Zoutelande is a village in the municipality of Veere, on the former island Walcheren in the province of Zeeland, in the southwest of The Netherlands. It is located between Dishoek and Westkapelle. Originally, Zoutelande was mainly an agricultural village, this being its most important economic activity. The village's character changed slowly into a tourist resort as the demand for beach recreation rose from about the middle of the 19th century.
Nowadays, tourism is Zoutelande's most important source of existence. It is not for nothing that Zoutelande, together with the beach of Dishoek and Westkapelle, is called "Zeeland's Rivièra", after the famous south-coast of France. It is one of Zeeland's most-visited coasts, and one of the few places in The Netherlands where the beach faces south. Plenty of rooms, studios, bungalows and apartments are available to thousands of visitors every summer; most of the tourists are of German origin, although other nationalities are also widely represented. The remaining agriculture in the area benefits of the demand for accommodation in the form of mini-campings. Bicycle-rental, beachfront establishments, hotels, B&Bs, shops and a nice boulevard are all to be found in and around the village.
Like Domburg, Zoutelande was very famous among Dutch painters, who especially praised the sky over Zeeland. It is said the reflection of the sun on the water colors the sky more brilliantly and transparently than anywhere.
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Wikipedia articles for Zoutelande
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