"Sluis" Sluis by grayfo
Sluis Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 72 photos
Sluis, an ancient and historic fortified port, is today a lively tourist centre with over 100 shops open seven days a week and is an excellent short break destination. Sluis has been a city since 1290 and today is very popular with tourists, especially from Belgium due to its proximity with the border and its convenient location to the Dutch or Belgian coast, the Belgian cities of Bruges and Ghent, and even northern France.
Must see sights/attractions include: the town walls, the town gates, the canal, the quay, the Town Hall Belfry and the Windmill “De Brak” to name but a few.
Did You Know
The town hall belfry is the only one in the Netherlands still in existence
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The coat of arms consists of a horizontal divide two thirds down, the upper panel has a blue diagonal band left to right, in the upper silver panel is a black castle consisting of a gate covered with doors and two side towers with horn blowers rising from the top. In the lower left gold panel is a red fortress with raised portcullis. The lower band consists of red and silver wavy cross bars. The supporters are, two red lions facing in with blue tongues and claws, the lions are standing on a blue nailed decorative. The arms are topped by a gold crown with nineteen pearls and red and blue gems.
The flag of Sluis consists of a vertical divide one third to the mast side, the larger right panel has a blue diagonal band left to right, the upper divide is a silver background on which is a black castle consisting of a gate covered with doors and two side towers with horn blowers rising from the top. In lower divide is a gold background on which is a red fortress with raised portcullis. The smaller left panel consists of red and silver wavy cross bars. The flag was adopted in February 2003.
Sluis was previously known as Lamminsvliet and was not known by its current name until after 1324; by 1382 the town had... more travel advice
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