Being active

Cycling, walking, surfing....

The south side of Schouwen-Duiveland is an area full of discoveries. Hop on your bike or put on your walking shoes and discover all this beauty!

Cycling

Hop on your bike and discover all the beauty in the area! At reception we also sell cycling network maps of Fietsnetwerk Zeeland (FIKS). Choose a cycling tour outside the dykes with a view of the water or a windy route close to the dykes! The routes also take you past the villages and towns of Zeeland.

Lovely routes include:

Dunes, beach and sea attract tourists to the western part of the former island of Schouwen. Less known is the attractive transition area between dunes and polder. Here, you will cycle through a varied landscape of small woods, hedgerows, orchards and secluded areas of fields and meadows.
  Dreischor is not only the best-preserved church village in Zeeland, it has also gained international recognition as the 'greenest village in Europe 2001'. The almost unrealistically quiet village is the centre of a route that connects 'green' and 'then' on the former island of Dreischor.

Walking

The south side of Schouwen-Duiveland is an area full of meadows and wetlands where water, meadow and migratory birds feel very much at home. It is a true boulevard for birds! From watchtowers, you can always see the redshanks, oystercatchers, curlews and geese, but who knows, you might even spot more beautiful birds through your binoculars. In short ... put on your walking shoes and discover all this beauty! These are our favourite routes (pdf) from the park. Walking maps are for sale at the reception desk.

Once upon a time Zeeland had more than one hundred different ferry boats. For the people of Zeeland this was often the only connection between their own island and the rest of the world. Most ferry services are now redundant. We now have dams, bridges and tunnels. Nevertheless, a handful of ferries are still in operation. Specially designed to take cyclists and pedestrians to the other side.

Adventurous

  • Passagiersschip de Onrust in Burgh-Haamstede: Discover the surprising beauty of the largest National Park in the Netherlands with a round trip on the Oosterschelde.
  • SurfKaravaan in Ouddorp: Surf lessons on demand at the Oostvoornse lake.
  • Beware Beach in Ouddorp: for a clinic beach sailing or kitebugging.
  • RentTourBuy in Ouddorp: rent a Segway and explore the beautiful surroundings.