Discover historical Hulst
Wondering what to do while on holiday in your own country? How does a walk through the Verdonk land of Saeftinge sound, a visit to the most beautiful baseliek in the Netherlands, or a journey through time in the city of Hulst? In Zeeland you sincerely look out your eyes. An abundance of space and tranquility. Be surprised by the typical Zeeland dikes and creeks, get a breath of fresh air on the beaches and look out on a special tidal harbor.
Can we recommend a few things?
Hulst, the city
During your stay in Hulst, visit the ancient city center. It is the most Flemish fortified city in the Netherlands and Zeeuws-Vlaanderen at its best. Here both countries fought for dominion over the area, after which the people of Hulst converted their city into a true fortress. It is still completely intact to this day and is admired by many visitors. The Saint Willibrord Basilica - which was declared the most beautiful in the Netherlands - the City Hall and many other monumental buildings complete the fortified city.
Are you going for the Flemish atmosphere? The city center is bursting with cozy restaurants, cafes and shops. Take adjusted opening hours into account.
Even for the little ones, there's more than enough fun to go around in Hulst. For children, frequent trips and puzzle tours are organized in the city center.
Hulst, its nature
Do you need a green environment? The Drowned Land of Saeftinghe is one of the larger and more special nature reserves in Zeeland and also the largest brackish water area in the Netherlands. Here you will find peace, space and lots of fun.
From Hulst, the coast is just 45 minutes away by car. Would you rather make it a bike ride? Then the Perkpolder is what you are looking for: a beach a few minutes from Hulst where you can enjoy delicious snacks and drinks at beach pavilion Bar Goed. To the west of Hulst you can get a breath of fresh air at 't Groot Eiland, where countless walking routes can be found.
Lovers of specialties can also go to Hulst. In Paal, a community in Hulst, you can take a seat in the marina on various occasions to admire the ebb and flow at close quarters. Would you rather walk? Then visit the Master van Heijden quarry in Nieuw Namen, where layers and fossils dating back millions of years can be seen. Finally, we would like to recommend the tangible history of the State-Spanish lines, where the inhabitants of the border region have defended themselves over the centuries against hostile attacks.
In short, Hulst offers plenty of opportunities for everyone to discover and admire.