Goes is Goes

I was invited by Goes to visit the city in Zeeland, located in the South-West corner of The Netherlands. I am aware that I don’t have to travel far to find amazing places. Staycation in my own country is surely something I like to do. It’s perfect for a little getaway within a few hours’ drive.
It was my first time visiting this city. I couldn’t find much about this place on Pinterest, Google or Instagram, so I had zero expectations.

I was pleasantly surprised as I learned more about this city during our little tour. For instance, there are many young entrepreneurs in this town, who are responsible for the trendy spots. Also, you find places with lots of character like a rebuilt castle and a picturesque little harbor. Fashion-wise you find lots of boutiques selling various labels that I love, like Nümph, Baum und Pfertgarten, but also amazing vintage treasures. All this in a 30-minute drive from the beach!

Visiting Goes? Here are a few suggestions to go to for shopping, food and to stay!


Like I said, plenty of lovely shops to score fashion, beauty & lifestyle items. From the latest collections to vintage huntings. Here are my faves.


Our first stop was at the second-hand store Dzjeenie. Take your time here to find treasure! When I was here I saw brands like Jimmy Choo x H&M, Marni, Dries van Noten and much more.

Dzjeenie second hand store Goes

I even borrowed the oversized trench coat and vintage bag to shoot a look at the harbour 🙂

address: Singelstraat 15

Bubbles Theme Store

For the cutest gifts and fashion items, you go to Bubbles theme store. In this girly concept store, you find Instagrammable corners while you’re shopping.

address: Korte Kerkstraat 7

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Bags by J

This little shop sells handmade leather bags, jackets, everything…

I really liked the idea that Janet (the owner) can make anything on request, like camera bags, belts, etc.

address: Papegaaistraat 5

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This store sells lots of cool international labels I love, like Just Female and Baum und Pfertgarten.

address: Papagaaistraat 6

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Wish I had more time to try out some more places in Goes. The ones I tried were all recommendable though!

In de Bakkerij

A lovely bakery to have breakfast or lunch. Order the local  ‘Zeeuwse Bolus’ with a coffee.

address: Wijngaardstraat 50

De Kluizenaer

Looking for an affordable culinary lunch or dinner? Try De Kluizenaer. They use lots of local ingredients to create beautiful dishes.

The restaurant is really cool decorated. In the toilet, for example, you find a floor made out of Dutch coins.

(3 course 37€ – 6 course €64)
address: Grote Markt 12

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Slot Oostende

A former castle turned into a brewery, restaurant and hotel. If you like beer, you should definitely check out this place!

address: Singelstraat 5

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Honey Pie

For the sweet tooth you can get your fix at Honey Pie, surrounded by pink walls. Plenty of choice for cake here!

address: Bierkade 7

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Taart & Tafel

Cute little restaurant for cakes and more.
address: Vlasmarkt 8


I spend most of my time at hotspot Katoen, a brasserie & hotel (and private spa). I wrote a seperate article of this place –> here

address: Bleekveld 9

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Why go to Goes?

– Very close to the beach
– Perfect for a weekend get-a-way
– Lots of shops with various trendy labels
– Character
– Food

*In Collaboration with Goes is Goes



Lily Tjon Hashtagbylily

Chinese Dutchie sharing her love for Fashion, Beauty, Travel, Lifestyle & Culture.