The Tulpentocht is an annual walking tour along the tulip fields of Goeree-Overflakkee. There are five different routes. The tour is well-known for all the musical contributions, its friendly atmosphere, the pancakes in Stad aan ‘t Haringvliet and, of course, the beautiful tulips.
Hikers, cyclists, and people on mobility scooters enjoy all the beauty the landscape of Goeree-Overflakkee has to offer. Start and finish are usually at MSV & AV Flakkee. The tour will take you through polders, along dikes and past the tulip fields around Middelharnis.
The optional walking distances are 11, 17.5, 25 and 40 kilometres. The two longest distances start at 8.00 am, the other distances at 9.00 am. The cyclists start between 11.00 am and 14.00 pm. For them the distance is 27 kilometres.
Pollies is an informal cooking studio. They welcome people in a homely atmosphere and guide them through the preparation of a delicious, healthy meal.
Art and music of all kinds, spread all over the island in some thirty different locations. About eighty artists show work in a wide range in widely different fields of art.
Havendag Meneerse is Goeree-Overflakkee’s biggest event. It is organised on the first Friday and Saturday in June. All activities take place around Middelharnis harbour and in its centre.
Flakkeese Dagen is the oldest and most renowned annual pop festival on Goeree- Overflakkee and with that the most important event for the organiser, pop foundation Jailhouse. A unique factor is the fact that all performing bands hail from Goeree-Overflakkee or are closely connected to the island. Over the last few years, the festival’s two days attract almost 30 acts and over 2000 visitors.
Here you find an overview of all markets, trunk sales, jumble sales, fairs and thematic markets. You will always find a fun market near!
Meerkats welcome you at the entrance of Goeree Overflakkee’s largest wildlife park, in the middle of the Duivenwaardsepolder. Owls look down on you from above and you can hear the macaws calling from afar. And these are only few of the special animals, which also include foxes, capibaras, coatis and porcupines.
People gather at the tea garden for some peace and quiet. Here, you can hear the wind rustling, the bees humming, and you see the butterflies flutter and the birds fly high overhead. The garden sells delicious blackberry jam, over a hundred tea blends, pastry, ice cream and lots of other drinks, including liquor.
Tea Garden De Bongerd lies on the Molendijk in Herkingen and is open at Friday, Saturday and Sunday until sunset.
For the largest part Zeeland lies on or under sea level. In 1953 the dikes were poorly maintained and low. Chances of flooding lay at once every 80 years. Thanks to the storm surge barrier that chance has declined to once every 4,000 years. Deltapark Neeltje Jans offers the unique opportunity to see this barrier from within and without. Concrete with a guaranteed lifespan of 200 years surrounds you, 150-foot steel doors tower over you while the tides rush under your feet. Visiting this place is a must!
On a daily basis, the ferry to Tiengemeten harbour forms the starting point of many a hiker. Their aim: explore the island in a day. But in fact, you would need more time to discover everything there is to be seen and done here. Nostalgic country lanes lead you straight into meadows laden with beautiful flowers or marshy fields covered in reeds. So near to the big city of Rotterdam, you will find the ultimate peace and quiet on this island, only recently opened up for tourists.
Catharinenburg consists of an 18-hole golf course par 72, an 18-hole qualifying par-3 course and a part for lessons and practice with a large driving range, putting greens, chip and pitch field and sand and grass bunkers. The course is open seven days a week for everyone with a GVB or EGA handicap. Catherinenburg is the home course for Golfclub Roxenisse, but golfers from outside the region also like playing on this quiet and challenging course.
Expeditie Haringvliet takes a special place in the network of ferry connections. Each year the ferry offers a unique sailing experiences, with the possibility of enjoying the abundant natural surroundings, to thousands of locals and tourists alike.
From July through September there are ferry connections between Hellevoetsluis, Middelharnis, Nieuwendijk, Stad aan ‘t Haringvliet, Tiengemeten and Stellendam.
You can go for a ride in one of the historical RTM trams. You will need to book the ride one day in advance. It is also possible to book at the museum in Ouddorp.
Of course Middelharnis and Sommelsdijk offer a large variety of nice, cosy restaurants.
Book a table at one the many restaurant around Middelharnis’s beautiful marina:
Due to Covid-17 measures, some restaurants will ask you to order in advance.
Or visit the fish auction at Stellendam for a freshly cooked fish (Monday through Saturday). Address: Meester Snijderweg 7, Stellendam.