Vlissingen, a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. It is best known for its centuries-old harbour as well as shipyards of the Dutch Royal Navy. The longstanding marine traditions can be seen in the Maritime Muzeeum – you can spend hours there! Stretch your legs by taking a little stroll down the Boulevard van Vlissingen with its many establishments and go to see the Panorama Walcheren and the Sint Jacob church.
Oostende is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars (and the advent of mass tourism), but the city still has plenty of worthwhile sights to see, such as the Mu.ZEE, the Petrus and Paulus church, and the fort Napolean. Visit one of the museums, check out the lively cultural agenda, and step in a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!