A trip where you must know how to persevere!

For Western European terms it is an unprecedented vast brackish water wilderness: a visit to The Drowned Land of Saefthinge (Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe) is an unforgettable experience! In this 36 km² primeval landscape, you can see, smell and experience the rhythm of the tides, the influence of the sea and the Scheldt. The rich history - it once had a castle - has left its mark.

It is a unique area that you can walk through, but because of its natural values and especially safety, it is not freely accessible to a large extent. However, it is possible to explore the area with a guide. The guides know the area with its many deep trenches and creeks like the back of their hand. A guided visit is highly recommended! You can also visit the visitors centre and special activities are organised for children.

The Drowned Land of Saeftinghe is located on the border of the Netherlands and Belgium, 10 kilometres from Hulst. Emmadorp, the village where the nature reserve is located, also offers catering facilities. An overnight stay or lunch will allow you to experience the ultimate feeling of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen!

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The (hidden) beauties of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen


In addition to the special landscape of Saefthinge, the municipality of Hulst has even more beautiful sceneries. Not only the ramparts of Hulst itself are special to visit and walk around, but also the surrounding villages do have beautiful nature. Curious? Visit the website bezoekersmanagement Hulst to find out more.


Terneuzen is surrounded by water. It is therefore not surprising that there is plenty to do and experience on and near the water. More information can be found here.


The most famous beaches in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen are to be found in the municipality of Sluis. The North Sea lies both north and east of this municipality. But besides beautiful and clean beaches, there are plenty of other scenic areas to visit. Click here for an overview.