Vlissingen is a city in the southwestern part of the Netherlands in the province of Zeeland, close to the Belgian border, with a population of about 45.000 people. The city dates back to 620AD. Since that time, it has grown to become the third most important seaport in the Netherlands. It is a lively seaside and tourist resort, which attracts many thousands of visitors and tourists every year. Vlissingen has a temperate sea climate, which is milder than the rest of the Netherlands due to its more southern location on the coast.
The city’s main attractions are its seaside boulevard and lovely beaches. Its main beach, one of the best beaches in all of the Netherlands. Vlissingen beach has won the Blue Flag award every year since 2003. This award goes to only those beaches that maintain the highest level of cleanliness on the beach and in the water itself. The locals are extremely friendly and there are museums and parks that are just a short walk from the beach. Water sports can also be played, or one can simply sunbathe on the sandy beaches.
There are two railway stations in town and Vlissingen is the last stop on the Rotterdam - Roosendaal-Vlissingen line. From this line, you can connect directly to Amsterdam, The Hague, or Rotterdam. Trains are available every 30 minutes.