Beach, sea and dunes are unmistakable characteristics of Cadzand. Beside that the area is known for its outstretched polders with pristine nature reserves where many bird species breed and forage. National reserves like Zwin, Zwarte Polder and Cletemspolder show West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen at its best. Many of the reserves can be visited indivdually or with a guide.
Typical characteristics of this region are the dikes with their large trees, hidden creeks, endless country roads with old pollard willows, wetlands, Spanish fortresses and fortifications. Using the extended cycling netwerk for which map scan be purchased at the Tourist Office, one can explore the area in his own pace and manner.
In Zeeuws-Vlaanderen extensive shopping is possible 7 days a week, as well as pinnacle dining and enjoying the cozy terraces. The area provides a wide range of shops and local markets. Many of the boutiques show clothes of more prestigious brands than conventional in other parts of the Netherlands.
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is famous for the local delicacies. Local head chefs love to boast about Zeeuws Vlaanderen’s finest produce! The best restaurant in the Netherlands, Oud Sluis with 3 Michelin stars, is located in picturesque Sluis. Besides the famous cook of this restaurant, Sergio Herman, other starred cooks in the area are Edwin Vinke of De Kromme Watergang and Francois de Potter of La Trinité. Sure enough, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen has the highest amount of starrestaurants per capita, and it doesn’t stop there! The many cafes, restaurants and cozy beachhouses complete your stay.