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7 Tips for Living in Cadzand

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Cadzand or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Cadzand or thinking about moving there.

Living as an expat or digital nomad in Cadzand, can be an exciting adventure. This charming seaside town in the Zeeland region offers a unique blend of Dutch culture, stunning landscapes, and a relaxed lifestyle. However, to make the most of your time in Cadzand, it's essential to understand the local customs, lifestyle, and opportunities. Here are seven key tips to help you navigate life in Cadzand.

1. Learn the Language

While English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, learning Dutch can significantly enhance your experience in Cadzand. It will not only help you communicate with locals but also understand the culture better. There are numerous language schools and online platforms where you can learn Dutch at your own pace.

2. Embrace the Cycling Culture

Cycling is a way of life in the Netherlands, and Cadzand is no exception. The town is well-equipped with cycling paths, and it's a common mode of transport for both locals and expats. Cycling is not only a great way to stay fit but also an excellent way to explore the beautiful landscapes of Cadzand and its surroundings.

3. Enjoy Local Cuisine

Cadzand is a paradise for food lovers. The town is known for its fresh seafood, particularly mussels and oysters. Don't miss out on trying local delicacies at restaurants like Pure C, a Michelin-starred restaurant known for its innovative seafood dishes, or De Branding, a cozy eatery offering traditional Dutch cuisine. Remember, dining in the Netherlands is a leisurely affair, so take your time to savor the flavors.

4. Explore the Neighborhoods

Cadzand is divided into two main areas: Cadzand-Bad, the beach resort area, and Cadzand-Dorp, the old village. Cadzand-Bad is popular for its sandy beaches, dunes, and luxury apartments, while Cadzand-Dorp is loved for its quaint charm, historic church, and peaceful atmosphere. Both neighborhoods offer a unique living experience, so explore both before deciding where to settle.

5. Appreciate the Natural Beauty

Cadzand is blessed with stunning natural beauty. The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches, dunes, and nature reserves. Spend your weekends exploring the Het Zwin nature reserve, a birdwatcher's paradise, or take a leisurely walk along the Cadzand beach. The town's natural beauty is one of its biggest attractions, so make sure to take full advantage of it.

6. Understand the Dutch Directness

Dutch people are known for their directness, which can sometimes come off as blunt to outsiders. However, it's important to understand that this is a cultural trait and not intended to be rude. Embrace this directness, and don't be afraid to express your opinions openly. It's a part of the Dutch communication style and can actually make interactions more straightforward and efficient.

7. Get Involved in the Community

One of the best ways to feel at home in Cadzand is to get involved in the local community. Whether it's joining a local club, participating in community events, or volunteering, getting involved can help you make new friends and feel more connected to the town. Remember, every community has its own unique needs and interests, so take the time to find something that aligns with yours.

In conclusion, living in Cadzand as an expat or digital nomad can be a rewarding experience. By embracing the local culture, exploring the town's natural beauty, and getting involved in the community, you can make the most of your time in this charming Dutch town.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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