2 Best Sights in Middelburg, Netherlands

Lange Jan Abdijtoren

The most noticeable feature of the town's formidable abbey complex is an octagonal clock tower attached to the Choral Church. The stone edifice, 280 feet high, was constructed in the 14th century and is topped with an 18th-century onion-shape dome. This landmark is visible not only throughout the town, but throughout most of Walcheren as well. Climb the 207 steps to the top for a simply stunning view of the city and the surrounding area.

Onder den Toren, Middelburg, 4331 BK, Netherlands
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Rate Includes: €4, July and Aug., Mon. 1–5, Tues.–Sat. (and 1st Sun. of month) 11–5; Apr.–June and Sept.–mid-Nov., Mon. 1–4, Tues.–Sat. (and 1st Sun. of month) 11–4; mid-Nov.–mid-Dec, weekends 1–4, Closed Sun.–Fri. (except 1st Sun. of month)

Zeeuws Museum

Occupying a substantial portion of the 12th-century abbey complex that dominates much of the center of Middelburg, the city's pride and joy is this lovely museum with a far-reaching collection. On view are tapestries illustrating major sea battles of the 16th century fought between Holland and Spain; curiosities such as an 18th-century cabinet ornately decorated with sea shells; historical clothes and costumes; exhibits depicting life in Zeeland since the Middle Ages; and canvases by Mondrian and Toorop. The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions.

Abdij (Plein), Middelburg, 4331 BK, Netherlands
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Rate Includes: €11, Tues.–Sun. 11–5, Closed Mon.