Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum

The Casemates


Under the statue of Michiel de Ruyter at the boulevard of Vlissingen, close to the muZEEum, you'll find De Kazematten (The Casemates). The casemates from 1811 lie on the border between land and water.

Special location

This structure is really a monument within a monument, because these casemates are situated in the heart of Keizersbolwerk, a part of the Vlissingen fortifications from 1548. It is no wonder famous historical figures like Charles V, Michiel de Ruyter and Napoleon invariably chose this spot. The strategic position with regard to Antwerp and the deep fairway make this a special location. It has been a bustling spot for centuries.

Fun for children too

Once upon a time in the casemate there lived… the Caserat! The Caserat has been playfully integrated in the exhibition that is to be seen in the casemates and this makes it exciting and fun for children too. There is also a special children’s casemate where they can play to their hearts’ content.

Visitor information


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Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum

Nieuwendijk 11
4381 BV Vlissingen
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0118 - 41 24 98

Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon Closed
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De Kazematten

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