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
Bergen op Zoom
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Stadhuis Stadhuis
Stadhuis
Bergen op Zoom
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Bergen op Zoom Belfry
Bergen op Zoom Belfry
Bergen op Zoom
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
Bergen op Zoom
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