Kettingweg, 4401 NS Yerseke, Netherlands
51.49651800, 4.05398100

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Yerseke is a village in the Dutch municipality of Reimerswaal, situated along the Oosterschelde in Zeeland. The village has 6, 541 inhabitants (2006. The village is best known for its mussel and oyster farming. Tourists come to Yerseke for guided tours of the oyster farms, the marina and the Oosterscheldemuseum (“Oosterschelde Museum”). The town is also known for its annual festival day: the Mosseldag (the”Mussel Day”). CEME, Centrum voor Estuariene en Mariene Ecologie (“Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology”), a research institute of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (“Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences”), is also based in Yerseke. It is a component of the NIOO, Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (“Dutch Ecology Institute”). The oldest mention of Yerseke is probably that which appears in an act of 24 January 966 of Emperor Otto I: the locality is named Gersika. In a text dated 27 July 980, Yerseke appears under the name of Gersicha. Like so many towns in the Zeeland Islands, the settlement was born on the crest of a creek where, among other activities, sheep were raised. It is assumed that the name Gersika/Gersicha comes from this ancient cove. Around 1870, oyster farming appeared in Yerseke. To this end, oyster beds have been built where oysters are raised using tiles. Mussel farming has also become increasingly important for the village. The only mussel auction in the Netherlands is in Yerseke, where fishermen from neighbouring villages come to auction their produce. Mussels were once fished with small sailboats, hoogaarsen and hengsten. Nowadays, very modern ships with sophisticated navigation systems are used. Choose from our available boats (use the detailed search engine) and make a reservation.