You probably already knew that Zeeland offers the ideal base to enjoy sun, the ocean, and the beach. But did you know that Zeeland has a lot more to offer than that? From vibrant cities and cozy villages to relaxing nature areas: Zeeland has it all. And think about it, what better way to explore this watery province than on a two–wheeler? So jump on the bicycle and discover the sights in the area during a wonderful bicycling vacation in Zeeland.
It is not for nothing that Zeeland was voted to be a 5-star province to explore on a bicycle. Thanks to the peace, space, and nature, this is a popular place to cycle through. From Oesterdam Resort, both literally and as a matter of speech, you can go in all directions. In this vacation park on the water not only can you totally relax, you can also rent a bicycle here if you didn't bring them yourself. So let that bicycling vacation in Zeeland begin!
There are plenty of bicycling routes in Zeeland that will let you experience that "wow" effect. In addition, you don't have to be an expert cyclist to see some of the province. For instance, you can discover the Watersnoodroute. This route shows you a number of impressive parts of Schouwen–Duiveland. Who follows the route will come across the places where, in 1953, the emergency flood drained. From Oesterdam Resort you cycle to Bruinisse. From there you continue the route through Sirjansland, Dreischor, Nieuwerkerk, Ouwerkerk, Zonnemaire, and you finish in Noordgouwe. A route not only to learn about the province, but also her historys.
Another fun, and somewhat shorter route is perfect to discover in two hours' time the history of Tholen. During this route you pass several traditional farms on the island of Tholen, where you cycle through the village by the same name, as well as through Sint Philipsland. Information is available on the display signs located at each farm. Start in Tholen, a short distance from Oesterdam Resort, and continue through Oud–Vossemeer, Sint Philipsland, Anna Jacobapolder, Stavenisse and Sint–Maartensdijk. The finish on this route is located in Sint Annaland. Don't forget to take a look at the beautiful marina there.
Bicycling enthusiasts who wish to have an afternoon of fun can discover the west side of Zeeland. For instance, from Oesterdam Resort you can pay a visit to Natuurgebied De Pluimpot, which will take you 75 minutes round trip. Start at Vakantiepark Oosterschelde and cycle west in the direction of Nieuw–Strijen. To get to Natuurgebied De Pluimpot, for the most part you can cycle alongside the Oosterschelde. On the way, you can stop in the cozy village of Westkerke to have a seat on one of the terraces and enjoy an ice cold drink. After getting back on your bicycle, in 7 minutes you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. This will be an excellent place to spot birds, so don't forget to bring your camera or binoculars.
Another possibility is to head towards Noord–Beveland, which round trip will take you a little less than 6 hours. Cycle from Tholen to Bruinisse, then leave Kapelle and Zierikzee behind you. From there, cross the Zeelandbrug to arrive in Kortgene and Colijnsplaat. Noord–Beveland is know for its dykes, from which you have a view over the Oosterschelde and the Veerse Meer. Take a look behind the dykes and you will enjoy breathtaking swamp areas.
At the end of the day you probably want to eat something. Settle down at the Marina Beachclub and enjoy one of the most delicious seasonal dishes. Meanwhile you can admire the beautiful view thanks to the unique location on the water. Considering that Marina Beachclub is also located at the vacation park, after dinner you simply walk to your own accommodation. At Oesterdam Resort you can chose a villa or a hotel suite, where you will have everything you need. In the luxury hotel suites you can relax very well thanks to the king size beds and the luxury bathroom with rain shower and bathtub. The villas are also well equipped with royal bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and nice bathrooms. Especially nice is that a number of villas have their own wellness. Also, the hotel in Zeeland is equipped with spa and wellness. Here you feel all worries glide off of you while you close your eyes a moment. At the end of the vacation you return home feeling reborn.
Do you intent to plan a weekend or a midweek Zeeland? Don't wait any longer and book today!