The Landscape

The region of East Zeeland Flanders was once wet and marshy, intersected by creeks that constantly underwent changes under the influence of the sea and the Western Scheldt. During the Eighty Years' War, the landscape was shaped by the conflict between the Orangists and the Spaniards. To drive out the Spaniards, almost three-quarters of East Zeeland Flanders was flooded, resulting in the creation of numerous watercourses. These, along with ancient creek remnants, expansive fields, mixed forests, and Europe's largest brackish water wilderness, constitute a landscape with a tranquil and rural character. Due to the lack of beaches and dunes, tourism is less developed here compared to West Zeeland Flanders. Nevertheless, a visit to East Zeeland Flanders is highly recommended due to the combination of rich history, unique nature, and the Burgundian life in its historic towns.

Forests and Heaths

Estates and Heritage

Coastal and Tidal Zone

Polders and Farmlands

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in East Zeeland Flanders

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Hulst, Graauw, Vogelwaarde, Stekene, and Clinge.

Start and finish at bike node 52 on the Van der Maelstedeweg in Hulst. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

52 - 49 - 62 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 59 - 55 - 14 - 54 - 15 - 44 - 45 - 78 - 79 - 89 - 88 - 80 - 50 - 52

Elevation meters