Middelburg Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Middelburg Abbey
This is a majestic former Premonstratensian abbey in Middelburg, the Netherlands. At one time it was the centre of a large monastic complex.The origins of the abbey go back to the early twelfth century or earlier. Today parts of what survives are used for a museum and as offices. Located approximately 65 km west of Bergen op Zoom, Middelburg is the principal town and regional capital of Zeeland in the Netherlands.
Hotels near Middelburg Abbey
Hotels to stay near Middelburg Abbey
Attractions Near Middelburg Abbey
Town hall of Middelburg
0.31km from Middelburg Abbey
Middelburg Town Hall is situated at the market of Middelburg, Zeeland. It is considered one of the finest Gothic buildings in the Netherlands.Whereas the town hall itself is still used for weddings, since 2004 its spaces are in use by the University College Roosevelt, the local university. The former meat hall has been in use as an exhibition space for the SBKM since 1980.
0.33km from Middelburg Abbey
Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art organises exhibitions of contemporary art and an accompanying public program at Vleeshal in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Vleeshal resides in Middelburg’s former town hall, on the market square. Characterized by its distinct Gothic architecture, Vleeshal is a unique space. The venue has inspired many artists to create extraordinary exhibitions, bringing Vleeshal international renown.
1.6km from Middelburg Abbey
Het Bolwerk is a pop stage for contemporary music in Sneek . The stage is part of Cultural Quarter Sneek .The stage is named after the bastion Het Bolwerk , near the stage. The Bolwerk is located on the Kerkgracht , next to the Noorderkerk and is located in the former Bolwerkschool . The stage was founded in the 1970s and, viewed nationally, is a medium-sized stage. The building was completely renovated in 2009 .
1.89km from Middelburg Abbey
Toorenvliedt is a country estate in Middelburg , the capital of Zeeland . The current building dates from 1726 . At the time, it was, of course, still outside the city. It was the German headquarters of the Atlantic Wall for Walcheren and the two Bevelanden during the Second World War. The surrounding estate contains bunkers from the Second World War. It features a bunker route, an open-air theater, a labyrinth , and a bird sanctuary. Statues of Peter de Jong have been placed on the fence .
2.52km from Middelburg Abbey
Mini Mundi is a family amusement park in Middelburg that opened its doors on May 15, 2009. It is part of Zep Leisure Park Middelburg and is located at the Podium in the Mortierepolder. It is a continuation of the former Miniature Walcheren , which was located on the Molenwater in the middle of the city.
5.97km from Middelburg Abbey
Fort Rammekens is a Dutch fortress near Ritthem , at the mouth of the former Welzinge Canal , which gave access to the port of Middelburg , a few kilometers east of Vlissingen on the Western Scheldt. The fortress played an important role in the Eighty Years' War between 1560 and 1575 , it changed occupiers several times. On February 8, 1574, the transfer of the city of Middelburg was signed here by Cristóbal de Mondragón and William of Orange .
Discover More Attractions in Zeeland, Home of Middelburg Abbey
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.