Land from the sea

How was Zeeland’s coastal landscape reclaimed over the past 1000 years? The answer to the question can be found in the Terra Maris (literally ‘land from the sea’) museum.

“Terra Maris is all about the reclaimed landscape and diverse fauna and flora of Zeeland.”

This museum is all about the Zeeland landscape and natural environment. Using sound, pictures, computer presentations, animation, aquariums, archaeological finds and stuffed birds and mammals, you will discover how sea finally became land. In addition to land reclamation, the museum also looks at Zeeland’s diverse flora and fauna. From forests, dunes, meadows and farmland to streams, large tidal waters and saltwater lakes.

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Behind the museum, there is a large, 2.5 hectare landscape garden. Here you can see miniature versions of the different Zeeland landscapes. There is an enjoyable exploration route (available for €1.50 in the museum) that leads you to 17 points of interest in the garden.

  Terra Maris
Address: Duinvlietweg 6, Oostkapelle
Open: April to October daily from 10am to 5pm, November to March Wednesday to Saturdays from noon to 4pm, Sundays from 11am to 5pm

Terra Maris