe’). With its salt marshes, this nature reserve is the largest of its kind in Europe. A visit to the area will give you a good idea of how nature responds to the rhythm of the tides, the influence of the sea and the Schelde river. Would you rather see some of the countryside closer to Hulst? Check out the hiking trails along its water defences and creeks.
Vestrock and other events
Hulst is renowned for the numerous events it hosts every year. In the space of just a few years, the annual Vestrock festival has expanded to become a three-day event attracting around 25,000 visitors. Curious to know about other events in Hulst? Check out our events calendar.