Traditional Zeeland

(Visiting a clog factory, followed by a walk along the dike, some sightseeing, lunch, a tour of the city of Middelburg and free time)

This excursion starts at the only clog factory in Zeeland where traditional Dutch wooden shoes are still made. You´ll see a live demonstration of how the traditional tools are used, whilst a simple block of wood is transformed into a clog! The clog-maker will happily tell you all about what he is doing, and after the demonstration, you´ll have enough time to look around the shop. The shop has all kinds of souvenirs, including clogs. Opposite the clog factory there is a dike that will give you beautiful views of the Westerschelde estuary. This excursion starts at the only clog factory in Zeeland where traditional Dutch wooden shoes are still made. You´ll see a live demonstration of how the traditional tools are used, whilst a simple block of wood is transformed into a clog! The clog-maker will happily tell you all about what he is doing, and after the demonstration, you´ll have enough time to look around the shop. The shop has all kinds of souvenirs, including clogs. Opposite the clog factory there is a dike that will give you beautiful views of the Westerschelde estuary.

The last stop for the day will be the city of Middelburg, the provincial capital of Zeeland. The city has a rich history which is evident in its ancient buildings and monuments. The tremendous abbey, the impressive town hall and the magnificent warehouses give you a good sense of the city's past. A guided tour will show you the city´s sights, including the ‘Lange Jan’ or Long John Tower and the town hall. After that, you will have time to yourself for visiting the city’s unusual shops or sitting down for a cup of something and a delicious local speciality in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

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