Schouwen-Duiveland: recreational and digital companies

Industrial areas


Type of industrial estate: local, with extra-local possibilities for the development of the aqua business

Location: Bruinisse

Available land: 27,000 m2

Environmental category: 3.2 at the most

Straalweg II

Type of industrial estate: mixed, the largest industrial estate in Schouwen-Duiveland

Location: south of Zierikzee

Available land: 77,000 m2, available plots of 1000 m2 at the least

Environmental category: 4.0 at the most

Business Park

Type of industrial estate: high-quality

Location: at the south entrance of Zierikzee

Available land: 46,000 m2

Environmental category: 3.1 at the most 

Other Industrial Estates in the Municipality:

  • Straalweg I (Zierikzee)
  • Spuiweg (Brouwershaven)
  • De Roterij (Haamstede)
  • De Weel (Nieuwerkerk)
  • Oosterland
  • Duinzoom (Renesse)
  • De Lelie (Scharendijke)
  • Boerenweg (Zierikzee)


These estates do not have any lots available for new commercial activities.

Schouwen-Duiveland: figures and facts

Schouwen-Duiveland is the northernmost island of Zeeland. In addition to the historic towns of Zierikzee and Brouwershaven it has fifteen villages and eleven hamlets. The island is completely surrounded by water, its beach along the North Sea coast spans 21 kilometres; Oosterschelde National Park, and the Grevelingenmeer (Grevelingen Lake). Recreation is important for the economy. It stimulates the quality of life and helps to preserve facilities.


Population: 33,852 persons 

Area: 488.21 km2 (258.14 km2 of which is water)

Population density: 148 inhabitants per km2

Workforce: 15,100 persons 

Average per capita income: €29,800

Industrial estates: 11

Number of Companies: 4,736

Largest sectors:

1. Business and private service industry

2. Hotel and catering industry, sports and recreation

3. Agro


Within 45 minutes you are in the centre of Rotterdam. The island has two fixed links with Goeree-Overflakkee in the north: the Brouwersdam and the Grevelingendam. The Oosterscheldekering (Oosterschelde Barrier) and the Zeelandbrug (Zeeland Bridge) provide a good connection with the rest of Zeeland. 


Business Activity

The island Schouwen-Duiveland has no high-rise buildings or large industrial complexes. Still, it has attracted companies that are innovative and international in scope, as well as a relatively large number of companies and start-ups in the digital field. The community is characterised by strong mutual involvement, a welcoming attitude and a high degree of creativity amongst its artists and companies.  

More information

Curious about the possibilities for your company in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland? We are happy to tell you about it.





Source: OndernemerspleinCBSgemeente Schouwen-Duiveland

Last update: 20-10-2016