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    Office de Promotion du Tourisme

    by grayfo Written Oct 10, 2012

    The Blankenberge Tourist Information Office is located in a shared building with the tram station and provides the usual source of maps, postcards, guides and books, gift ideas, regional specialities and local arts and crafts.

    September till June: 9.00 am to 11.45 am and 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
    July and August: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm

    email toerisme@blankenberge.be

    June 2010

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    The Pier

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Belgium Pier

    The Pier is great for a walk and a stopover at the very end.

    The Blankenberge Pier has a long history. It was inspired by the many British Piers along the UK coast. After 6 years of negotiations and re-designs engineer Casse, architect E. Hellemans and contractor Monnoyer got to go for the constuction of the Pier in 1889. In 1894 The Pier was opened.

    During WWI the Pier was set on fire by the occupian German forces and destroyed.

    In 1930 the city council decided to rebuild the Pier. The new one was designed by Jules Soete and A. Bouquet. The new Pier was opened on 9 July 1933.

    During WWII the new Pier almost got the same fate as its predecessor, but luckily the order from German high command was ignored.

    The Pier has been exploided by several companies throught the years.

    The pier was renovated in 2003 and offers a great view onto Blankenberge from the Northsea.

    WEBCAM.

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    Sea Life Center

    by LarsLous Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A very nice place to visit. You may see many fishes and other sea animals. I even could caress a shark. Nice. And the animals are kept good and correct, they have even a seal clinic and an elevation of hyppocampuses.
    Great place to spend an afternoon. (Even if it cannot be compared with the two oceans center in Cape Town...)

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    SeaLife Centre

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Much like the other SeaLife centres in Britain, the Netherlands etc. I haven't got a photo from it, but trust me, it's worth a visit, especially if you've got children (as there is also a nice playground). There are aquariums and an outdoor bit with otters and seals and you can see the seals being fed. There is also a seal sanctuary. My favourites are as ever, the seahorses and here you get to see them in a sort of magnifying way which is great. You can also pet the rays in their tank :-)

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    The Beach, the beach, the beach

    by sourbugger Written Jan 2, 2011

    This is bucket and spade country. The town has all the charm of a Mancunian housing estate but the gently sloping beach is a haven for families. The sand dunes are great as you can set up base camp and keep an eye on the kids for all of the half mile or so to where the waters of the North sea lap onto the beach. As it is so gently sloping it is possible to have a little walk out to sea. In my youth I would happily swim in the North sea, but I must have been made of stronger stuff in those days.. you wouldn't catch me doing it now.

    Being so large the beach only gets a bit crowded around the pier area in town - elsewhere you will have acres of space even on the hottest of summer days. Whilst the beach is great the view is hardly Barbados. Forget swinging palm trees - we are talking the grey north sea and the occasional container ship / ferry heading into nearby Zeebrugge port for your interest.

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    Around town

    by bonio Updated Oct 5, 2008
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    Enjoyed a walk around town, a Monday so not the busiest day. Fancied a look at the model railway exhibition at the station, closed though and almost visited the sealife centre but time had moved on so, maybe next time?
    Here's just a few photos.

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    Harbour

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    Leaving the harbour
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    On the Western side of the beach is the yacht-harbour. This large basin used to be the fisher harbor of Blankenberge. But this changed last century - after the last worldwar it became a yacht-harbour for middle sized boats. ( text from the tourist info brochure )

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    Sea Life Marine Park ... more than jellyfishes

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    Marine Park
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    The fauna and flora of the Northsea is more than the existance of jellyfishes
    Get acquainted with the sea lions stealing the show and the heart of every visitor, and this at the outside bath. At the innerside, walk through a tunnel (10m) and get fascinated by sea life above, under and beside your head. You will have a look at sharks, sting-rays and turtles.
    Next to the centre, same entrance, there is a minigolf field - with 18 holes - in a scénary of pirates and Captain Hook (extra fee - €3)

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    Nord Sea animals like we know them

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    In addition to the many "closed" aquariums, there is also a wonderful "touch tank", a place where you can literately touch some species of fish like the ray
    Furthermore you will find scientific displays, a few outdoor play areas for children, a cafeteria.
    (BTW the only warm food is a super large hot dog with ketchup, cost € 3 - haha)
    During feeding time of the animals (Otters, seals, sea lions and pinguins you will get some animated explanation and questions like :
    - How to recognize a male/female crab ?
    - The difference between a seal and a seal lion ?

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    World animals like we don't know them

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    Otter I
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    The Eurasian Otter is the only species found in Europe and its population is very depleted. In some western countries it has become extinct.
    Classic question : a seal, is it living at the north- or southpole. Yes you are partially right - the southpole - but in fact you will find seals at the southern atmosphere. I saw some species in South Africa, some in Argentina and of course the Galagapos. For this reason, don't be surprised to find seals in an area where palmtrees are growing aswell.

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    Sea Life Marine Park

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    Seahorse breeding
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    Aquariums have come a long way since the first SEA LIFE centre opened its doors on the banks of picturesque Loch Creran in the West Highlands of Scotland in 1979.
    The Sea Life Centre in Blankenberge was founded in 1998 and it's main goal is to save sick seals stranded on the belgian coast. Last year 230 seals were saved. The cost for surgery per animal is € 2500 and in this sense an entrance price of € 15.50 is acceptable, having in mind that you help the Centre and the seals.
    But keep in mind that the station is in first place a clinique and research centre (seahorse breeding) and not an amusement park. Although visiting this station with children is having a good time

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    Bummin on the Beach

    by grayfo Written Feb 20, 2007

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    My daughter back in 1989

    Blankenburg is the most popular seaside resort on the Flemish coast. The beach can be reached very easily from the city centre after a short walk of 10 minutes through the main pedestrian shopping street of the city. The beach is about 3.3 Km long and 350 m wide at ebb tide. Looking east is the Sea Life Centre which houses several large tanks containing marine life, visitors are also able to walk through a glass tunnel below a large tank containing sharks.

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  • Sea Life Park

    by MartinaH Updated Feb 10, 2006

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    Sea Life Center
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    The Sea Life Park isn't in the city center, but you can reach it easily with the little train starting on the promenade (if you're too lazy to walk).

    It's a nice place to visit with your family or evenalone. There are all kind of animals living in the sea ... do I have to say that ?

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    Snakes and Spiders

    by LarsLous Written Sep 2, 2005

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    A place somewhat creepy, but very interesting is the Reptilian House. They have a huge collection of living snakes and spiders,
    I'm not sure, I dislike the idea of putting an animal in a cage, but it is really interesting to see...

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    the casino of Blankenberge

    by nicoleken Updated Aug 9, 2004

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    modern architecture of the Casino building.

    Table games , 18 tables
    American Roulette , 12 tables
    Blackjack , 6 tables
    Casino Stud Poker , 1 tables
    Poker , 1 tables (Visit our Directory of Online Poker Sites!)

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