Back in the day, Middelburg was, along with Amsterdam, the most important trading town in the Netherlands. And this can be seen everywhere you look. The stately canal houses in the city remind us of this golden period. When you walk through Middelburg, you can easily imagine yourself in earlier times. The tiny streets and winding alleyways along the canals and the abundance of monumental buildings.
Built on an extra tax on beer and wine, the wide dome of the Oostkerk elegantly peers out over the city. The beautifully Baroque domed church has many sides. From the outside, eight sides to be exact, and from within, it now functions as the premier cultural hotspot of Middelburg.
Come have a look inside this church and experience its magnificent dome from close up. And if you are looking for a cool place for your social content, the Oostkerk is a must-see in Middelburg. See you in church!
The Lange Jan has been an eye-catcher in Middelburg since the 14th century. Once you traverse the more than 200 steps you will have a spectacular view over the city and the island of Walcheren. The Lange Jan can be seen from miles away, even from outside the city, so it’s perfect to help orient yourself when you are looking to find your way to the city for a cold beer and appetizers.
The 900-year-old Abbey is located in the center of the city. It features four high towers, a square in the middle and is the ideal spot for people to meet. The provincial government is also seated in the Abbey, festivals are held here and it also houses the Zeeland Museum. From the square, you can reach the cloisters. This is one the most photogenic spots in Middelburg and is certainly worth a visit.