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Section 2

Ostende to Knokke

From Ostende to Bredene, you can take the ferry or do a little detour (both options are signposted). Gasp at the daredevil feats of wind and wave surfers, kitboarders and catamaran sailers while enjoying a drink and/or bite to eat at one of the beach and surf clubs. From Bredene to De Haan, you will cycle through lush dune forests with play areas for children, until you reach the vibrant city centre of Blankenberge. In Zeebrugge, admire the cruise ships and watch the colossal car carriers sail through the Vandammesluis. In Knokke-Heist, enjoy the stunning Zwin nature and acquaint yourself with the reserve’s remarkable bird life and vegetation. The new Internationale Dijk, a four-metre wide cycle path and walkway, offers you a magnificent view of the Zwin Plain and the surrounding polder landscape. From there, you can continue your journey along the coast of The Netherlands, following the signs of the Kustroute. Lovers of culture and coastal gastronomy can indulge in their passion in the bustling coastal towns and vibrant seaside resorts along the Belgian Kustroute.

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Surface: There are different types of road surface.

Gradient: The road is flat, no hills.

Signposting: The signposts are the same along the whole route.

Parking: Parking is available in every municipality.

Existing maps: https://shop.westtoer.be/nl/product/kustroute-icoonroute

List of bike rental providers: https://www.dekust.be/nl/doen/fietsverhuur

List of tourist information offices: https://www.dekust.be/nl/praktische-info/toeristische-diensten

Practical info

Train station

Knokke train station
8300 Knokke-Heist
Blankenberg Train station
Leopold III-Plein, 8370 Blankenberge
Ostende Train station
Natiënkaai 1, 8400 Oostende

Tourism office

Toerisme De Haan - kantoor De Haan-centrum
 
Tramlijn-Oost 8420 De Haan
+32 59 24 21 35
www.visitdehaan.be
toerisme@dehaan.be
Toerisme Zeebrugge
 
Toerisme De Haan - kantoor Vosseslag
 
Vosseslag 131 8420 Vosseslag
+32 59 23 44 38
www.visitdehaan.be
toerisme@dehaan.be
Visit Oostende
 
Monacoplein 2 8400 Oostende
+32 59 70 11 99
www.visitoostende.be
info@visitoostende.be
Toerisme Knokke-Heist - kantoor Knokke
 
Zeedijk-Knokke 660 8300 Knokke
+32 50 63 03 80
www.myknokke-heist.be
toerisme@knokke-heist.be
Infopunt Toerisme Blankenberge
 
Hoogstraat 2 8370 Blankenberge
+32 50 63 66 20
https://www.visit-blankenberge.be
toerisme@blankenberge.be
Toerisme Bredene
 
Kapelstraat 76 8450 Bredene
+32 59 56 19 70
www.uitinbredene.be
toerisme@bredene.be
Toerisme De Haan
 
Leopold II-laan 8420 Wenduine
+32 50 41 24 69
http://www.visitdehaan.be
infokantoor@wenduine.be
Toerisme Knokke-Heist- kantoor Heist
 
Pannenstraat 138 8301 Heist
+32 50 63 03 80
www.myknokke-heist.be
toerisme@knokke-heist.be

Attractions

Nature
Zwin Natuur Park
Zwin Natuur Park

The Zwin Nature Park is an interactive nature experience park for the entire family. It includes amongst others a panorama tower, a cabin trail and exhibition area.

Graaf Léon Lippensdreef 8 8300 Knokke-Heist
+32 (0) 50 60 70 86
www.zwin.be
info@zwin.be
Culture
Pier Blankenberge
Pier Blankenberge

The pier is a unique construction consisting of a 350-metre-long pedestrian bridge leading to the well-known circular building where you can have a drink in the brasserie or roof top bar.

Zeedijk 261 8370 Blankenberge
+32 (0)50 43 37 50
https://www.belgiumpier.be
Culture
James Ensorhuis
James Ensorhuis

This newly created experience centre contains James Ensor’s original house and five interactive adventure spaces, where you can admire his paintings, interior decorations, carnival mask and take a peek at his authentic home and studio.

Vlaanderenstraat 29 8400 Oostende
+32(0) 59 41 89 00
www.ensorstad.be/nl/het-james-ensorhuis
info@jamesensorhuis.be