Sightseeing

In Blankenberge it is almost impossible to get bored. The beach with its fine sand and its guarded swimming areas are ideal for sun-worshippers. But you can also pay a visit to unique attractions such as the Sea Life Marine Park or the Serpentarium, or take a stroll along the marinas or on the pier, or simply enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces. There is a special atmosphere in the market place, the second-hand markets and the shopping streets.
The sporting and child-friendly facilities are numerous. Pedestrians and bikers will enjoy the many opportunities in and around the city. The town council organises a whole series of events. Not so well known are the nature reserves such as the Fonteintjes (sweet water ponds in the dunes) or the unique Uitkerkse polders, with its Groenwaecke visiting centre.
Guests interested in Art Nouveau tile friezes are in for some discoveries.

      

      

      

      

      

Worth a visit in the vicinity: Bruges ( perhaps the most beautiful medieval city in Europe),
Ostend ( birthplace of the famous painter James Ensor), Knokke ( bird-sanctuary the Zwin and exclusive shops), Lissewege, Damme, Sluis in Holland, Zeebrugge ( the port), De Haan (protected villa districts),…