This riverside city in the Dutch province of Zeeland has plenty to offer holidaymakers. Founded in the 10th century, it has a rich history, traces of which can be seen in the unique architecture of the buildings. The array of uniquely structured and decorated buildings standing on the edge of River Korte Gos makes for a picturesque scene and visitors will find photo opportunities aplenty here. Opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities are also available. To make their stay cosy and luxurious, holidaymakers can choose from an array of well-furnished holiday homes.
There are two brilliant hiking trails available here to take visitors from Goes’ scenic townscapes to her beautiful surroundings. One is 14 miles long while the other is about 30 miles.
Dining in Goes is made a wonderful experience by an array of eateries with excellent local cuisine, cosy ambiance and friendly service. A highly recommended example of these restaurants is Binnenhof. Here visitors will find surprisingly reasonably priced meals and wine served with hearty Dutch hospitality.
The capital of the Zeeland province, Middelburg is teeming with attractions that visitors will want to see. First of all half of this locale is practically encircled by a canal bordered by a tree-lined walkway on one side and a harbour full of bobbing boats on the other. This makes it a quiet, picturesque setting for a leisurely promenade, or cycle. Due to the nightmare of parking, visitors will find it better to use their feet or a bike to get around. While in Middelburg tourists usually make a beeline for The Long John (or De Lang Jan) tower which commands a breathtaking view over the area.
This locale experiences generally cool, temperate climate throughout the year. Summers are relatively cool compared to other locations, with average highs barely exceeding 20°C. On occasion, however, temperatures do exceed 25°C. After reaching heights of about 22°C on average in August, temperatures plummet sharply through autumn to arrive at averages of about 5°C in December. It becomes slightly chillier in January before spring arrives to dispel the chill. Rainfall is rather evenly distributed in this locale with most months receiving an average of between 60 and 70mm.
While a good number of Goes’ visitors arrive through the Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport which is about 67 miles away, seasoned travellers suggest using the Brussels Airport as it is actually closer, though in Belgium. Schiphol is one of Europe’s busiest airports and visitors coming from Dublin, Ljubljana, Moscow, Madrid and other European cities will easily get direct flights there. Air France, British Airways, Emirates and EasyJet are just a few of the airlines that have flights to and from this facility. Visitors coming from across the Mediterranean or the Atlantic can also get direct flights to Schiphol. The Brussels Airport is equally busy, receiving traffic from all over Europe and beyond.