In an easy 1 hour 45 you can reach Zeeland, Netherlands from Brussels. We spent a few hours in Veere, an old fishing village. Eating herring at the Lekkerbeck fish stall was a definite highlight. Although technically the New Herring is caught from May to July the August herring still tasted plenty good enough to my uneducated palate. The fried fish on offer at the same outdoor stall was also a treat.