The village Ouwerkerk is located on the southern side of the island Schouwen-Duiveland and situated near the Oosterschelde. The Oosterschelde is the largest national park of the Netherlands, a world of tides, wind and especially lots of water. There is plenty to do in, on and near the water. Except mussels and oysters, you can also spot some seals and porpoises during a nice little cruise.
The southern side of Schouwen-Duiveland is also known as the ‘birdboulevard’ of Zeeland. Thousands, sometimes even ten thousands of different birds of varied species can be spotted in the brackish swamp here. A beautiful nature area for bird spotters. Unwind and catch a breath of fresh air while hiking or cycling along the Oosterschelde and through the creek area and enjoying stunning views over the vast lands and water.
The inland of Schouwen-Duiveland is also perfect for long cycling tours through a unique and varied landscape that cannot be found anywhere else in the Netherlands. The quiet country lanes guide you through characteristic villages and offer you a variety of safe cycling routes.
Lovers of the woods and beach will also love the area. Except the vast North Sea coast with wide sandy beaches, you can also find the largest woods of Zeeland, called ‘de Domeinen’ here. Those looking for adventure can enjoy one of the most beautiful mountain bike routes of our country here.
The village Ouwerkerk does not have much shops or amusement. Yet, the well-known flood museum ‘Watersnoodmuseum’ is located here. Whenever you are looking for some more shops and facilities, you can always visit the neighbouring villages and cities like the monumental city Zierikzee. A relatively small city like this yet has a lot of monumental sights like the ‘Sint-Lievensmonstertoren’ and the ‘Noord- en Zuidhavenpoort’ to offer, which are definitely worth a visit.
Ouwerkerk is characterized by beautiful, unspoilt nature and unique flora and fauna. As a nature lover, you can truly discover the beauty of the area and enjoy the multifaceted landscape that Schouwen-Duiveland offers you.
Not only Ouwerkerk itself has a small beach, the North coast of Schouwen-Duiveland can also be found nearby.
Ouwerkerk is a lovely holiday destination for a holiday together with your dog. The surroundings offer many different routes through nature that you will be able to discover together.
Schouwen-Duiveland is a true paradise for hikers and cyclists. Moreover, Ouwerkerk has lots of activities for active and adventurous people, both on shore as in the water.
Ouwerkerk || Zeeland
Ouwerkerk || Zeeland