Brouwershaven, Zierikzee, Veere and Middelburg are all well worth visiting. A great deal can still be seen of the riches of times gone by. Veere and Brouwershaven were among the richest towns in the Netherlands, partly because of the strategic location for access to England and Scotland. Imports of wool and spices and the headquarters of the East India Company created a lot of employment opportunities and wealth. Those riches can still be seen in the many splendid listed houses, country residences and parks in Zeeland.