Surroundings

B&B Buutegeweun is the place to be on Goeree-Overflakkee.

From there a new part of the surroundings can be explored every day. Go and visit the Delta Works in Zeeland for instance! Or take the boat from Middelharnis to the small, barely inhabited island of Tien Gemeten or to Hellevoetsluis, which is definitely worth a visit.

Relax and enjoy the village’s astounding natural surroundings. Fancy a shopping spree in a town? Middelharnis is only half an hour’s car journey away from cities like Rotterdam, Breda, or Dordrecht, and Antwerp in Belgium would only take you an hour.

Sommelsdijk and Middelharnis are twin villages. Conjoined in this case, with only a narrow street to separate them. Both villages have an identical Voorstraat. Both have beautiful historic, monumental buildings. There are two different characters, though, stemming from their different historical backgrounds: Middelharnis was a fishing village, the focus in Sommelsdijk was more agrarian. Nowadays, Middelharnis forms the centre of Goeree Overflakkee, with pleasant shopping facilities, small bars and restaurants around the harbour and tons of events in summer.

Goeree-Overflakkee has wide, milelong, sandy beaches. Goeree-Overflakkee’s coastal area and its beaches have been proclaimed the cleanest of Holland. Here, you can enjoy a pleasurable walk along the beach, participate in one of the activities or romantically watch the sun set into the North Sea.

B&B  Buutegeweun is situated at the edge of the village of Sommelsdijk. The rural road leading to it forms an immediate invitation for cycling as it lies between bicycle junctions 75 and 76! The polders and dikes are favourites among cyclists as well. There are many nature reserves where flamingos, does, wild Fjord horses, foxes, and beavers can be spotted. Take a walk along the ‘laarzenpad’ (you’d need boots to walk there, hence the name), jump on the Waterbus to sail along Stellendam, Hellevoetsluis, and Tiengemeten. The island annually attracts loads of tourists with its numerous possibilities of water sports.

Find out why for yourself!

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