The mussel is the symbol of the village of Bruinisse in Zeeland, better known as ‘’Bru’’ among the Zeeuwen. The big mussel on the harbour platform as well as the many coloured fishing boats in the harbour, are proof of this.
The village, located in the very eastern corner of the municipality Schouwen-Duiveland, is situated alongside the Grevelingenmeer (Lake Grevelingen) and the Krammer, a small salt water lake created after the construction of the Grevelingendam and the Philipsdam. Both the Grevelingendam and the Philipsdam are a part of the world-famous Delta Works. The marina of Bruinisse is one of the pearls of the Dutch boating industry.
Salty air, sandbanks, land- and coastal birds, but also wild horses and deer can be found in the surroundings. On the Grevelingen, the best of fresh and salt water merges. Lake Grevelingen, the natural border between Zeeland and South-Holland, is very popular among divers. On the westside, the lake is separated from the North Sea by the Brouwersdam, which is part of the Delta Works as well. The area around the dam is very popular among active and sporty people and is perfectly suited for water sports like windsurfing and kiting.
The surroundings of Bruinisse are perfectly suited for long cycling tours through a diverse landscape with a variety of nice villages. Furthermore, Bruinisse offers activities like the professional golf course and the bowling centre. Two museums in the village are fully dedicated to these tasty mussels. The marina is the showpiece of the village. You will also find the “Watersnoodmuseum” (flood disaster museum) in the neighbouring village Ouwerkerk. Bruinisse has a large supermarket, a pharmacy, a bakery, a bike rental shop and various restaurants.
Looking for stunning views, fresh air or some refreshment? With lake Grevelingen as your backyard, you can reach the water in no-time!
Sports lovers will absolutely adore this spot. Cycling, hiking, playing some golf or doing water sports is all possible due to the varied offer of sporty activities in Bruinisse.
You can enjoy unspoilt nature, vast lands and beautiful flora and fauna in Bruinisse. Not only on, but also off-shore!
Plenty to do in Bruinisse, from activities in nature to sharing lovely dinners, visiting the harbour or having a little indoor bowling competition.