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Welcome in… Brouwershaven. If you are looking for amazing sightseeing opportunities, then you have come to the right place. Situated right on the lake of Grevelingen, you will find Brouwershaven, which after Zierikzee has the most listed buildings on Schouwen-Duiveland. Brouwershaven, affectionately known as 'Brouw' with the locals, has been around since the 13th century: so, you can probably imagine how much history this place exudes. There is a good reason why Brouwershaven is a popular destination among tourists. Whether you come for a cultural or indeed an active visit, Brouwershaven has so much to offer.

The waters of Brouwershaven

Brouwershaven is inextricably linked with water. The small city has a rich fishing history and is situated directly on the lake of Grevelingen. It is one of Zeeland's protected town and cityscapes. The waters of Brouwershaven are best explored by taking a canal boat tour. It will take you along the Zeeland Bridge, Plompe Toren and the Oosterscheldekering water works. During the summer months, you can sail along on a historic sailing ship from the unloading wharf. The harbour extends right into the centre, creating a charming atmosphere.


Don't forget to enjoy some time on the beach during your holiday in Brouwershaven. Brouwersdam and Renesse beach are not far away. Enjoy the many long stretches of beach on Schouwen-Duiveland. You will have your toes in the sane before you know it!

Culture in Brouwershaven

On the market square, you will find the statue of Jacob Cats, also affectionately known as 'Father Cats'. This poet was born in Brouwershaven. His childhood home, at 7 Noorddijk, is still standing. Jacob Cats was an important figure in the culture of Brouwershaven. Special Jacob Cats-themed city tours are available so you can see the beautiful historic city through the eyes of the young Jacob Cats.


If you want to discover more sights in Brouwershaven, be sure to visit the Grote or Sint Nicolaaskerk (Great or Saint Nicholas Church), which you will undoubtedly pass by. This impressive building is the biggest church in Schouwen-Duiveland and well worth walking into. We also recommend taking a stroll through the historic city centre and the Markt square with its authentic streets. The authentic farms and barns in the old city centre, as well as the De Waag building and the 18th-century sluice near the Muralt and Molen Windlust mill are noteworthy as well.

Restaurants in Brouwershaven

Brouwershaven has plenty of restaurants where you can spend a wonderful evening eating out. For local specialties, we recommend Restaurant de Brouwerie. Herberg 't Swarte Schaep in the old harbour also offers many local delicacies as well as a convivial atmosphere.

Holiday home rentals

If you are considering a stay in Brouwershaven, at Welcome.in you can rent a holiday to enjoy the beautiful culture and history of the city. Whether you are after a cottage on the beach or prefer being closer to civilisation, you have come to the right place. With our broad selection, you will surely find something that exactly meets your expectations. Discover our offer of holiday homes here.