Boulevard van Vlissingen

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Christel8
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands389 contributions
Jan 2020
When you like walking next to the sea, go to the Boulevard in Vlissingen. It also has lots of restaurants and cafes for a coffee break. At the end (or the beginning, depending on where you walk starts), you will have the statue of Michiel de Ruyter (Dutch admiral and founder of the Dutch Korps Mariniers).
Overall a very nice walk for a Sunday morning.
Written January 12, 2020
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,618 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great to walk along the shore and watch the ships and pilot boats helping them. There are some places where you can eat and drink on the boulevard, some even with outdoor seating near the shore. Beautiful for watching sunset and sunrise.
Written September 22, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
What a great place to walk near the North Sea! There are so many historic reminders on our way, that makes our trek even more interesting!

We parked for free near the UNCLE Beach. This is also a historic place. Vlissingen had been hurt bad during WWII. All houses had been either destroyed or damaged. Only one house survived intact. The town was liberated by the Canadians and the British. It had been quite difficult, as the Naziz had invented mini-submarines, named Bibers. These submarines released many torpedoes and mines. The allies didn’t give up and won!

The next historical reminder was the windmill named Oranjemolen. There used to be 23 windmills. This one is the only that survived. It was built in the 17th century. The French landed here during the Napleonic Wars as well as the arrival of the Allies in 1944 who saved the day.

The next one is the statue of De Ruyter. He is the one who saved the Netherlands from a British assault in 1672.

Then we saw another statue of Frans Naerebout, who saved 5 sailors who had strayed on a sandbank on December 13, 1907. Frans was the only one who didn’t gave up to save these poor lads. He had some help though.

We then saw the old prison from the 15th century that is now a restaurant.

The last one is the most intriguing. It is a wind organ that is played solely by wind. The first wind organ had 50 Bamboe sticks from the Cameroon. Sadly a storn destroyed it completely in 1976. That same year the wind organ was rebuilt on a former Nazi bunker near the Nollestrand Beach.

Throughout our trek on Boulevard van Vlissingen, we admired the houses, the dike and even the small beach nearby the windmill.

I did forget to mention the Maritime Muzeeum, nearby the statue of De Ruyter. It is quite interesting, explaining a lot about the weather as well as Vlissingen.

We were here for at least 3 hours and we hope to come back there someday.
Written August 18, 2016
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Peter J
Venray, The Netherlands384 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Nice place to have a walk in the seawind. Some restaurants ' hardly any. Beach. Nice place to see people stroling around.
Written May 23, 2021
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Voyager-Michele
Zaandijk, The Netherlands218 contributions
Dec 2019
Nice to walk or bicycle along. Nice panoramic terrace on one side, good restaurants and pubs on the other.
Written December 17, 2019
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jwmb747
20 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Where will you find a beach in a town.
Where will you find a waterfront 3 kilometers long alive and kicking and packed with very good restaurants, terraces and nice hotels.
Where will you find a waterfront where you almost can touch lage ships.
It is the "Boulevard of Vlissingen(Flushing)". Sit down on one of the many terraces relax and watch the world go by.
Written March 18, 2018
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RaF C
Colijnsplaat, The Netherlands287 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The "Boulevard in Vlissingen is the most unique place in Europe i think, nowhere you will see big Sea-ships passing by the beach so close. Its beautiful, great view, a lot of restaurants and terrace and also some great hotel. Love the sea, the beach and Big Ships ? then Vlissingen is the place to be !
Written October 17, 2017
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antonsobolevskyy
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine48 contributions
Jul 2017
Good place to visit. Nice and peaceful atmosphere. Worth to walk either alone or with company/family. At least during summer time)))))
Written July 22, 2017
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geromam
Geraldton, Australia918 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
A walk along the boulevard and you can't help but experience the history of Vlissingen. Every few metres there is either an historical memorial or piece of military paraphernalia. Not many have an English translation. I was touched by the Jewish memorial. A visit to Vlissingen must include a walk here.
Written June 10, 2017
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JanWillemHolland
Middelburg, The Netherlands219 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
It is great to walk allong seaside . To see all the traffic on the sea, some times passing very near the " boulevard ". The landside is nice for the people who live there in nice appartments.

Written November 1, 2016
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