The province includes the southwestern part of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. It consists of a number of peninsulas that once were separate islands. The name "Zeeland" is derived from this. The peninsulas and the former islands are: Tholen, Sint Philipsland, Schouwen-Duivenland, Noord-Beveland, Zuid-Beveland and Walcheren. In addition, you have completely closed off from the province of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen that is not an island.
Walking network Zeeland.
When the water was pillaged between the four islands of Schouwen, Bommenede, Dreischor and Duiveland, Schouwen-Duiveland was created. This most northern island of Zeeland offers plenty of opportunities for hiking. The landscape is varied. Discover the dunes, panoramic views, dikes, polders, inlays, fields and more with the hiking network 'Schouwen-Duiveland'.
Walcheren is pre-eminently a place to discover on foot. Numerous hiking routes pass dikes, beaches, historic cities, polders, country houses and disappeared villages. There is an extensive network on Walcheren where you can walk undisturbed. Many of the paths are unpaved and specially laid out for the walking network. The walking network is made up of a large number of nodes. With the help of the walking map 'Walcherse dikes, dunes and waterways' you can easily plan your own route.
Through old polders, beaches, villages and historic cities you discover boundless West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. On the hiking map 'Limitless hiking' you will find all information and walking nodes of this area. You can plan your own walking route with it. You decide where and how long you walk.
The landscape of East Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is partly formed during the State-Spanish struggle in the Eighty Years' War. During a walk through the landscape you will discover creeks and green grass dikes. Remnants from the Zeeland-Flemish history provide variety in the polder landscape. The unique nature of the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe and the Burgundian villages and cities such as Hulst complete the walking area. The 'Wandelkaart Langs Linies en Kreken' is a handy starting point for your walking tour.
Walking network Goes-Kapelle is where land and sea meet, in the heart of Zeeland. You will find old and new polders, views over the water of the Ooster- and Westerschelde and a central city where you can make beautiful city walks. The heart of Zeeland offers plenty of variety for walkers. The easiest way to discover this entire area is with the 'Hart van Zeeland' walking map.
The walking network 'Tracks in the Bag' was realized in the National Landscape of the Bag of Zuid-Beveland. As you wander, you discover the different types of landscapes created by the centuries-long battle against water. De Zak is a varied walking area with small polders, salt marshes and many dikes to roam about. On some of the dikes you come across sheep that keep the vegetation short. Characteristic of the Bag is also the fruit cultivation, which in spring creates a pink-white oasis of blossom. Rare and endangered plants such as wild marjoram, the big woolly thistle and the rugged carnation also occur here.
Walking on Noord-Beveland gives you the ultimate island feeling. From the dykes you have a wide view of the Veerse Meer or the Oosterschelde, but also across the polder landscape. With almost 150 kilometers of hiking network you discover the mud flats, salt marshes, inlays and authentic villages on the island. With the node system of the walking network you determine your route and your distance yourself. With the map 'Eindeloos Eiland' you can map out your route and the map provides you with background information about Noord-Beveland.
Tholen is called the best kept secret of Zeeland. It has remained the true island of all Zeeland islands for the longest time. With the walking network you can discover the most beautiful places here. The nature and the relaxed atmosphere in the villages ensure that you completely relax within a day. Nowadays Tholen is a peninsula, connected to the mainland by dams and dykes. Water sports has played an important role on the border between land and water.