Culture

Zeeland is bursting with cultural festivals, fascinating museums, beautiful galleries, art and artists, who come here to be inspired by the exceptional quality of the light. When visiting Zeeland, you´ll find there is no escaping such a rich tradition of culture.

Interesting theatre venues during the Nazomerfestival  
At the end of August and the beginning of September, when the evenings are often still warm, extraordinary theatre performances are put on in some equally extraordinary locations, like disused shipyards, on top of dikes or in empty fields. The locations are different every year except for one, Abdijplein Square in Middelburg, which is the heart of the festival with live bands as well as theatre. For more information about the Nazomerfestival, click here .

Film by the Sea
Film and literature are the heart of Film by the Sea, the best film festival in the Netherlands. The cinemas (in Vlissingen and Terneuzen) that take part in the event are right on the seafront, which means that you can stroll barefoot along the beach and catch a breath of fresh air in between performances. The film festival starts on the second Friday in September, every year, and is a ten day, film-packed event (about 150 films in total) with talk shows, workshops, master classes, gatherings and plenty of inspiration.

Classical music festivals
The Festival van Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (Zeelandic Flanders Festival) is truly inspirational! Held throughout October, every year, you can listen to classical music varying from Mozart and Bach to more modern composers on stages of all sizes throughout Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (from theatres to idyllic tiny churches). For more information, click here.

What a lot of festivals!
The people of Zeeland love festivals and cultural events and you can find them all on the events calendar. Everything from the smallest pop festival on the coast to art and cultural tours in the polders; they are all here.

And what a lot of museums!
On top of its festivals and cultural events, Zeeland also has a lot of fascinating museums. They cover historic themes such as traditional clothing, the Second World War and archaeology, to name but a few. All of the museums in Zeeland are listed at www.zeelandmuseumland.nl.