The smartest sights on the Belgian coast
Planning to go sightseeing during your holiday? We collected a lot of attractions along our coast for you. This way, you can decide in advance which beautiful scenes you want to admire and better plan your day(s).
Shipping company Seastar
Shipping company Seastar offers numerous (educational) excursions for young and old, both in Nieuwpoort and along the ‘Flanders Fields’ in ‘de Westhoek’.
Visit the equestrian statue of Albert I and discover the story of the flooding of the polder plain during World War I.
Bruges – the Venice of the North
Is it the set of a fairy-tale production? Is it an open air museum? No, it’s Bruges! Forget the time and start your journey along this picturesque city!
Nature preserve ‘De IJzermonding’
In this beautiful nature reserve, a unique phenomenon happens.’De IJzer’ is the only Belgian river that flows directly into the North Sea.
Whether you’re crazy about architecture or not, you cannot leave Westende without visiting the Grand Hôtel Belle Vue, AKA The Rotunda; thé city’s icon!
The Pier of Blankenberge
The pier of Blankenberge is a famous landmark along the Belgian coast. It offers a breathtaking view and the unique experience to admire the Sea and Blankenberge.
The largest sandy beach at the Belgian coast? Zeebruges owns it! Enjoy the tranquillity and space at this well-kept beach.
Discover the Fountains, a series of partly artificial, partly natural dune pools, by bike or on foot.
Visit with Knokke Boat in small group, the seals of the Westerschelde! A unique opportunity to admire them up close and to photograph them to your heart's content.
Japan has never been this close! You don't have to fly for hours to get there. In Ostend is the Japanese Garden Shin Kai Tei.
Raversyde Nature Park
If you fancy some variety, you can put the sea aside for a few hours and go on a hike through the nature of Raversyde Nature Park.
Visit the fort that Napoleon had made in 1811, for fear of a British attack on the port of Ostend. But it never got that far...
Castle of Loppem
Discover a beautiful piece of architecture in the Castle of Loppem. The castle has an impressive art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Escape the busy coastline and retreat to the Polders: a large nature reserve without hedges or trees.
The Warande Tower offers a 360-degree view of the sculpture park, the coastline, the Warande Dunes and the hinterland of Middelkerke.
Blankenberge has a number of very beautiful churches: the St. Anthony's Church, the St. Rochus Church and the St. Amandus Church.
Oosterstaketsel and Westerstaketsel
Feel the wind on your face and marvel at the spectacle of boats and ships arriving and leaving the harbour.
Searching for Utopia
With this work of art, the artist Jan Fabre emphasised that human beings continue to search for Utopia throughout their lives.
Exactly 110 years after Adrien de Gerlache's legendary Antarctic expedition, Nieuwpoort-born polar explorer Dirk 'Dixie' Dansercoer repeated this journey in 2007.
This work of art with international appeal was created by the renowned artist Guillaume Bijl. It is a landmark on the coast in the form of a lighthouse on which residents, visitors and art lovers can enjoy a beautiful view of the beach, sea and dunes.
This work of art is a literal clash between two cultures.
The man who saw the boat, in the air
On the beach of Zeebrugge, you will find a mysterious figure looking at a boat in the air. The boat rests on 10-metre high trestles and weighs 3000 kilos.
Situated at Bruges' Grand Place and right next to the famous Belfry, the Historium takes you back in time.
Het iconisch herkenbare concertgebouw is het herkenningspunt wanneer u in Brugge arriveert. Met zijn rode terra cotta pannen is dit moderne gebouw wellicht het meest herkenbare gebouw van de Brugse binnenstad.
A very uncomfortable chair, a machine to crack open skulls and numerous other torture devices and tactics can be found in the torture museum.
Brewery De Halve Maan
The Brugse Zot, the pride of Bruges. A refreshing golden ale with fruity and spicy aromas, this is one of the beers brewed at the Halve Maan.
Former city hall
Formerly used as a city hall, today the building is a space where various artists exhibit their works.