A vast brackish wilderness, unprecedented in Western Europe: a visit to the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe is an unforgettable experience! In this extensive 36km2 area of primeval nature, you will see, smell and experience first hand the tidal rhythms, influence of sea on land and the River Scheldt. Saeftinghe also has an extremely rich history; there was even a castle! 

In order to respect both the value of this fragile environment, and your safety, much of Saeftinghe is not freely accessible to the public; the habitat is extremely susceptible to damage and erosion, and the tide can come in at a treacherous speed. However, our guides know the area, with all its deep creeks and gullies, inside out and will gladly take you out onto the reserve. You can reserve a place for one for these unforgettable guided excursions either at the visitor centre or through this website. One area of Saeftinghe is set aside for public access: you can wander freely or follow one of the trails provided. There are also spectacular views over the landscape from the sea wall.

Please explore this website and discover what Saeftinghe has to offer...