West Zeelandic Flanders is characterised by its endless polder landscape and vast beaches. The fertile (clay) soil has traditionally made for good farming in the region. But in addition to the agricultural sector, the tourist sector is also of great (economic) importance. Every year, millions of day trips and millions of overnight stays take place in the region. Cooperation between both sectors therefore offers many opportunities. Food tourism or culinary tourism is about experiencing food in a way that is different from usual. Going off the beaten track to notice and experience the differences in food, its origin, preparation, presentation and way of eating.
LOCAL ENJOYMENTThe past period has once again highlighted the fact that not only guests in the region have a great interest in a local, traceable and ecologically sound short food chain, but also the local residents themselves. They also make trips, visit the catering industry, go on walks and cycle tours through the region. They too want to know where products come from, how they are grown and how they can be used. Both locals and tourists are increasingly interested in special and healthy food with a good and honest origin.
For many holidaymakers, culinary activities are an attractive way of getting to know a holiday destination better; enjoying local flavours and specialities is therefore becoming increasingly important. West Zeelandic Flanders is a destination known not only for its beautiful countryside but also increasingly for its (high-quality) culinary offerings in catering establishments and unique chefs' preparations. Food and tourism are inextricably linked here in the region. West Zeelandic Flanders is a destination that you can experience with your senses by smelling, feeling, seeing and, above all, tasting everything that comes from the sea and the land.