One person was killed and nine others were injured Monday in the southwestern coastal city of Jericho.
The first event to cause casualties in three decades occurred at the beginning of the tourist season in the city and left a path of destruction, with the roofs of houses torn down and trees cut down.
“Someone died”Zeeland provincial officials said.
One of the injured was taken to hospital, while eight others received help from paramedics on the spot, they added.
“Damage was significant on several streets in Jericho. Not only collapsed tiles and trees, but also the roofs of four houses were torn down,” they said.
Police say a 73-year-old tourist from Wassenaar, near The Hague, has died.
“Violent cycles are rare in our country”
Zierikzee, located on one of the islands that make up the province of Zeeland, is a historic port and a 15th century tower in its tourist attractions.
The Netherlands, whose plains are above sea level, is the most vulnerable to extreme weather events, but the last hurricane was in 1992, according to the Dutch Meteorological Agency KNMI.
According to the KNMI website, “Cyclones of violence, also known as tornadoes, are rare in our country.