Ruiterplaat Vakanties
Walk with donkeys

Off the beaten track

Unique activities on vacation in Zeeland

Perhaps you already know a number of activities for your holiday in Zeeland. Neeltje Jans, for example, is a popular attraction. Many tourists also know where to find the lovely town of Veere. But what if you are looking for special activities for your holiday in Zeeland or Noord-Beveland?

Below you will find a special selection of holiday activities that literally or figuratively go off the beaten track. For more information, please contact us!

Recommendations from Ruiterplaat Vakanties:


At the Zelfplukkerij department you can pick the most delicious fruit yourself during the picking season. It can't be any fresher! After picking, the harvest is weighed and paid for. There is also a jam shop, tea shop and a playground for the little ones. There is freshly made ice cream from our own fruit and there are workshops jam cooking.

Open: July to mid-September: on Mondays and Thursdays (13.00 - 17.00 hrs) More info: Self-picking in Colijnsplaat | Tel. +31 (0) 623167389

Uitspanning Houtzaagwerf

We prefer to keep some secrets to ourselves, such as this idyllic spot in Geersdijk. It's a bit of a search, because you'll pass it in no time. It lies at the bottom of a dike, hidden in the green. In this rural establishment a simple, strongly changing menu is served for a reasonable price. When the weather is nice, the attractive terrace is open. When the weather is bad, you can sit inside at one of the tables by the pot heater. Where the atmosphere is cozy and just as French as outside. That's all we'll tell you.

More info: Uitspanning Houtzaagwerf | Old Kortgenedijk 2, Kortgene

Tel. +31- (0)6 39655758

Walking with donkeys

Walk through the idyllic polder landscape with a donkey as a companion. You can go on your own with a picnic on the pack saddle. Group tours with several donkeys are also organised. Walking with donkeys is very relaxing and is a unique event. Donkeys like to make contact and are able to let adults and children relax. You can compare it with the effect dolphins have on people.


Meet a Zeeuw

Experience Zeeland in an inspiring way. Experience the warm welcome of a Zeeuw who will show you the way. A Zeeuw with a heart for the province. And experience Zeeland as a Zeeuw! And for free too...Sonja takes you on her favourite walk on the island of Noord-Beveland. Or meet Ninette from Zierikzee, who is showing off her 15th century former city palace. You can sign up for an adventure in Zeeland via the website.

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Rent a Solex

Discover Noord-Beveland in a nostalgic way? Rent an old-timer Solex, the first moped in the Netherlands! You will experience nostalgia of yesteryear and will pass by the most beautiful spots on the island. On the outskirts of the dike you will find idyllic beaches, inlets, nature reserves and cosy villages. Because of the simple operation, almost everyone can handle a Solex. With a maximum speed of over 25 km / hour a helmet is not required.

More info: Solexmuseum Colijnsplaat Tel. +31 (0)6 51 31 2925

De Kleine Deugniet

Sometimes you come across these gems, such as this special shop 'De Kleine Deugniet', a health food and gift shop that wants to give shape in its own way to a simple, natural and loving life for everything that lives on Mother Earth. On Saturday they sell fresh organic bread. There are healthy organic juices, tea, jam and many more delicacies. There are also regular activities organized such as jewelry making from soapstone.

More info: De Kleine Deugniet | Voorstraat 26, Colijnsplaat

Tel. +31 (0)113 695 305