Zeeland

The province of Zeeland is in fact one big river delta, situated as it is at the mouth of several big rivers. Most of the province lies beneath sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by the people over time. What used to be a muddy landscape flooded at high tide and reappearing at low tide, first became the scene of small man-made hills that would stay dry at all times. Later the people of the province would connect the hills by creating dikes, which lead to a chain of dry land that later grew into bigger islands and gave the province its current shape. The shape of the islands has been changing through time both by the hands of man and nature. The North Sea flood of 1953 claimed vast amounts of land that were only partially reclaimed. The subsequent construction of the Delta Works also changed the face of the province. The infrastructure (although very distinct by the amount of bridges, tunnels and dams) hasn't shaped the province as much as the geography of the province has shaped the infrastructure. The dams, tunnels and bridges that are currently a vital part of the province's road system were constructed over the space of decades and came to replace old ferry lines. The final touch to this process came in 2003 when the Westerschelde tunnel was opened. It was the first solid connection between both banks of the Westerschelde and ended the era of water separating the islands and peninsulas of Zeeland.

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 154
    ook weer erg mooi, Vlissingen ken ik niet zo eigenlijk!!
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    mooi weer en wel wat leukesfeer geproefd maar het viel ons al bij al wat tegen na Veere!
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    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 105
    nog nooit gezien?!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 102
    dat was vast lekker lekker!!!
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    we hebben in een andere heel erg mooie zaak heerlijk gegeten...niet hier want toen we hier liepen was het nog te vroeg voor de lunch...maar ik vond het wel een leuke gevel
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 101
    een vijg??
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    dacht ik wel
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 099
    heel mooi!!
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    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 098
    prachtig!!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 095
    Ik ben van man bijt hond, mag ik even bij u binnen kijken, erg he dat heb ik heel erg!!!
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    en...laten ze je erin?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 091
    speelde het klokkenspel???
    prachtig is ons landje toch he Vivianne??
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    ja, het speelde...en het was mooi...heel helder geluid.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 089
    dit is eigenlijk het mooiste deel van veere, net even uit de hoofdstraten weg en lekker zo tussen de huizen doorslenteren heerlijk, en zo herkenbaar!!
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    en iedereen blijft op het hoofdplein staan! onbegrijpelijk
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 085
    deze heb ik ook daarbij ging het mij inderdaad om de luiken en om de zwaan!!
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    en Zeeuws Meisje natuurlijk ;)
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 082
    die middelste lijkt wel een voetballer in doelgebied!!!
    mooi joh!