One of the oldest towns in the Netherlands, Middelburg is lined with cobbled streets dotted with specialty tapestry shops, seafood restaurants and inviting cafes. Middelburg is a fortified city steeped in a rich history best seen in its beautiful Gothic architecture, historic abbeys and monuments.
Things to do in Middelburg
Start your exploration of Middelburg at the Zeeuws Museum situated in a 12th-century abbey. Walk through its complex and admire picturesque churches, then browse its exhibitions showcasing regional treasures, including world-famous 16th-century tapestries, silver, paintings and traditional dress.
Want to explore one of Middelburg’s most iconic landmarks? Take the family to Kloveniersdoelen, which was built in the 17th century as a place of exercise. Today it serves as a cultural hub where you’ll find a grand cafe, restaurant, cinema and garden terrace.
Don’t leave Middelburg without snapping a photo of the beautiful town hall, considered one of the most beautiful town halls in the Netherlands. It’s an impressive piece of historic architecture with a Gothic facade and classical details from the 17th century. Take a tour of the building to marvel at its collection of tapestries.
Traveling with the kids? Take them to Mini Mundi to let loose in the indoor play area. The fun-filled venue also features an amusement park with kid-friendly rides and miniature replicas of different towns in the Netherlands.
Getting around Middelburg
The best way to get around Middelburg is by foot or bike. Antwerp International Airport is 90 kilometers away, while a train connects to Amsterdam Central Station in 2.5 hours.