Sluis

Sluis is a small town in Zeelandic Flandersin, in the west of the Southern Netherlands. Although it was largely destroyed by Allied bombs in WWII, the city walls, belfry and windmill in the centre of town give this nicely rebuilt place a historic touch. It's just a few kilometres from the coast and sits right on the Dutch-Belgian border, which makes it a popular day-trip destination for Dutch and Belgian visitors alike.

Get in

The typical way to get here is by car, and the N53 is the only main way into town. It connects to the E34 to the south/west. The connection to the Dutch highway network is north via Terneuzen, via the N62 causeway over the water of the Westerschelde, and then on to the A58/E312. To get here by public transport, head to Vlissingen and then take the ferry boat to Breskens. Once in Breskens, take bus 42 to get to Sluis. A single journey will take about 1.5 hours.

Get around

To town is small and everyone gets around on foot.

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Eat

Until a few years ago, this tiny town was home to probably the best restaurant in the country, attracting visitors from all over the world. The decision of celebrity chef Sergio Herman to close his 3 star restaurant Oud Sluis and move to a larger location in Antwerp was the end of high level fine dining in Sluis. Yet, it has not left visitors out of options. No, there are no Michelin star restaurants left, but there are plenty of places that serve descent meals. The best places get overcrowded in high season, so if you've set your mind on one, it's best to make a reservation.

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