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Visserijmuseum Breskens

Visserijmuseum Breskens

Everything you want to know about fishery, marine animals, birds and much more….

At the Visserijmuseum, you will learn the fascinating story of the sea, about fishermen and their extraordinary catches of fossils, shells and other marine treasures. The museum boasts one of the largest bird collections and there is a sea aquarium that houses a variety of fish including sharks, seahorses, flatfish, crabs, shrimp, starfish and lobsters. A real fisherman teaches visitors how to tie a fishing net or fisherman’s knots. The best way to get to the Visserijmuseum in Breskens is by Westerschelde Ferry.

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During the summer months, Visserijmuseum guides sail along on the ferry on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They will be happy to tell you about the Westerschelde, the animals that live in and around it, fishing and the sights in Vlissingen and Breskens as you sail from Breskens to Vlissingen or vice versa.
The guides will join on the crossings from Breskens at 9.18, 10.18 and 11.18 a.m. and from Vlissingen at 9.48, 10.48 and 11.48 a.m. 

The Visserijmuseum is open from April – November. Entrance to the museum is free for children under 4.

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