North Brabant
Bergen op Zoom
Bergen op Zoom The Essential
Located in the middle of woods and heathland, Bergen op Zoom was the location for two large fairs in the Middle Ages. It was the capital of an independent seigneury from 1287 and became a marquisate in 1533. Its port was then linked to the eastern Scheldt. Famous for its invincibility, especially at the time of Spanish attacks (16-17C), its fortifications were reinforced around 1700 by M. van Coehoorn . Its boulevards trace the contours of these ramparts, which were demolished in 1868.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bergen op Zoom
Markiezenhof
Markiezenhof
This building, which for the most part
15 minutes
St-Geertrudiskerk Belfry
St-Geertrudiskerk Belfry
This massive stone belfry dates from the
Stadhuis
Stadhuis
The town hall occupies three houses. The
15 minutes
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
This is the last remaining gateway of
30 minutes