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Top Choice Historic Site in Middelburg


This huge abbey complex dates from the 12th century and houses the regional government as well as three churches. It features a vast inner courtyard, the Abdijplein, unlike anything elsewhere in the Netherlands; it …
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Middelburg

De Mug

Don't be misled by the Heineken signs; the beer list is long and includes many rare Trappist varieties. Be sure to try the Mug Bitter, heavy on the hops, which is brewed in Middelburg especially for De Mug. There's …
Historic Building in Middelburg

Town Hall

Dominating the Markt, the town hall grabs the eye. It's ornately beautiful, and a pastiche of styles: the Gothic side facing the Markt is from the 1400s; the more classical portion on Lange Noordstraat dates from th…
Dutch in Middelburg

Restaurant De Eetkamer

De Eetkamer's produce is sourced locally, meats are house-cured and the menu changes with the seasons but might include the likes of foie-gras terrine with rum-marinated raisins, lobster tortellini with bisque, beef…
Dutch in Middelburg

De Gouden Bock

The colours of the coastal dunes add warmth to one of the town's most attractive restaurants. Settle into the cream- and blue-hued interior or gaze out over the square from the wicker chairs outside. Ingredients are…
Church in Middelburg


The Wandelkerk dates from the 1600s and holds the tombs of Jan and Cornelis Evertsen, admirals and brothers killed fighting the English in 1666. It encompasses Lange Jan ('Long John'; it has its own locally brewed b…
Festival in Middelburg


The Ringrijdendagen are held on two separate days, the first in July around the Abbey square, the second in August at the Molenwater. 'Ring riders' charge about on horseback in fancy dress carrying big sticks toward…
Brown Cafe in Middelburg

De Zaak

De Zaak's rustic interior with hefty beams and wine barrels makes it a cosy spot at any time, but you can't beat it in warm weather when the front terrace spills onto Pottenmarkt and turns into a giant street party.
Museum in Middelburg

Zeeuws Museum

The Zeeuws Museum is housed in the former monks’ dormitories of the Abdij abbey complex. Its collection of art and historic items is excellent, especially the traditional dress.
Live Music in Middelburg

De Spot

Entered through a broad arch, this wide-ranging venue hosts everything from jazz to rock, blues and open-mic nights. Check the online agenda to find out what coming up.