With a rich history and more than five hundred monuments, Zierikzee is considered one of the most beautiful monument cities in the Netherlands. Already at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the city had an imposing silhouette with city walls, gates, churches, towers and a mill, much of which can still be seen today. Due to its location on the Oosterschelde, the port was the most important shipping connection between Flanders and Holland in the Middle Ages. The historic city center with many shops and cozy terraces makes for a pleasant stay. Text: Christian Clerx
Online editor: Natasha Hendriks


Mondragon has been a household name in Zierikzee and far beyond for more than a century. At the Oude Haven, in the historic heart of Zierikzee, this is a place where everyone immediately feels at home. Mondragon stands for quality, peace and security. The romance of times gone by is clearly palpable in the centuries-old but recently completely renovated hotel.

Hostellerie Schuddebeurs

Hostellerie Schuddebeurs is located four kilometers outside Zierikzee. This romantic and rural hotel in Zeeland has an associated gastronomic restaurant. Regional and seasonal dishes are served here all year round. Enjoy the wooded area in the garden with terrace. In the area around Schuddebeurs (formerly a stopping place for the wealthy Zierikzee citizenry) you can also take excellent walking and cycling trips.

Zeeland Girl

On the edge of the harbour, in a place where the Flood disaster once left its mark, the completely renovated Boutique Hotel Zeeuws Meisje is located in a unique location. The small-scale luxury hotel with elegant furnishings is the perfect starting point to discover the rich past of picturesque Zierikzee.

Restaurant Cristo

Cristó restaurant is located in Hotel Mondragon. Here, chef Kees Visser takes dishes to a higher level using local ingredients. Enjoy refined French cuisine and fine European wines here. The attractive interior radiates on all sides and reflects outside, illuminating the entire street.

Brasserie Maritime

With a beautiful setting sun behind the always busy port of Zierikzee, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at Brasserie Maritime. The dishes with a Mediterranean twist are prepared by the enthusiastic team with great pleasure and passion. During the lobster season (last Thursday of March to June 15), this is one of the best places where you can enjoy the dark red sea animal fresh from the Oosterschelde.