Breskens is a small harbour town, located to the far south-west of the Netherlands, within the Sluis municipality, in Zeeland province. Originally a busy fishing port, the town is now a popular tourist destination amongst both Dutch tourists and those from Belgium, whose northern border is very close by. The town is still, however, noted for its annual Fishery Festival, the most popular within Zeeland. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Breskens will discover that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the town, mainly in the form of modern harbourside apartments.
Many visitors looking to spend their holidays in Breskens will find that the town is the ideal base for exploring the delights of the Zeeland province and the Netherlands as a whole. Being a relatively compact country, visitors will find most of the Netherlands’ main tourist attractions can be reached within a short drive from the town. Due to the region’s mainly flat terrain, the bicycle is a popular and convenient mode of transport amongst many visitors looking to spend their holidays in Breskens. Bicycles can be hired at very reasonable prices and visitors will find that the region is criss-crossed with well defined cycle routes.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in Breskens will be looking to spend some time in the country’s largest city and most popular tourist draw, Amsterdam. The city can be reached within an hour’s drive from Breskens and boasts numerous attractions to cater for all tastes and interests. Famed for its relaxed, free and easy atmosphere, the city has a lively and diverse nightlife, although Amsterdam also boasts a rich architectural history, which is reflected in its impressive buildings and landmarks. The city’s many museums, historic monuments and galleries are another popular draw, perhaps the most notable being the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Hermitage Amsterdam.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Breskens will find that the Netherlands as a whole has a mild, temperate climate, similar to that of the UK. Summer temperatures will average in the early 20s degrees Celsius, whilst in the winter temperatures will generally drop to between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. Breskens receives an average annual rainfall of around 29 inches.
The majority of tourists looking to spend their holidays in Breskens will first fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy airport from the UK, to include British Airways, easyJet, Flybe and KLM, departing several region UK airports to include London Gatwick(LGW), Southampton(SOU), Manchester (MAN), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Edinburgh (EDI).