A town on the island of Tholen, in the municipality of Tholen! What could be better? The island is definitely worth a visit, and make sure you do not skip the town. We would love to tell you more about everything it has to offer!
Tholen is famous for its fascinating and rich history, and it shows! The town originated in the 13th century. Like many other historic towns, the former city walls shaped its distinct star form. Walking through the town, you can still see many elements dating back to the Middle Ages, such as historic buildings, the Town Hall, Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (the Church of Our Lady), de Grote Kerk (Great Church) and picturesque streets. We particularly recommend Venkelstraat!
If you happen to find yourself in the town of Tholen on a Tuesday, you can visit the weekly market in the morning. Enjoy a stroll along a variety of stalls. If you happen to visit on another day, not to worry: browse around at thrift store OverThollig.
For those looking for adventure, one of the most amazing experiences you can enjoy here is a ride aboard the Skyshark. You will go underwater and swim towards your goal like a torpedo. With a huge jump of up to six metres high, you'll leap above the water and feel as free as a bird.
So, what else is there to do in Tholen? Why not fill up your car at Tholen Slagharen? Not to be confused with the famous amusement park elsewhere in the Netherlands! This is a petrol station, and a real household name in the region. Tholen Slagharen is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities: a bakery for fresh rolls, a lounge with free Wi-Fi where you can sit and do some work, meet with business associates or simply enjoy a nice breakfast, a meatball or a fresh cup of coffee.
Tholen is a former island in the province of Zeeland, which is part of the municipality of Tholen along with the former island of Sint Philipsland. It is surrounded by a whopping seven different bodies of water: the Krabbenkreek, the Mastgat, the Keeten, the Oosterschelde, the Eendracht, the Schelde-Rijnkanaal and the Zoommeer. Explore Tholen's beautiful nature by bike and enjoy the stunning views across the water. Did you know that the entire island is home to only a single traffic light? How is that for a sign of ultimate tranquillity... If you prefer to move around on foot, there are several hiking trails. The hiking network will take you along quiet farmland trails, unique views and authentic village centres. And of course, you can go exploring as you please. It is the perfect island for hiking!
with seven different bodies of water around Tholen, you never have to go far to enjoy the stunning water views
visit the Oesterdam—at 10.5 km, it is the longest dam of all the Delta Works!
enjoy an extensive lunch or dinner at one of the lively restaurants in Tholen
Besides the historic Grote or Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, you will also find two windmills in Tholen: De Hoop and De Verwachting. You will find De Hoop on the waterfront on the old city walls and De Verwachting on Vlasmarkt.
Fancy a meal out during your visit? Tholen has plenty of dining options. Whether you are after lunch or sumptuous dining, this town has it all! Consider the waterfront at Marina Beachclub, for example, or Hart van Tholen, Hof van Holland or JuNa in the centre!
Brasserie de Zeester offers a convivial atmosphere all day long that makes guests feel right at home. Take in the beautiful view from the port of Antwerp to the Zeeland Bridge while enjoying a delicious lunch, drinks session or meal here. Holiday feeling guaranteed! If you prefer a quick bite to eat, Cafeteria De Lunch in Tholen is a great choice for delicious fries or other fast food options.
Welcome to the longest dam of all the Delta Works! It is 10.5 kilometres long, to be precise, with plenty of attractions on offer. Oesterdam offers a varied range of activities, including paintball, stand up paddle boarding and a RIB experience. After an active day, you can enjoy delicious food and drinks at Oesterdam's restaurant, where you will be treated to stunning views across the water. In other words: if you are on the island of Tholen, be sure to visit Oesterdam!
The island of Tholen and the surrounding area is definitely worth a visit, and these places should definitely not be missed. We are happy to tell you what there is to do!