Vlissingen is a special location right by the sea. It's no surprise tourists like to come to the fashionable seaside resort. The extensive boulevard with the ‘Badstrand’ and the neighboring ‘Nollenstrand’ are easily accessible. The ships moving across the coastline; a truly beautiful sight!

A wonderful day at the beach and a lovely beach walk are among the possibilities to completely unwind on the coast. You can enjoy delicious culinary meals on the boulevard with a beautiful view of the passing ships.

A true spectacle.

Rich history

Vlissingen has a rich history with regard to shipping. There are remarkable stories the past as well as the developments and plans now in muZEEum Vlissingen.

Shipyard De Schelde has played an important role in the formation of Vlissingen in the past. In and around ‘Het Dok’ there are still several special 'monuments' that will make you think of yesteryear; the characteristic ‘Kraan’, the ‘Timmerfabriek’ and the ‘Dokje van Perry’ with the glass Teahouse. The entire area breathes history.

Vlissingen is also the city of Michiel de Ruyter; the most famous naval hero in Dutch history. In addition to a statue, his name and image can often be found in Vlissingen.


In the outer harbor of Vlissingen you can regularly marvel at the most beautiful boats that are being built at Amels Shipyard. The well-known shipbuilder manufactures the most luxurious yachts. In addition, Damen Shipyard builds navy vessels; impressive ships that sail the international oceans.