Cadzand, Netherlands

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Arrived in Cadzand

For my birthday, I wanted to spend a quiet day with Koen in Zeeland. I know about Cadzand because of Sergio Herman. He has two 1 Michelin starred restaurants, Pure C and Air Republic, both located in Cadzand and I was curious to see the appeal!

I don’t especially like swimming, but I love going for walks on the beach. There’s something about the salty, sea air that reinvigorates me. That’s why I love Zeeland – one of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. Cadzand didn’t disappoint. I found the town very charming and relaxing.

After our walk, Koen and I headed to Sergio Herman’s Air Republic for a snack on their pavilion with a view of the ocean. The restaurant is actually divided into two sections – the actual restaurant which has earned a Michelin star and the cafe which is more of a snackbar. We dined at the latter, enjoying shrimp croquettes and kimchi fries!

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Hotel Noordzee

 

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I love all the little houses on Dutch and Belgian beaches. The perfect place to change into your swimsuit or store your beach supplies!

 

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Walk along the pier

 

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So many birds!

 

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Windy day

 

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Air Republic

 

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Walking toward the entrance

 

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The pavilion

 

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Kimchi cheese fries and shrimp croquettes

 

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Coffee with local cookies to finish

 

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Cadzand is very famous for shark teeth, which can be found along the beach.

 

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And a little bit of foraging on our way back to the car – rosehips! We will dry them at home to make tea!

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