Cycle route in and around Veere
Veere, Oostkapelle, Serooskerke
Because Wolfert IV van Borselen married the Scottish king's daughter Mary Stuart, Veere became an important place for the Scots. This resulted in a Scottish colony with its own director, notary, elder, police officer and judge. In addition, the Scots were exempt from excise duties on beer and wine if they opened their own inn and church. Vrouwenpolder also received visitors from Great Britain, although they were less peaceful. The English tried to invade Napoleon's empire from here. Oostkapelle has to deal with an invasion of a completely different order: the village is best known as a seaside town where many tourists come every year. Although the village is small, it does have a medieval castle: Westhove Castle has long been in possession of a monastic order. The abbot was an important man: he was chairman of the States of Zeeland and Walcheren. The States also met in the castle. Serooskerke became internationally known for the discovery of a treasure. More than a thousand gold coins were found in a leek field, which yielded 340,000 euros. The municipality was entitled to half of this and has built the 'De Goudvijver' swimming pool, among other things. Later another treasure was found in Serooskerke: 850 silver coins.
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