Let us be honest, the city of Hulst would not be the first place to come to our minds while planning a weekend trip, right? But after an extensive conversation with two of the city’s ‘ambassadors’, Jochem Beaart and Monique de Bruijn, our opinion did a complete U-turn. Why? Well, first of all, Hulst has one of the few fully preserved star forts of Europe, which results in quite an impressive view when you drive your way up to the walls that surround the city. But according to De Bruijn, that is not the only reason Hulst is such a terrific place: “Mostly, fortified towns and cities are small places where people just live.”