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The province of Zeeland (“Sea-land”) lies in the delta of the rivers Rhine, Waal and Meuse. Much of it is below sea level; the land was reclaimed over the centuries, and what used to be mud flats that flooded at high tide became a series of small, man-made hills connected by dikes. Middelburg, the provincial capital, is an attractive city with a fine museum that’s located in an old abbey. During Holland’s Golden Age, Zeeland was one of the two most important seafaring provinces of the Netherlands. Visitors come to enjoy the long, sandy beaches in resorts such as Domburg and tiny Zoutelande.