Surroundings Parelduyn Oostkapelle

Surroundings

Oostkapelle is the family seaside resort. A vast child friendly sandy beach, attractive  village centre and there are a lot of things that can be done in the area. Also the lovers of nature will feel at home in Oostkapelle. The village is surrounded by two nature reserves of national importance.

Walcheren is surprisingly varied. Walcheren is the favourite beach destination of many people. It has the most sunshine hours of the Netherlands and beautiful wide,  clean beaches. Apart from the beaches Walcheren has many cycle paths which pass through all sorts of pretty little villages. A cycling tour across the peninsula also offers nice views on the highest dunes of the country.

Walcheren is famous for its attractive seaside resorts Domburg, Oostkapelle and Vrouwenpolder and the beautiful quaint little towns like Veere and Middelburg. Apart from the beach there is enough to do in the attractions and museums. For more information about the weather in the area: www.meteowallie.nl.

‘Sjezenrijden’ This is a traditional pastime in Zeeland. With ‘sjezenrijden’ the farmer and his wife ride together in a gig. The gig is drawn by a horse. With a  lance the farmer’s wife tries to stick through  a ring. Also with ‘ringrijden’ the man or the woman on horseback (without a saddle) tries to stick a lance through a ring, but this happens in a relatively short course, and with sjezenrijden’’the horsedrawn gig makes a tour through the village. Several times a year, there are contests among themselves of both ‘sjezenrijden’and ‘ringrijden’.