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Vlissingen
Travel Guide

The port town of Vlissingen has a rich history, protected cityscape and exciting festivals. It's the perfect seaside destination for young and old.

Vlissingen is the birthplace of the most skilled admiral in Dutch history and a popular destination among tourists from around the world. What better way to relax than sipping a drink on the longest promenade in the Netherlands while watching the sea? The town centre has trendy shops, historic buildings and great museums.

Vlissingen was first mentioned in 1247. Because of the town’s strategic location between a river and the sea, it changed hands several times over the centuries. The history of Vlissingen has always been connected with the sea. muZEEum in Lampsinshuis, which has a unique watchtower, is a great place to learn about the maritime past of Vlissingen and Zeeland.

The Arsenaal is a great experience for the whole family. There’s a pirate park and a sea aquarium with rays and sharks, as well as a 65 m high lighthouse with a fantastic view of the town and the Westerschelde. Visitors interested in history must go to the Gevangentoren. This 15th-century tower was the town prison for a long time. Today, it’s home to a romantic restaurant with great food.

The promenade is probably the best-known part of Vlissingen. Here you will find sidewalk cafés and restaurants, as well as a bamboo wind organ and a statute of Michiel de Ruyter, the Netherlands’ most skilled admiral. Festival-goers will also love Vlissingen: Vlissingen Maritiem is a sailing festival that takes place every other year, with bigger or similar festivals held in-between. The lively dance festival Groove to Chill takes place several times a year.

There are a lot of hotels, hostels and other types of accommodation to choose from. Whether you're travelling alone, with your partner or with the whole family, there's something to do for every budget. Vlissingen is easy to reach by car and public transport and the nearest airport is across the Belgian border in Antwerp.

What are you waiting for? Come to Vlissingen, delve into its history and let the call of the sea seduce you ...

Amadore Hotel Restaurant Arion
Amadore Hotel Restaurant Arion
4 out of 5
Boulevard Bankert 266, Vlissingen
The price is £123 per night from 2 May to 3 May
With direct access to the beach, this Vlissingen hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of St Jacobskerk, Vlissingen Wind Organ and Zeeland Maritime ...
4.2/5Very Good! (251 reviews)
"Good hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location. Tasty food at the restaurant. All necessary anti-COVID measures implemented."

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Amadore Hotel Restaurant Arion
Strandhotel Westduin
Strandhotel Westduin
4 out of 5
Westduin 1, Vlissingen
The price is £97 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Vlissingen hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Vlissingen Wind Organ and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Zoutelande Beach. St Jacobskerk and Zeeland ...
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
"Uitstekend ontbijt te gebruiken op de kamer ivm covid. Ligging aan zee."

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Strandhotel Westduin
Zandpaviljoen Pier 7
Zandpaviljoen Pier 7
3 out of 5
Boulevard Evertsen 1, Vlissingen, Zeeland
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Located in Vlissingen, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Zeeland Maritime Museum and Het Arsenaal. Zoutelande Beach and Veere ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Superleuke locatie direct aan het strand."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Zandpaviljoen Pier 7
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Unique 6-person Beach Cottage in Vlissingen, Directly at the Beach
Unique 6-person Beach Cottage in Vlissingen, Directly at the Beach
Strand Westduin 82, Vlissingen, Zeeland
Situated in Vlissingen, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vlissingen Wind Organ, St Jacobskerk and Zeeland Maritime Museum. Het Arsenaal is 1 mi (1.7 ...
Unique 6-person Beach Cottage in Vlissingen, Directly at the Beach
Studio for 3 People and 1 Child in Vlissingen
Studio for 3 People and 1 Child in Vlissingen
Boulevard de Ruyter 12, Vlissingen, Zeeland
Located in the heart of Vlissingen, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Zeeland Maritime Museum and St Jacobskerk. Het Arsenaal and Vlissingen Wind ...
Studio for 3 People and 1 Child in Vlissingen
These Non-smoking Apartments Offer you a Stunning View of the Westerschelde, Luxury, Peace, Space and are Completely Furnished
These Non-smoking Apartments Offer you a Stunning View of the Westerschelde, Luxury, Peace, Space and are Completely Furnished
Boulevard Bankert 634, Vlissingen, Zeeland
The price is £267 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Vlissingen Wind Organ and St Jacobskerk. Zeeland Maritime Museum and Het Arsenaal ...
These Non-smoking Apartments Offer you a Stunning View of the Westerschelde, Luxury, Peace, Space and are Completely Furnished
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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