The village Zonnemaire is central based on Schouwen-Duiveland and has around 750 inhabitants. Zonnemaire is a small but lively village. Various activities are organized throughout the year (from Kings-night and the summer festival to the culinary route in December). Nearby villages such as Noordgouwe and Dreischor are worth a visit.
Zonnemaire is derived from Sonnemare or Sunnonmeri. This was the water that separted the islands Bommenende and Schouwen. First this trench was called ‘de Sonne’. When this word wasn’t used anymore, Mare was added to it. However both words mean water, so actually Sonnemare means water-water.
Zeeland has a rich history and this can be experienced in the many regional museums. There are several museum both in the direct surrounding as a little further away.
Stories about water, that is what this museum is about. Stories about the flood of ’53, about the reconstruction, about the Delta Works and stories about water safety.
Everything about the Delta Works, the 1953 flood and marine animals. But also enjoy the water park or relax on a cruise on the Oosterschelde.
Discover the unexpected side of Zeeland in the Zeeuws Museum, located in the medieval abbey of Middelburg. From fashion and regional dress to history, tapestries and art.
The Zeeland Maritime Museum in Vlissingen has a large collection of objects of a mainly historical and maritime nature. The size and variety of the Sea Archeological collection is one of the most important in the Netherlands.
The national bicylce platform has decided that Zeeland is a 5-start cycling province. This is the highest possible score for a cylcing province. The quality of the bicylce junction system, the maintanance of the network, the accessability of the route information and the many bicycle café along the route are decisive.
With the extensive bicycle junction system you can create your own route based on numbers on road signs. You can choose to cycle ‘in’ or ‘out’ the wind and you can cycle both ways (left or right). Check out the top-9 bicycle routes of Zeeland.
Nothing clears the head like a good hike! Schouwen-Duiveland is a great island to go for a hike; both on the beach as through the dunes. But there are also nice wooded areas to hike by and through. Follow this link or this one (both links only in Dutch) for some good hiking routes.
There are also hiking routes for the small towns of Zierikzee and Brouwershaven. Visit the VVV office for more information about them.