Cycle route Neeltje Jans
Zierikzee, Neeltje Jans
In earlier times people believed in the patron goddess Nehalennia, corrupted to Neeltje Jans. Hence many ships bore the name 'Neeltje Jans'. Also, the ship that, despite its name, ran aground on a sandbank. The working island for the storm surge barrier was built on that raised sandbar and was therefore named Neeltje Jans. Now it is an information center and nature reserve, a joint project of Het Zeeuwse Landschap and Natuurmonumenten. In this project the nature areas will be restored to their original appearance. This will give meadow, marsh, and coastal birds plenty of room again. This cycle route is therefore ideal for bird lovers!
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