By Maddy Slot & Laura van der Laan
As the Christmas break is soon approaching, most students seek places to relax and clear their minds when they are not catching up on sleep. When all the deadlines have passed, and all the assignments have been handed in, what else is there to do in Middelburg? Luckily for you, Out & About has made a list of all the things you can do in Middelburg during the most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas Market Middelburg:
Visit the Christmas market in Middelburg and stroll around, passing shops like Rituals, de Drvkkery, Intersport, and Chocolate Lovers for special Christmas surprises. Take in all the Christmas lights, street theatre, and music, and most of all the ‘gezelligheid’. Visit the market on Saturday for the perfect hangover cure.When? Friday 12 December: 10.00 – 21.00 Saturday 13 December: 09.00 – 17.00
Christmas Market Veere:
Visit the city of Veere for another Christmas market. The market square of Veere will be filled with 40 stands with food and decoration, hot chocolate and glühwein. The fully decorated square will be the platform for the live Christmas music.
For more information: http://www.kerstmarktveere.nl/When? Saturday 13 December: 11.00 – 18.00 Sunday 14 December: 11.00 – 17.00
Christmas Market on the Farm:
- Cheese farm Schellach: Prooyenseweg 26, 4332 RD Middelburg
On this farm in Middelburg you can get your last- minute Christmas gifts. With fire pits, hot chocolate, crêpes, and glühwein, your afternoon is sure to bring you in the Christmas spirit. All of the proceeds will be donated to Serious Request. Do good during this time of year and grab a hot chocolate!
For more information: http://kaasboerderijschellach.nl/NL/Agenda/When? Monday 22 December: 15.00 – 18.30
Theatre Festival Zeeland:
From the 10th to the 20th of December you can enjoy the wonders of the Dutch theatre right here in Middelburg. Several plays will be performed in the Middelburg Stadsschouwburg.
For more information: http://www.theaterzeelandia.nl/genre/16/winterburg.html
The plays will be in Dutch.
De Spot does not stop. Get into the Christmas spirit with these events. New Cool Collective, a jazz band, will be playing in the spot. Have a great night out with your friends listening to this lively band.When? Saturday 20 December Doors open: 21.00, start: 21.30 Student tickets: €13.50
The last event of the year in De Spot: “How to Throw a Christmas Party”. Dance all night to funky Christmas music with your best friend; party in Middelburg before heading home for Christmas.When? Tuesday 23 December Doors open: 21.00, start: 21.30 Student ticket: €13.50
The many events in and around Middelburg will keep you busy for days, but if you want to have a quiet day in Middelburg, the ice-skating rink and cosy cafés are not too far away.
Maddy Slot, class of 2016, is an Art History and Literature major from Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Laura van der Laan, Class of 2016, is a Law major from Orinda, California