The town of Vlissingen is situated on the mouth of the Westerschelde where it meets the North Sea.
It is the only town in the Netherlands where the historic town centre is right on the seafront…
Vlissingen has a rich history. Over the course of the years, a great deal has happened in what was once such an insignificant fishing village on the Westerschelde. The history of Vlissingen is marked by conquests, bombardments and floods. The strategic position on the mouth of the Westerschelde made the town of Vlissingen a desirable possession. Whoever held Vlissingen could control Antwerp. This is why every dominating foreign power immediately cast its eye on Vlissingen: the English, the French (Napoleon), the Germans and the Spaniards.
Nowadays, Vlissingen can genuinely say it is an attractive place. Tourists wander down the boulevard, discover the historic town centre, eat and drink in one of the friendly pubs and restaurants, visit the museums and attractions, and shop till they drop.
Maritime Vlissingen can offer you everything for the perfect day out!