This walk goes around the center of the village of Kloosterzande. Along the way you will pass the windmill without a name, the monumental Sint Martinus church and Hof te Zande with sometimes beautiful views of the extensive polders.
No detour in which you traverse so many phases in history as that of Sas van Gent. From the construction of the lock ("sas") and the digging of the Sassevaart (the predecessor of the current canal) in the sixteenth century and the development of the fortified town in the seventeenth century. Until the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century and the repurposing of industrial and ecclesiastical heritage now. Sas van Gent keeps up with the times.
The walk starts at the nameless windmill and passes St. Martin's Church. It continues on polder roads in the direction of the Western Scheldt, where you can see the largest sea-going vessels passing by. You return to the starting point through the walking area of Hof ter Zandeplein.
A lot of animals around Zuiddorpe. The Rat, the Mouse, Sheep (dyke) and Bonte cow are just some of the animals you can encounter there. After the occupation by the Spanish, the inhabitants made short work of the Spanish (Catholic) names of streets and neighborhoods. Fort Sint-Jan became De Ratte and Fort Sint Marcus, de Muis.
This detour introduces you to the beautiful nature around Hengstdijk. From the starting point you walk in the direction of De Vogel, one of the oldest creeks in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. You continue to Vogelfort, which takes its name from a former fortress. You now continue on an unpaved path and arrive at the old tram bridge Vogelfort. You walk on rural roads in the direction of Hengstdijk. Here you walk around St. Catherine's Church to return to the starting point.
Hills in Zeelandic Flanders? Hell yes. The Molenberg is located in Biervliet. The height difference with the surrounding polders, excavated peat soils, is no less than six meters. Old maps show the Old City on an island.
Walk to the northernmost point of East Zeeland Flanders. On the Radar Tower you have a beautiful view of the Western Scheldt and further you walk through a beautiful piece of nature on the Doorn dike.
Hoek was in a different place in the twelfth century than it is now. The village has even moved twice. Vremdijcke, as Hoek was still called at the time, was rebuilt after the breakthrough of the Braakman in 1488. That village also drowned. The inhabitants built a church and a mill on the corner of two dikes. And the current Hoek was born.
This walk introduces you to the northernmost point of East Zeeland Flanders. You have a beautiful view of the Westerschelde dike and you can see huge container ships gliding through the water nearby. You also walk through an old creek remnant that is now a nature reserve and you pass two amphibian pools and a partridge field.
The detour around Zandstraat is a succession of dykes with poplars, grass paths, gravel roads and fields. Yet the walking route around the village between Sas van Gent and Philippine is far from boring.
This walk goes through the nature reserve of the Sint Jansteen water extraction area via unpaved paths in the direction of Heikant. Over dikes it continues along the Tragel where you can admire a beautiful work of art, Village view De Rat.
Westdorpe, modern activity in a changing landscape. Had the residents not fought so fiercely in the 1970s, Canisvliet would probably have been absorbed by industry by now and Westdorpe would not have had such a nice walk.
Zeeland Flanders may have few forests, but there is a lot of forest around Axel. The forest path already starts in the residential area. The detour goes straight through forest, past well-filled fields and along water. In fact, a lot of water.
This walk takes you to the Groot Eiland, a beautiful piece of nature enclosed by creeks. Over the Liniedijk you walk through the hamlet Kijkuit further in the direction of the Zijkanaal naar Hulst where you pass the place where a Bailey bridge was built in 1944.
The imagination of the walker is put to the test during the detour around Zaamslag. In the past centuries the village had a castle with lords of the castle, a commandery with Templars, a hospital and a parish church, but also a brewery and a mill. They have all disappeared. Fortunately, there is still a lot (natural beauty) to enjoy.
The port of Philippine was very busy at the beginning of the twentieth century. Men, women and children were waiting for the crew who returned from the mussel catch. In 2020, the port has disappeared, but the Zeeland mussels remained.