Ferry à la Zeeland

Zeeuwse ferries

Wherever you are in Zeeland, you’ll always see the other side. We have a word for it: ‘overkant’. The alluring stroke of land on your horizon is calling out to you to “get-thee-over-here”. Ideally, now, on your bike, straight away and no detours allowed. Often, for you, there’s a ferry. Especially summertime, just walk aboard, take a break from pedalling. Easy, and a great way to see so much, differently.

Take a break, take a ferry

Way back in the ferry good old days, Zeeland had more than a hundred crossings. They were often the only link between your home island and the rest of the world. Nowadays most have stopped, replaced by a network of dams, bridges and tunnels. Just a precious handful of ferries (‘pontjes’, meaning a sort of bridge) still operate, for cyclists and pedestrians. They can save you literally several hours of diversions. And – this is priceless – your brief holiday crossing, a cruise indeed, over the water will unveil long, and probably windy, vistas you’d never otherwise see.

Very 5-star biking province

In May 2017, the national bike platform awarded us the highest accolade, as a 5-star biking province. Key factors were the overall quality of the bike hub system, network maintenance and the (many) bike cafés en route. The Zeeland Routebureau is continually enhancing the system. Just so you can get the best cycling in the Land-On-Sea. Come. Vote with your wheels.



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