Zeeuws Museum


Housed in the former monks’ dormitories of the abbey complex, this museum is divided into three permanent sections: one concentrating on fashion; another on the history, culture and landscape of Zeeland; and the third presenting a themed assortment of items from the museum's collection arranged as a jam-packed Wanderkamer (Chamber of Wonder). The last is a hit with children and adults alike. There is also one floor devoted to temporary exhibitions. The on-site cafe is a good lunch spot.

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Nearby Middelburg attractions

1. Abdij

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Dating from the 12th century, this huge abbey complex houses the regional government as well as two churches: the Koorkerk (built for the clergy) and…

2. Nieuwe Kerk

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Part of the original 13th-century Abdij but largely rebuilt in the 16th century after a fire extensively damaged the complex, this double-naved church is…

3. Koorkerk

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Dating from the 1300s but largely rebuilt in the 16th-century after a fire devastated the Abdij complex, the vaulted Koorkerk (Choir Church) operated as a…

4. Lange Jan Tower

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This 91m tower is topped with a gilded imperial crown, a tribute to Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Climb the 200-odd steps to enjoy views over town.

5. Wandelkerk

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Dating from the 1600s, this walkway between the two churches in the Abdij holds the tombs of Jan and Cornelis Evertsen, admirals and brothers killed…

6. Damplein

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The area around the elongated Damplein (east of the Abdij) preserves many 18th-century houses, some of which have been turned into interesting shops,…

7. Stadhuis

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Dominating the Markt, the town hall certainly grabs the eye. It's ornately beautiful, and displays a pastiche of styles: the Gothic side facing the Markt…

8. Markt


On Thursdays, this huge square in the centre of town hosts a popular market where stalls sell food and household products. Its proximity to the Stadhuis,…