The 14 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Middelburg

When you walk into the centuries-old Middelburg, the abbey tower, the Lange Jan, will stand out. This tower shows off everywhere and it is a true experience to climb it. Middelburg is one of the trading cities of the VOC. The city's prosperous past can still be felt when you walk through the city centre. Visit the Zeeuws Museum or walk past the 15th century Stadhuis, the Hofje underneath the Tower and the 17th century Kuiperspoort. Or go on a cruise and see the glorious past from a different angle. Save your favorite spots on your city guide and explore.

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Zeeuws Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Zeeland and give your eyes a living in the Zeeuws museum. You will find yourself in a treasure trove full of history and art.

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Take a break in this idyllic spot in Middelburg during a day in town and go in search of Sofie, the kissing girl of Sjer Jacobs.

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The last remaining city gate in Middelburg is a nice starting point for a walk along the stronghold.

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Admire the beautiful mansions and warehouses from the VOC period and look for a cosy restaurant or terrace in the port of Middelburg.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Middelburg

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Lange Jan

Located in the middle of the historic centre of Middelburg stands the abbey tower de Lange Jan. You can climb the 90.5 meter high tower yourself.

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This former town hall houses the most admirable museum in Middelburg. The art collections are innovative and constantly change.

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In the old days, the authentic abbey was used as a monastery and the monks lived here. There is also a museum and office.

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The Spijkerbrug does have very special details. The richly decorated bridge has a lifting mechanism. This allows boats to sail into the harbour.

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Recommended for an overnight stay in Middelburg

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Molen De Hoop

This round railing mill from 1735 at the Vlissings Bolwerk in Middelburg is held by a group of volunteer millers.

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Visit the Markt and see this beautiful town hall built in a Gothic style by a Flemish architectural family.

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Iike yourself in the 17th century and walk through the narrow street of the Kuiperspoort. In the old days, barrels and vats were made on this street.

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Hofje Onder den Toren

This court is very appropriate to find at the foot of the abbey tower Lange Jan and was created during the Reconstruction of Middelburg.

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Discover the real Zeeland feeling in Middelburg on these 15 spots

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This is the first church in Middelburg specially built for Protestant worship. Due to his appearance, he is prominently present in the city.

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Formerly a shooting range, inn and hospital, nowadays a grand-café and cinema with a beautiful view over the city centre from the tower.

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