An ancient product in a new look

As early as Roman times, salt was extracted from the sea in Zeeland. In the Middle Ages, this grew into a craft. Saltworks Zeeuwsche Zoute ® is reviving this old tradition after several years of research. New varieties of the ancient product are now available: Pure, Smoked and in combination with Samphire, Wakame and Black Garlic.

Zeeuwsche Zoute is an official Certain Zeeland Regional Product, Best Novelty at the 2021 Food Fair, Regional Producer of the Year 2022 and is the Public Winner of the 2021 Zeeland Pioneers Award.


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Zeeuwsche Zoute originates from the fishing village of Bruinisse on Schouwen-Duiveland, situated next to the largest national park in the Netherlands, the Oosterschelde. It is one of the best places for water extraction. The nearby sandbanks, oyster, and mussel beds purify the water, ensuring that we can pump the clearest and cleanest water from the Oosterschelde at high tide. Additionally, we pass the water through ultra-fine filters to remove as many microplastics as possible.

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Roy Eijkelkamp De Bokkedoorns

“That’s what we stand for, that good quality, and that just includes Zeeuwsche Zoute.”

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Danyel van den Bongard Restaurant Danyel

“It’s really nice salt with, I always say, a crisp in it. It’s just really nice when you taste that little salt in your dish.”

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Job van Berkel Tout Patisserie

“It hits you. It gives a certain kick to your product. When you add it to something: it claps. That’s what I love about it.”

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Christian Clerx was born and raised in Zeeland and is the initiator of Zeeuwsche Zoute: “In the summer of 2018, I went to the dike from my parents’ house on a weekend with a jerrycan to make salt from the water of the Oosterschelde.” Now, Zeeuwsche Zoute produces around 800 kilograms of salt per month and is used by various (Michelin-star) restaurants.

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Did you know?

...The process from boiling down to actually forming salt can take up to four days.