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Introducing Middelburg

Pleasant and prosperous Middelburg, Zeeland's sedate capital, is a perfect base for exploring the region and for getting to know the stolid, obliging Zeelanders.

Although Germany destroyed much of the town's historic centre in 1940, many parts have been rebuilt and you can still get a solid feel for what life must have been like hundreds of years ago. The fortifications built by the Sea Beggars in 1595 can still be traced in the pattern of the main canals encircling the old town.