Breskens Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Breskens Lighthouse
The lighthouse of Breskens is the oldest remaining cast-iron lighthouse in the Netherlands. It was built in 1867 and became a monument in 1982.The octagonal, black and white tower marks the entrance to the Westerschelde. The tower is 28.4 metres tall and consists of five stories. It is part of a series of lights marking the end of the Schelde river and guide traffic between the North Sea and the harbor of Antwerp.
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0.87km from Breskens Lighthouse
Waterdunen is a nature and recreation area under construction in West Zeeland Flanders. This 350-hectare nature and recreation area was created from 2012 on the site where the Napoleonhoeve campsite and a large arable area were previously located.Many migratory birds are expected in the future area, as it is located at a very strategic point. Many migratory birds make the crossing over the Western Scheldt from this location.
1.18km from Breskens Lighthouse
Waterdunen is a nature and recreation area under construction in West Zeeland Flanders. This 350-hectare nature and recreation area was created from 2012 on the site where the Napoleonhoeve campsite and a large arable area were previously located. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of visitors.
Speel- en bunkerpark Groede Podium
2.85km from Breskens Lighthouse
Groede Podium is a wooded area located in the Proostpolder at Catsweg 3, north of the village of Groede , which was formerly also known as Het Vlaemsche Duyn . It is located one and a half kilometers south of the seacoast, formed here by the Wielingen.It concerned eleven bunkers , which were grouped as if it were a small village, complete with streets and lawns. The bunkers were camouflaged as houses and were also given matching names such as Villa Saarland and Villa Freundlich.
3.42km from Breskens Lighthouse
Les Pêcheries - Museum of Fécamp is a new museum that brings together all the municipal collections of the city of Fécamp . Open since December 2017, it is located on the port of Fécamp, in an old fish factory formerly belonging to a company called: "Les Pêcheries de Fécamp". It brings together the collections that were in the Terre-Neuvas and Fisheries Museum and in the Museum of Arts and Children.
Iguana reptile Zoo
5.29km from Breskens Lighthouse
Reptile Zoo Iguana is a foundation that collects and exhibits reptiles , amphibians and arthropods. The shelter was opened to the public on May 19, 1982. The animals come from ports and airports, among other places. There they are confiscated if they are illegally smuggled into the Netherlands.
Zeeland maritime muZEEum
5.36km from Breskens Lighthouse
The Zeeuws Maritime MuZEEum is a maritime museum in the center of Vlissingen, situated on the marina of the city. It is housed in a building complex with buildings from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 21st century.The museum's permanent collection consists of the city's historical artifacts and objects showing the maritime history of Zeeland. Inside, the sub-collections and study collections are classified according to the Museum Inventarisatie Project.
Discover More Attractions in Zeeland, Home of Breskens Lighthouse
Zeeland is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands. It consists of a number of islands and peninsulas. Tourism plays a major role in the province’s economy as the local beaches become tourist hotspots in the summer. German tourists, in particular, flock to Zeeland to enjoy its beautiful weather and stunning beaches.