Terneuzen, situated on the mighty Westerschelde estuary is a maritime town where people have been working hard for centuries. The results of this hard work are the dikes along the Westerschelde estuary, the lock complex and the canal from Ghent to Terneuzen plus considerable international trade. But nowadays, there is also time for fun with a theatre, cinema, ski piste and the longest shopping street in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Modern Terneuzen has something for everyone.

There’s so much to see, discover and experience in Terneuzen from a nature playground to school museum, from sculpture trails to retail therapy. Pretend you’re the captain of a tug boat at the lock complex or click on your skis and whizz down the piste.

Terneuzen is home to Willem Van der Decken, captain of the ghost ship ‘The Flying Dutchman’.  Against his better judgement he left on Easter Day. During the trip they ran into a storm and never came back. His ‘ghost ship’ is now in Terneuzen. 

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