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  • The prices though are expensive (for example, a sweater can easily cost you € 90 or more)
  • In fact, during my nearly week long stay in the area, the best food I had was in Breskens (J&B Restaurant on Quay 5)

    • by bethbarl

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      Breskens is about 10 kilometers from Nieuwvliet-Bad where I was staying last week for a short holiday. By car, the drive is quite easy to do (about 15 minutes) as it is one of the nearest towns from NVB. For us who we were staying in the Sluis area, it was an undemanding trip.

      Although Breskens is still a seaport area, the weather was improving a bit when I went there last 05/05/2010. It does not really have a long coastline like Knokke or Nieuwvliet-Bad where you can walk for hours but its port (there is a ferry line from Breskens to Vlissingen) more than makes up for this.

      If you are into yachts and sailboats, Breskens is a nice place for you to take a look at some of them that are moored in this port. The marina is hard to miss as

      for one, Breskens is a small town with probably a few thousand inhabitants. There is a promenade (one way only on your way to the harbour, watch out for cyclists!) which has been redone. This road is flanked by restaurants and some small shops.

      When you reach the port, be sure to go to the harbour and enjoy the sailboats and yachts which are stationed here. There are catamarans, speedboats of every size and shape imaginable which are fascinating to look at. No one will check if you are a yacht owner or not and you can go on the quays to take a close look at these vessels. If anything, the marina is a good backdrop for pictures or for even pretending that you own one of these sailboats. Other points of interest worth mentioning are the lighthouse which is probably one of the oldest in the country ...

      • as well as the fishing museum.

        As it is an area for marine sports notably sailing and fishing, there is also a nautical/marine shop called Kosten Watersport on Quay 3. Here you can find everything that is related to sailing be it sweaters, life vests, jackets, ropes and similar gear/materials. The prices though are expensive (for example, a sweater can easily cost you € 90 or more).

        For dining, there are 2 restaurants right on the harbor – one is more like a self-service fast food restaurant whose name I don’t remember. The other restaurant (Restaurant Bistro de Kluiver) is a sit down restaurant and serves decent seafood based meals. Prices are cheaper than those in Knokke with a meal for 4 persons costing about € 100. We usually go there but they are closed on Wednesdays.

        On occasions and if we’re not that hungry, there is also a seafood

        shop which is to the left of the parking where one can buy fish, shrimps and chips for take away or eat on the spot.

        On the whole, I cannot say that I will put Breskens as a major attraction of any North Sea holiday. However, as a side destination it can be a nice half day tour. The town is small, they’ve got a nice port, the sea is always there and at least, the cuisine is not so bad. I always thought Dutch cuisine is bland and lacked flavour. But, with the sea being so near, there is not much that can go wrong. In fact, during my nearly week long stay in the area, the best food I had was in Breskens (J&B Restaurant on Quay 5). All it costs us for half a day was gas money (very minimal) and the food in the restaurant.

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