Destination guide

Renesse is what to see on the North Sea

Just over an hour's drive from Antwerp and The Hague, the charming beach town of Renesse feels worlds away. Set along the North Sea, Renesse is known for its more than 10 miles of sandy shoreline, outdoor activities, and a buzzy nightlife scene. Renesse's vibrant downtown revolves around the central Jacobuskerk, a historic church with a tower dating back to the 15th century, and you can find plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars throughout the town. Your Renesse vacation rental will put you close to the Iguana Reptile Zoo and the Kop van Schouwen nature reserve.

Things to do

History, lizards, and beyond—Renesse's cultural scene

After you've had your fill of Renesse's great outdoors, you won't have any trouble hunting down the town's must-see sights. You can grab a bite at the Moermond Keep, a 16th-century castle that's now home to a hotel and a restaurant. Nature lovers of all ages will find something to enjoy at the Kop van Schouwen nature reserve, a sprawling waterfront wilderness of sand dunes and grasslands that's popular with birdwatchers and cyclists. For another side of nature, the Iguana Reptile Zoo is home to more than 500 reptiles, amphibians, and insects.


Get out(doors)—fun in the sun in Renesse

Outdoorsy types are drawn to Renesse every summer, and it's no wonder—you'll find plenty of cycling paths and campsites throughout the town. During the warmer months, you can catch 1 of the free summer shuttles to the broad, sandy beachfront along the North Sea. Here, you'll find that the beach is separated into different sections for leisurely sunbathing and more boisterous waterfront activities. After that, head to the lively town center, where you can shop in Renesse's numerous boutiques, or just nosh some local cuisine at 1 of the many open-air cafes.


Hot fun in the summertime—seasonal, sunny Renesse

Renesse has an oceanic climate, with warm summers, cool winters, and regular rainfall throughout the year. August is the hottest month, with average temperatures peaking at 69 degrees. Spring and fall are cool and crisp, with temperatures rising quickly in April and May, and falling in October and November. Winters are on the chilly side with average temperatures ranging from 37 to 43 degrees in February. A popular warm-weather destination, summers are Renesse's busiest season by a landslide. You'll be most likely to find low rates on Renesse vacation rentals during the off-season, from October through May.

Natural features

Do you zee what I zee? Sand, sun, and surf in Renesse

Part of the Zeeland region, Renesse sits on a low-lying island attached to the mainland by a series of bridges and highways. Middleburg, Zeeland's capital, is a short drive from your Renesse vacation rental, and you can reach Antwerp, The Hague, and Rotterdam in less than 90 minutes by car. The coastal areas around Renesse are largely made up of rolling sand dunes and broad, sandy beaches along the North Sea. Further inland, you can find gently sloping hillsides and grassy fields, dotted here and there with lagoons, rivers, and lakes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Renesse

The nearest airport is in Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), located 31.9 mi (51.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Renesse?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 671 vacation rentals near Renesse. From 300 Houses to 94 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Renesse for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Renesse?

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

  • Edelstenenbuurt: 18 vacation rentals
  • Middelburg-West: 16 vacation rentals
  • Binnenstad: 19 vacation rentals
  • Abdij: 18 vacation rentals
  • Stadhuis: 19 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Renesse?

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

  • Renesse Beach: 1,292 vacation rentals
  • Domburg Beach: 1,228 vacation rentals
  • Ouddorp Beach: 890 vacation rentals
  • Natuurgebied De Pluimpot: 953 vacation rentals
  • Miniature Walcheren: 1,495 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Renesse listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Renesse?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 300 Houses in Renesse. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Renesse include:

  • Bungalows: 94 rentals available
  • Chalets: 58 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 95 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Renesse?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 107 vacation rentals with pool available in Renesse. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.