Villages and towns
Each town has its own story, its own charm and characteristics. Ideal for a visit during a cycling or walking trip:
Cadzand-Bad (Cadzand Beach) (1 km = 0.6 miles)
A seaside resort with numerous amenities such as shops, restaurants, fries and ice cream, bike rental and many beach pavilions.
The beach of Cadzand-Bad is only 5 minutes by bike from our campsite. The beaches and dunes are clean and wide. By the way, our beaches are among the cleanest in the Netherlands!
Cadzand-bad also has a beautiful new harbour. This State of the Art marina has 125 spacious berths of different sizes.
Zwin nature reserve (2 km)
This protected area lies on the southernmost coast of the Netherlands on the border with Belgium. Walks through the salt marshes and mud flats are possible with the assistance of a guide.
In the summer months the Zwin turns a purple colour on account of the blooming wild flowers. Because of the sea inlet the Zwin is also an important bird sanctuary.
Cadzand-Dorp (Cadzand Village) (2,5 km)
Old village centre and beautiful church with 13th century tower, the world peace flame and an old raised windmill that you can still visit.
Retranchement (2,7 km)
The most south-westerly coastal village in the Netherlands, just a few metres from the border with Belgium. Beautiful walk along the ramparts. Open timber windmill from 1643 and a lovely church from the 17th century.
Sluis (8,7 km)
Charming historical town with wonderful fortifications, belfry and quayside. All shops are open 7/7, many shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Sint-Anna Ter Muiden (9,3 km)
Picturesque village whose market square is on the national heritage list. The Stichting Kunstkring (Art Society Foundation) organises regular activities.
Groede (11,7 km)
Atmospheric historical village with attractive market square and typical houses. Several restaurants and the Flemish heritage museum street (Het Vlaemsche Erfgoed) are well worth a visit!
Breskens (15,7 km)
Fishing village where an annual fishing festival is held in August. The ferry to Flushing departs from Breskens and there is a Fishing Museum. For a trip to watch the seals you can jump on board the MS De Festijn.
Damme (Belgium) (17,7 km)
Known for the beautiful medieval market square, its numerous bookshops, restaurants and beautiful location on the Damme canal.
Aardenburg (18,7 km)
The oldest city in Zeeland! With remains from Roman times and later fortifications still visible. Archaeological museum and the old St. Baafs church.
Brugge (Belgium) (24 km)
Medieval city, known worldwide and celebrated for its beauty. Bruges is a must!
Cycling and walking
There’s no shortage of cycle tracks and walking trails near to the campsite. Suggested routes are marked or you can choose your route and the distance using the Zeeland node cycling system (FIKS). Many walking and cycling itineraries are available from the tourist office in Cadzand-Bad, both using maps or by text messaging and GPS.
Sports centre Cadzand-Bad
Tennis and squash courts, badminton, basketball, volleyball.
Moio Beach, Cadzand-Bad
Fun beach sports and sporting events on offer: beach golf, surf kayaks, surf rafting, kite surfing,
power kiting, blokart sailing, surfing.
Catamaran sailing school De Zeemeeuw, Retranchement
Catamaran sailing. Courses, rental, sailing trips and group activities.
Neptunus Tweewielers cycle hire, Cadzand-Bad
Bicycles, go-karts and beach wagons
Shortgolf Cadzand-bad (1 km)
You don't need a golfing license here! The course for both the beginner, recreational and advanced golfer!
Wooden windmill, Retranchement (2.7 km)
Wooden windmill on a raised mound located between the ramparts of Retranchement, built in 1643.
Windmill 'Nooitgedacht,' Cadzand-Dorp (3 km)
'The blue farm' Blauwe Hoeve (4 km)
A hundred cows are milked by automated machines and there are calves to stroke. There are guided tours to help get acquainted with the life of the modern cow and farmer.
Fuchsia Garden Zomerweelde, Cadzand (4,6 km)
Enjoy the flowers in many colours and shapes, animals and their offspring and the nostalgic atmosphere.
Museum pub 'Het Koekoeksnest', Nieuwvliet (6,4 km)
The pub features an automated orchestra, curiosities, a rural panorama terrace and playground.
Crea-Trends, Retranchement (6,5 km)
Creative workshops for children (clay modelling, decorating masks, jewellery making), shop, flower design, trendy jewellery.
Workshop 'de Test', Zuidzande (6,8 km)
Arts and crafts. In July and August you can learn how to ‘throw a pot’. Attractive countryside terrace.
Boerenhoeve Nieuwvliet indoor and outdoor centre, Nieuwvliet (7,2 km)
Indoor aerial runway, ‘death leap’, rope track, zip line, archery, caving, obstacle course, power kiting.
Pierewiet play area, Nieuwvliet (7,7 km)
Indoor playground, crafts, adventure garden, art crafts attic, go-karting, bouncy cushions.
Toversluis, Sluis (9 km)
Indoor play paradise, playground, bowling alley and magic wok restaurant.
The horse dairy farm, Oostburg (11,4 km)
Fun tours from June to September, horse riding, activities and terrace.
Museum street ‘Het Vlaemsche Erfgoed', Groede (11,6 km)
The world then and now. Activities, theatre and sidewalk pubs.
Monnikenwerve Ostrich Farm, Sluis (12 km)
Unique farm visit. Guided tour of the stables and pastures. Tearoom and terrace. Shopping.
Sincfala, Museum of the Zwin region, Knokke-Heist (13,5 km)
Explore together with your children the 2000 year history of the Zwin region.
Cruise on the Westerschelde, Breskens (18,3 km)
Seal watching, fishing or simply enjoy the rippling water.
Falcon farm, IJzendijke (20,6 km)
Falcon calling demonstrations.
De Kreeke Family Paradise (22,4 km)
Indoor and outdoor maze, indoor and outdoor playground, pub.
Boudewijn SeaPark, Brugge, Belgium (27,4 km)
Theme park with dolphin shows.
Plopsaland, De Panne, Belgium (80 km)
Breskens, Cadzand-Bad (Tourist market on all Mondays in July and August, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Aardenburg, Sas van Gent
IJzendijke, Terneuzen, Axel
Every 2nd Sunday of the month: Book market Damme. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
One of the biggest events in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen are the evening markets in Sluis.
Every year the markets take place on the 2 last Tuesdays of July and the 2 first Tuesdays of August.
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