English

At muZEEum you discover and experience Zeeland’s maritime past and present in four themes:

Water, Work, Glory and Adventure.

Water has shaped the province of Zeeland. Water also brought Work, then and now. Shipyards, pilotage, building links between the islands and of course flood defence work. Work led to Glory: Zeeland produced famous admirals like Michiel de Ruyter. Adventure was embraced by the Zeelanders. They went on exciting exploratory voyages, waged war and risked their lives to rescue people from drowning. At muZEEum you can get a glimpse of the past but also of present-day maritime Zeeland, of places you would not normally enter. Always wanted to know how super yachts are built? Why the Belgian pilot ships used to be faster than the Dutch? How Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island? Come to muZEEum.
 

CHILDREN

At muZEEum young and old are able to experience in various ways what the sea means to the Zeelanders. For the children there is an attractive quest and there are all sorts of games. For instance, try and navigate a ship safely to the port of Antwerp. Or try and find Easter Island. Or salvage treasure. Or…
 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (during school holidays also open on Mondays)

MuZEEum is closed on Koningsdag, New Year’s Day and Christmas Day.

Prices

Prices muZEEum

Adults € 10,-
Children from 4 to 12 € 5.-
Children under 4 free
Groups from 15 persons € 9,-

De Kazematten (Casemates) are open from April to October.

Museum card and ICOM card holders, Vereniging Rembrandt and carers of disabled persons have free entry.

ADDRESS 

Nieuwendijk 11
4381 BV Vlissingen
Telephone: 0118-412498
E-mail: info@muzeeum.nl
 

HOW TO GET THERE

By car

Take the A58 from Bergen op Zoom. In Vlissingen follow the ANWB signs ‘Arsenaal’. MuZEEum is opposite Arsenaal. You may plan your route on ANWB.nl or Google Maps. 

In Vlissingen centre there is only paid parking. Parking garage De Fonteyne in Spuistraat and car park Arsenaal in Koningsweg are close to muZEEum. 

By train or Fast Ferry

Follow route ‘Groene Boulevard’, which is a 30-minute walk along the river Westerscheldt or take bus 56 or 58 and get off at Betje Wolffplein. From this bus stop it is a 10-minute walk through Vlissingen centre to muZEEum.

CASEMATES

De Kazematten (Casemates) are open from April to October.

The casemates from 1811 lie on the border between land and water. This structure is really a monument within a monument, because these casemates are situated in the heart of Keizersbolwerk, a part of the Vlissingen fortifications from 1548. It is no wonder famous historical figures like Charles V, Michiel de Ruyter and Napoleon invariably chose this spot. The strategic position with regard to Antwerp and the deep fairway make this a special location. It has been a bustling spot for centuries.

A casemate is a military structure used for defence purposes against enemy fire. Very often supplies like ammunition were kept there and in war time they were used as barracks for the soldiers. The casemates in Vlissingen consist of various rooms and have had several functions. What is striking is that the garrison bakery has remained intact for all those years. Once upon a time every twenty-four hours 4800 loaves were baked here.

It’s fun for children too
Once upon a time in the casemate there lived… the Caserat! The Caserat has been playfully integrated in the exhibition that is to be seen in the casemates and this makes it exciting and fun for children too. There is also a special children’s casemate where they can play to their hearts’ content.

ROUTE

The casemates are close to muZEEum. They are in Keizersbolwerk, under the statue of Michiel de Ruyter.
 

OPENING HOURS

The casemates are open from April to October
 

ORANJEMOLEN

During the Second World War Vlissingen was part of the international battleground by the end of 1944. Antwerp had been liberated at the time, but the river Westerscheldt was still in enemy hands. That is why in October 1944 the Battle of the Scheldt was fought. After five weeks the battle was won by the Allied Forces. 25.000 people were killed. The spot where the Allied Forces landed at the time has now been turned into a memorial area. On the same spot there is a windmill, called Oranjemolen, where there is an exhibition about this battle.
 

OPENING HOURS

Oranjemolen can be visited by appointment: 0031(0)118-412498 or info@muzeeum.nl.

 Route

Oranjemolen is close to muZEEum.