About the village
Holiday home Amer is situated in Westenschouwen: a small and cosy village in the Western corner of the Schouwen-Duiveland Island. In Westenschouwen you will find a small grocery store that bakes your fresh buns every morning. The village has an excellent range of restaurants and cafe’s where you will find some of Zeeland’s best food. This gastronomy is just a five minutes walk from the house and of course, children are also welcome.
Between Beach and Forest
Also on a walking distance (only 300m away from the residence) you will find many beach entrances like ‘De Trap’ (The Stairs) and ‘De Punt’ (The Point). You can also enjoy hiking and cycling through the dunes and forest of Boswachterij Westenschouwen, also known as De Domeinen (The Domains).
The western tip of the Schouwen-Duiveland island is made out of beaches, forests, nature reserves and widely stretched dunes. In this area you’ll find several routes where you can go for a hike, cycle, horseback riding, mountainbiking or stepping.
In Westenschouwen village, bicycles and walking carts are for hire on several locations.
Environment and sightseeing
There are a bunch of places that are fedinitely worth visiting, only a short distance away from Westenschouwen: Burgh-Haamstede (3km), Renesse (8km) and Zierikzee (18km). Be sure to cross the world-famous Oosterscheldekering, which is by far the most impressive part of the Dutch Delta Works, declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This will take you to the Islands Noord-Beveland and Walcheren.
Halfway past the Oosterscheldekering, you will find Deltapark Neeltje Jans: Here you’ll find water attractions for kids, you can check out the Delta Works and even climb one of the its pillars.
Middelburg (25km) has a beautiful historic centre with extensive shopping streets. Here you will also find some of Zeeland’s most popular attractions like the ancient Abbey and the Sea Museum.