The question might be: what can't you do in North Brabant? For anyone traveling to our beautiful province, the options are endless. Enjoy culture or nature, an active and adventurous holiday, day trips, indoor activities and more. But then it is of course nice to know what is really worth it, and we are happy to help with that! We compiled a list of our favorite activities. Curious? Read on quick!
The Binnenschelde is a recreational lake that borders the residential area of the Bergse Plaat, where it is possible to swim, canoe and windsurf. A beach zone has been constructed with various facilities and there are jetties. It is also a valued spot with kite surfers. A walking/cycling route of approximately 7 km runs around the Binnenschelde.
The Markiezenhof is one of the most beautiful city palaces in Western Europe. Built in the late 15th century by the famous Mechelen master builders Anthonie and Rombout Keldermans, this was the residential palace of the lords and marquises of Bergen op Zoom.
Today, Het Markiezenhof is a museum and houses the regional archive. The attention of the museum and archive is on the history of the city and region and the history of the fair.
There is always something going on in Het Markiezenhof. The halls are intensively used for lectures, concerts, performances and films. Moreover, it is 'the place to be' when it comes to parties & weddings and conferences & business meetings.
Due to COVID-19 the opening hours may be adjusted. Please refer to the website for more information.
Fort de Roovere in Halsteren is increasingly developing into the center of the West Brabant Waterline. This is not least due to the Moses Bridge, the edge of which is level with the water in the moat. Here you can wade through, as Moses did through the Red Sea. Next to this remarkable access bridge, Pompejus towers over the fortress. From this gigantic watchtower you can overlook the entire West Brabant Waterline.
At the same time, it is an open-air theater and exhibition space. Pompejus was created with the combined forces of residents, organizations and the municipality of Bergen op Zoom. Work has also been done on the realization of a poster (tunnel), through which you go back in time, as it were. Fort de Roovere is also ideal for a wide range of cultural and sporting events.
Beautiful walking routes have been set out along the earthen walls and canals. Follow the yellow route for a walk of about 2 km. or the purple route for a walk of about 5 km.
Are you ready for action in nature? There is plenty of challenge in climbing forest Brabantse Wal! In 2020 we won the bronze award for the ANWB 'Best outing in North Brabant'. The Climbing Forest is now even bigger with a free fall, bungee and a new junior route. A zip line route, difficult transitions and large nets. It's all there. Choose your own climbing route and determine how high you want to go.
Experience it yourself!
Have you become enthusiastic when reading about the city and region and what you can do there? At Grand Hotel De Draak you can book extra cheap this summer via this website. Will we see you soon?