Hotel Old Corner
Koninklijke Baan 25, De Haan, 8420, Belgium
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Travel Tips for De Haan
No straight streets.
Strolling along the streets of De Haan, you will notice that no street is straight. This was designed like this. The architect found that it was much cosier and relaxer for pedestrians with only bended streets. And indeed, he was right. It's very pleasant to walk in the streets of De Haan.
De Haan - The Rooster Myth
Litereaaly DE HAAN stands for "The Rooster". That is because a nice little rooster crowed incessantly and rescued some poor, stranded fishermen. Though however ... listen to a more prosaic telling.
The "Hotel Du Coq" (Het Rooster Hotel) was opened at 22nd of July 1988 and that special day De Haan opened its gate for tourism. The idea to construct a brand new, beach area was carefuly planned, and maybe the crawling of the rooster fortified the city to become a lovely beach town! With the beautiful villas all around that has been preserved in the famous "Belle Epoque" style until today ...
De Haan - my favourite City
"De Haan - Bellevue Hotel"
Old historical and english styled buildings - my favourite one day trip location to the belgian coast !!
De Haan/Wenduine is a fusion of some smaller towns and beaches in this area - like Klemskerke and Vlissegem.It was a place famous for wreckings till the end of the 19th century and became a residency for many rich people and a place for recreation ! You should look at pictures from this early 20ths
- the clothings - the cabinets - the way rich people and the locals enjoyed their holidays !Extra money to go on Holiday - result of the socialist unions didn't excist yet !!
The town was founded in 1888
by the company "Coq-sur-mer" and the architect E.Colinet
"De Haan - the famous station"
The old tram station ! In 1886 - the industrial revolution ! Train and tram became popular and this station reminds on the period ! The kings road - koninklijke weg (because this area next to Ostend was residence of the royal famly) made this area at the belgian coast very popular.
De Haan is very popular for the germans - as resident or tourist.The reason or one of them : during the second WW there was a military hospital - and many soldiers stayed here after the war !! Many shops in De Haan - Ice bars - fritten shops -
recreation shops - be welcome in the german language - typical Flanders - they speak a lot of ....
"Statue of Villa Goelands"
The Belgian coastline ! This statue and appartment - so different from the others ! Maybe a sculpture of the first naked woman at the belgian coast !
The residence "Goelands" next to the Hotel " Westhinder"
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