Ferry from Villingen, Holland, to Breskens, Belgium in winter.
Replies: 34 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2013 1:26 PM Last Post By: arizona
Jan 18, 2013 7:50 AM
Ferry from Villingen, Holland, to Breskens, Belgium in winter.Anyone know if this ferry will be running in winter time., ie January? Schedules, prices? Can you use a Dutch chip-kaart, or not? Cant find any information online. Also, it leaves nearby the Vlissengen central train station right?
Jan 18, 2013 7:57 AM
1It might help if you go the town name correct
Jan 18, 2013 8:02 AM
Jan 18, 2013 8:53 AM
3Maybe it´s my computer but the link doesn´t open, richiavo.
Here´s the schedule in Dutch: http://www.veolia-transport.nl/fastferries/reisinformatie/regionale-reisinformatie/vaartijden-2013/index.html
You just walk from the train on the ferry.
Jan 18, 2013 8:56 AM
4And, probably not very important: Breskens is still Netherlands. A bit confusing, it is called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen as you might know the Belgian Dutch speaking region.
Jan 18, 2013 9:14 AM
Jan 18, 2013 10:07 AM
6Woops sorry, just a typo, but i guess you knew which town i meant. I got the timetable from the website Arizona gave, thanks. Just assume it will still run in the dead of winter, only if the seas aren't too high? And sure it wont cost too much and you can use a chip kaart, as its still in the Netherlands.
Jan 18, 2013 10:50 AM
7almondy23: It pretty always sails, cheap as I remember. And no chipcard.
If not sailing you just take the bus through the Westerschelde tunnel to Terneuzen. With chipcard!
And continue to the real Belgium.
Jan 18, 2013 12:42 PM
8Cheers Arizona!! Just windy/wintery conditions forecast for coming days, so just wanted to check, although being Holland, I'm sure its all quite easy to figure out.
Jan 18, 2013 3:07 PM
Jan 19, 2013 2:50 AM
10I was intrigued by that 'Villingen'. It sounded like a place-name that could exist. And it does...
In the Schwarzwald - aka Black Forest - there is a Villingen, not too far from Trossingen, Ippingen, Deisslingen, Esslingen, Tuttlingen and dozens of other -ingens.
Jan 19, 2013 3:51 AM
Jan 19, 2013 4:57 AM
12Villingendorf! How stupid to forget Villingendorf!
(I had to look it up, if you don't mind, and see it lying in the middle of an ocean of -ingens: Leidringen, Dormettingen, Wilflingen, Wellendingen, just to mention a few. I also see an Uberdingen, which suggests an Unterdingen, which curiously enough doesn't exist.)
Jan 19, 2013 6:18 AM
Jan 19, 2013 6:34 AM
And, BTW, the traditional English exonym for Vlissingen is Flushing, but i doubt lots of people in The Netherlands would be aware of that.
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