Breskens is still known as city of fishermen. It’s nice to wander across the various ports: the port of trade with its sugars. The fishing port with the Fisheries Museum and the marina full of sailing and powerboats. Here it is also possible to buy fish.
The trading port is the home of the ‘Festijn’. This allows you to take a boat trip over the Westerschelde and seals on the sandbanks. Registration can be done via website: defestijn.nl
The marine protection has a beautiful promenade above the village, with a viewpoint over the village inland and across the Westerschelde sea, from Westkapelle to Borsele, in clear weather even Antwerp. On the west side of the Promenade and the village is the bicycle / foot spring to Vlissingen. Sailings in the summer every half hour.
In the village you will find the Spuiplein with various restaurants and cafes, lovely lodges overlooking the square where the giant fish of the Rotterdam artist Albert Kramer stand. Also, the water is not missing here.
The RK. Church of Santa Barbara is famous for its statues of crossroads in carvings, made by pastor Omer Gielliet. Also worth mentioning are the red penguins at the marina.
The work of art was made by Belgian artist William Sweetlove who, with this work of art, took the strong link of Breskens with the sea as a starting point. The fence stands for buildings that can not resist natural forces at times. The penguin is a wild and mystical sea animal which symbolizes unspoilt and protected nature. He is intelligent, knows how to adapt to the environment and lives in harmony with nature. Red is the signal color that paves the way for what is currently happening and warns of the effects of climate change.