Zierikzee is a village on Renesse with approximately 10,000 inhabitants. It is the regional centre for some industries and has a yacht harbour. Zierikzee developed into a small town sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries. At the end of the 16th century, a canal was constructed to connect the city with Oosterschelde which helped to increase the prosperity of the city thanks to herring fishing and trade with the Dutch East Indies. Competition with other cities in the province was inevitable and for the 18th century, when prosperity began to decline, poverty and economic stagnation attacked Zierikzee. Few buildings were built and Zierikzee maintained its beautiful historic centre. Due to poverty in the 18th and 19th centuries, three portals of the city avoided being demolished and can still be admired today. Thanks to the Delta Plan connections to the city were improved and Zierikzee could once again be allowed to developed. The Town Hall, the oldest building which dates from the 14th century, has a very extravagant Renaissance tower.
Willemstad is small, but charming. It's surrounded by water, and has wall-shaped dikes, like many other Dutch towns. It's worth visiting the great windmill, and the remnants of the wars that have plagued the town. I recommend walking along the path that surrounds the city, which begins on the water, crosses through the old part of the city, and returns to the center. It's a town you can visit in a morning.
It is a charming village just outside Amsterdam. Filled with green, green and more green ... Houses that look like they came right out of an old movies, lots of wood and a little of that aged touch that gives a romantic air to any small corner.