Middelburg is one of those cities in The Netherlands filled with many undiscovered treasures. It’s like a miniature version of Amsterdam (but cozier) and the highlight of Zeeland, especially if you love photography. Therefore, let me show you the 8 most beautiful spots in Middelburg, Zeeland!
P.S. In the end there is a map with all the spots to help you explore.
Table of contents
- 8. The First Street You Walk Into In Middelburg, Netherlands – Segeersstraat
- 7. Adorable Little Bridge – Bellinkbrug
- 6. Canal House Paradise – Nieuwstraat
- 5. Octagon Shaped Church – Oostkerk
- 4. City Hall Of Middelburg, The Most Beautiful City Hall Of The Netherlands
- 3. The Abbey – Onze Lieve Vrouwe Abdij
- 2. Colourful Umbrella Street – Reigerstraat
- 1. Michiel De Ruyter Alley – Kuiperspoort
- Hotspot Map Middelburg, Netherlands
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8. The First Street You Walk Into In Middelburg, Netherlands – Segeersstraat
When walking towards Middelburg’s city center from the train station, it’s likely the first street you enter is the Segeersstraat. The Segeersstraat is already giving you a warm welcome into Middelburg with its nice green trees and cute shops. From one side of the street, you can already spot the Lange Jan, and on the other hand, you can take a look at the canal houses. This street feels super lively and, therefore, the first photography hotspot in Middelburg, the Netherlands.
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7. Adorable Little Bridge – Bellinkbrug
Middelburg is surrounded by water. For instance, in the center, you can find a little harbor, and you can even do a canal tour on a boat! To get over these canals, you come across the occasional bridge. For example, my favorite photography-bridge in Middelburg, Zeeland, is the Bellinkbrug. This is a small white bridge for cyclists and people on foot. But most importantly, the best thing about this little bridge is the canal houses and boats surrounding it, making this a beautiful setting to snap your next photo.
Tip ➳ The best way to explore Middelburg is on foot because almost everything is within walking distance. However, if you don’t feel like walking, explore Middelburg like most people in the Netherlands get around: by bike.
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6. Canal House Paradise – Nieuwstraat
Middelburg feels a bit like a miniature, but the more cozy version of the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. For example, with canal and- warehouses all over the city. One of these charming streets with these kinds of houses is Nieuwstraat; however, there are many more. Wander around Middelburg and enjoy the lovely looking houses. Although, pay attention when taking photos here as this street is accessible to cars.
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5. Octagon Shaped Church – Oostkerk
Besides the Lange Jan, there is another church in Middelburg you need to visit. The church, called The Oostkerk, is an octagon-shaped church with a dome roof. This 17th-century protestant church was specially built for performing special ceremonies. The shape of the Oostkerk and the line of sight towards the church are awe-inspiring, and therefore photogenic.
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4. City Hall Of Middelburg, The Most Beautiful City Hall Of The Netherlands
The city hall of Middelburg is a spectacular medieval building with tons of details carved in the stone. For instance, the oval window, the red window shutters, and the clock tower make Middelburg’s city hall one of the most beautiful in The Netherlands. But above all, the Gothic architecture style makes this building stand out and makes Middelburg’s central market a treat for the eyes.
Fun Fact ➳ Students of University College Roosevelt in Middelburg actually have classes in the city hall of Middelburg. How awesome!
3. The Abbey – Onze Lieve Vrouwe Abdij
The Onze Lieve Vrouwe Abbey is one of the most historically interesting buildings in Middelburg. This 11th-century abbey was an important building and eventually grew to be the center of power in Zeeland. Above all, the abbot – head of the abbey – became a powerful man and even had functions in the provincial council’s governance. To sum up, the Abby square, church, and Lange Jan tower all belong to the Onze Lieve Vrouw Abbey.
Personally, I love the Abbey for its gorgeous stone ceilings and huge windows. Plus, in the center of the abbey, there is a little garden/courtyard.
2. Colourful Umbrella Street – Reigerstraat
In the historic center of Middelburg, you will find the Lange Jan Tower watching over the city. You can already spot this 90 m high tower from far away because of its height, as it is one of the largest/highest landmarks in Zeeland.
However, the best view on the Lange Jan is from the Reigerstraat. Because of many colorful umbrellas hanging above the street, cute cafes, and lovely greenery, the Reigerstraat makes the perfect photography hotspot in Middelburg, Zeeland. For instance, you can frame the Lange Jan in-between the umbrellas, creating stunning pictures and showing off one of the prettiest spots in Middelburg, the Netherlands.
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1. Michiel De Ruyter Alley – Kuiperspoort
Kuiperspoort is 100% the best-known photography hotspot in Middelburg and maybe even in the entire province of Zeeland. This tiny little alley makes you feel like you have gone back in time for at least 200 years. The stunning warehouses are all still in the original style, with hooks on the frontage for lifting goods, little window shutters, and cellar doors in front of the houses. There also is an entrance gate with an iconic red/white door at the end of the street. A true hidden gem!
Did you know parts of the Michiel De Ruyter movie were filmed in the Kuiperspoort?
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Hotspot Map Middelburg, Netherlands
To make your life easier, I’ve put all the 8 photography hotspots on a map so you can easily find them while you are exploring Middelburg in the Netherlands.
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