Enjoy luxury in an environment that has all the conveniences one may expect. In Kortgene, you’ll find the restaurants and the spacious supermarket within walking distance. It’s just a short walk for you and your four-legged friend(s) until you reash the beautiful surroundings of Kortgene. While exploring the natural beautfy of the area you’re guaranteed to enjoy every hike you take. Are you looking for a dreamy holiday, filled with peace and tranquillity?
The high quality materials used in the furnishing give the house its clean, pleasant and peaceful ambiance. When you walk through the front door the first time you immediatly notice the amazing view of the harbor from your livingroom area. Thanks to the pleasant layout of your livingroom the outdoor and indoor life seems to have a direct connection. The very spacious kitchen with its large dining table, the comfortable furniture and the large flat screen TV with flawless sound will also be to your liking!
The surrounding area offers plenty of possibilities for numerous excursions. The area is an excellent place to take a hike or ride a bike in. There’s a bicycle rental close by. The North Sea beach is only a 10 minute drive away.
In the summer there’s a wide variety of watersport activities to enjoy on and around the Veerse Meer. There’s something to do for everyone, whether you enjoy swimming, sailing, diving or floating. The Grand Cafe at the nearby park features a large terrace overlooking the Veerse Meer and the Marina. You can enjoy the beautiful view accompanied by their good food and drink.
Did you know that the present church tower of the Kortgene was completely under water for 150 years? Kortgene is the only town within the municipality Noord-Beveland with a municipal charter. In the 16th century, the town was completely engulfed during major flooding. Late 17th century, the town was reclaimed and then it became apparent that the church tower was the only building that had survived during the many years the town had been under water. This makes the 15th century church tower the oldest monument on the island.
Kortgene is situated on the shores of the "Veerse Meer" (Lake Veerse). This former estuary was completely contained after the construction of the Delta Works so that the brackish water is now stagnant. On the lake you will find all sorts of water sport activities. Because of the shallow shores and the calm water, it is relatively safe to let your children play here.
The lake is surrounded by a cycling trail of 65 kilometres long. In the summer, small foot ferries sail between Kamperland and Veere, and Kortgene and Wolphaartsdijk, making this route shorter.
For hikers, the area around the Veerse Meer is quite an experience. Vast nature areas are alternate with cultural sights in the surrounding villages.
The island Noord-Beveland with the town of the same name, is the second smallest island of the province of Zeeland. Until the building of the dams in 1960, the island had been rather isolated and could only be reached by ferry. It is one of the least populated areas of the Netherlands and therefore very suitable for those who prefer peace and quiet.
Just south of Kortgene are Zuid-Beveland and Walcheren, with cities such as Goes, Middelburg and Veere. In the north is Schouwen-Duiveland where you can visit the town of Zierikzee, and the largest forest and dune region of the province: the “Domeinen”, which has one of the most beautiful mountain bike trails of the country.
Kortgene’s oldest monument, the tower of the “Nicolaas church” is of course worth a visit. The same goes for windmill “De Korenbloem”, which, after almost 40 years without sails, is now back in business since 2011.
Kortgene also has a large and modern marina at the Veerse Meer and a small beach where you can still enjoy yourself without stumbling upon the many tourists that visit Zeeland during the summer. If you are in for a bit more excitement or a vast beach on the North Sea coast, then you should visit Banjaardstrand (Banjaard beach), one of the most popular beaches with a view of the impressive Oosterscheldekering. This storm surge barrier connects Noord-Beveland with the island of Neeltje Jans, where you can visit the family water park.
Kortgene has a supermarket, a bakery, a bike rental shop, and various restaurants.
Also worth a visit are the old Dutch towns Zierikzee, Veere en Middelburg, and the seaside resorts Renesse and Domburg.
For more information about Kortgene and its surrounding area we would like to refer you to the local tourist office.