Destination guide

Zeeland's water wonderland

There are 3 main parts to Zeeland, each jutting into the North Sea as the deltas of the Rhine, the Meuse and the Scheldt combine to filter past the spirit level-flat coastlands. Water is everywhere in these parts, which means dykes and dams and sea walls line the shores, just as much as sandy beaches do. Zeeland vacation rentals make the most of their closeness to the water – they are top summertime pads that often have walking access to some of the less-trodden and more beautiful sands in the Netherlands.

Things to do

Zeeland's handsome capital

For the top sights and attractions, you might want to seek out charming Zeeland vacation rentals in the historic city of Middelburg. You'll bed down between centuries-old canals and traditional Dutch architecture, all centered on a bustling square, where regular farmers' markets take place throughout the week. The Zeeuws Museum is also set in the heart of the town. It's dedicated to the rich art and heritage of the Zeeland region, packed with ceramics and tapestries and more, much of it dating all the way back to the 1500s.


A sandy break in Zeeland

If you're pining for all the activities of a traditional beach break but want to explore somewhere a little more off-the-beaten-track this year, why not take a chance on Zeeland? This 3-fingered province, that's washed by the North Sea, has countless stretches of powdery sand where you can lay the towel, take a dip, construct the perfect sandcastle or enjoy a salt-sprayed picnic by the waves. Cycling and coastal walking are also great fun in Zeeland's flat and sandy landscapes.


Zeeland's ripe for summer adventures

There's no doubt that Zeeland vacation rentals by the beaches are at their best in the summer months. In the Netherlands, that warm and sunny season tends to last from June to August, bringing regular temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and seeing bodies fill the sandy stretches of coast that line the North Sea. Spring and fall, in months like May and September, can be a good time to visit if you like to dodge the crowds. Just be ready for chilly evenings and a greater likelihood of storms rolling in off the water, then.

Natural features

Zips of coast and water in Zeeland

With over 400 miles of coastline and shores that bend and twist along the North Sea, Zeeland is among the top seaside retreats in the Netherlands. Beaches like Waterwingebied – long, white-hued and backed by dunes – merge with blustery Breezand to offer plenty of places to sunbathe and build sandcastles, come summer. Places like Walcheren and Noord-Beveland were once islands, but are now connected to the main peninsulas of Zeeland by dykes and bridges. They are awash with pretty coastal parks and dunes that ring Veerse Meer – a colossal manmade lagoon.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zeeland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zeeland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Veere: 667 vacation rentals
  • Domburg: 565 vacation rentals
  • Middelburg: 803 vacation rentals
  • Municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland: 1,271 vacation rentals
  • Zierikzee: 984 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Zeeland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zeeland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zeeland:

  • Veere: 667 rentals
  • Domburg: 565 rentals
  • Middelburg: 803 rentals
  • Zierikzee: 984 rentals
  • Kortgene: 635 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Zeeland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Zeeland are:

  • Deurne Airport (ANR): 127 vacation rentals
  • Rotterdam Airport (RTM): 426 vacation rentals
  • Centraal Airport (QRH): 374 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zeeland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Zeeland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Renesse Beach: 1,278 rentals
  • Zeelandbrug: 1,361 rentals
  • Golfvereniging De Brugse Vaert: 1,170 rentals
  • Natuurgebied De Pluimpot: 947 rentals
  • Miniature Walcheren: 1,484 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zeeland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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