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Welcome in ... Schouwen-Duiveland. Surrounded by water as far as the eye can see: Schouwen-Duiveland exudes Zeeland like no other! This island is a fabulous find for any nature lover, but for culture and museums, you have come to the right place as well. So, what is there to do on Schouwen-Duiveland?

Nature on Schouwen-Duiveland

Schouwen-Duiveland also still bears the scars from the 1953 flood disaster, as is evident in the interesting nature the island has to offer. In addition to stunning forests, there are also beautiful dunes, dikes and salt marshes. You can explore all the island has to offer by bike, but also on foot if you prefer. It is a well-known nature reserve for getting out and about. You will also find Boswachterij Westerschouwen (the forestry) here. If you want to grab a bite to eat or warm up with a mug of coffee, you'll find Paviljoen Duinzigt right by the entrance to this forest. Another nature reserve that is well worth a visit is Nationaal Park Oosterschelde, a great place for bird watchers and cyclists: in fact, you can cycle along the entire southern coast here. In short: there is so much nature on Schouwen-Duiveland that you can enjoy during your stay.

Activities on Schouwen-Duiveland

Schouwen-Duiveland offers numerous activities that are suitable for young and old. Whether you are after a relaxing day on the beach or an active adventure in nature, this island has something to please everyone. From historic towns to modern attractions: there is plenty to explore in this diverse region.


The inhabited part of Schouwen-Duiveland is also definitely worth a visit. Historic places like Bruinisse, Brouwershaven and Zierikzee are worth exploring and an excellent way to get to know Zeeland better. Combining nature and culture is ever so easy here! Take a lovely stroll together through the old streets with the beautiful listed buildings. Or why not enjoy delicious food and drinks on a convivial terrace? You could also browse the trendy shops of Zierikzee. In any case, there is never a dull moment!

Watersnoodmuseum (Flood Museum)

Schouwen-Duiveland has several museums, including the Watersnoodmuseum. Located in Ouwerkerk, this museum gives visitors a disconcerting look at the natural disaster that devastated so much of Zeeland in 1953. The museum takes you along in the experiences of ordinary people with an unusual narrative about water, the rebuilding, and about the floods that are still happening around the world. A visit to this museum is an absolute must if you want to find out more about the history of Zeeland.

Seaside resorts

The seaside resorts of Schouwen-Duiveland offer perfect spots to enjoy the beaches. There are four different beach categories. For families with children, there are family beaches with a variety of amenities, for example, in Renesse or Burgh-Haamstede. At these beaches, the water gets deeper very gradually, which makes them suitable for children. Natural beaches are also available, where you can enjoy peace and quiet, as well as two zones for nudist recreation. If you love water sports or other sporting activities, head over to the dedicated water sports beaches where you can exercise to your heart's content. Last but not least, there are family water sports beaches, which are suitable for families and water sports enthusiasts alike.

Eating out in Schouwen-Duiveland

Schouwen-Duiveland is a stunning island where you can enjoy great food and drink. There is a wide variety of restaurants where you can enjoy Zeeland's specialties and other delicacies. One of the most famous restaurants on the island is De Oude Haven in Zierikzee. With its extensive menu of fish and meat dishes and a wide selection of wines, you are sure to have a great time. What's more: you will have a delightful view of the harbour.
If you are looking for convivial ambiance, you should definitely visit De Wig in Renesse. If you prefer sweeping views of the Oosterschelde, we can highly recommend Restaurant de Schelphoek in Serooskerke. Located very close to the beach, this restaurant offers delicious fish and meat dishes as well as vegetarian options.
In short, there is plenty of choice for fine dining on Schouwen-Duiveland. Whether it is fish, meat, or vegetarian food you are after: there is something for everyone.

Holiday home rentals

If you are considering a holiday home in Schouwen-Duiveland in Zeeland, you can rent a holiday home at Welcome.in to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this artistic village. Whether you are looking for a cottage close to the beach or more towards the inhabited world, Welcome.in is the place for you. With our broad selection, you will surely find something that exactly meets your expectations. Discover our offer of holiday homes here.