The sea, sun, restaurant and cafes hunting, walking along the beach
a lot of people there
Air hockey, frites and minigolf :-)
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 pmJuly and August: 9.00 am to 7.00 pmemail ...more
The Pier at Blankenberge is quite a long one at 350 meters to promenade up and down and after you have promenaded to the end joy oh joy there is a cafe with plenty of seating and a toilet there...You get a good view of the beach ansd sea in both directions from down there and I feel they could do a lot more with all that space at the end...all the...more
The sepentarium is not for the squeamish..there are an amazing array of spiders and snakes and lizards and all manner of the creepy and the crawly...we enjoyed it although we understood that msot of the creatures there would not be there except for the stupidity of people who bought them ( mostly illegally) to keep as a pet...before they realised...more
We do love aquariums and the underwater world ...on the other hand we always end up feeling just a little bit sad that these wonderful creatures are behind glass to be viewed...With over 50 aquariums and 2500 thinghs to see it is a worthwhile day out.I would advise tickets to be bought before hand on the internet as it saves E5 per ticket and can...more
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...more
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...)more
Happy to have booked for one night only. Found this on the internet where it is described as a...more
A two night stay here for us. Comfortable and clean rooms, a decent buffet breakfast included in the...more
If you like Ikea then this is the place for you..the rooms are very basic and modern but with a feel...more
Part of the Franky hotel, menu offering a favourite of mine, stoofvlees (beef cooked in beer), enticed us inside. Large and comfortable restaurant, lots of local specialities on offer, Mrs Bonio didn't find too many vegetarian choices but she managed!Everything very tasty, friendly service and a reasonable price.more
Don't miss the biggest arcade room from the Belgian coast... don't remember the name, but it's located near the beach, somewhere in the middle...There you'll find the rare Galaxian3 theater game from namco... When I was there ( may 2004 ), only one of the two giant screen was working...Hope it will be fix for the next time ;-)more
The shop is located at the seafront, quite small but they have many choices of souvenirs inside and toys/games for the kids to play at the beach.
What to buy: Some beach games, postcards and some little souvenirs from Blankenberge.
What to pay: A few euros!
MSC Class Coastal Minesweeper
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper that was laid down as AMS-170 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, transferred to Belgium and named Blankenberge (M 923) in May 1954. The ship was returned to US Navy custody in February 1955 when it was reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-170. In September 1969 the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Thalia (M 210), she was decommissioned in 2004 and scrapped in March 2012 at Piraeus, Greece.
Zeedijk King BeachRescue leader: 050/41 37 17Nursery: 050/41 25 55Lost children: 050/41 37 17e-mail: email@example.comThe principal postis situated in the building of the kingbeach. You can see the big white "tower" grote witte 'toren' from the beach.When you are with the back to the see, it is on the extreme right side.You can...more
Sometimes in the summer, if the temperature rise to more than 25 degrees celcius, expect the crowd! it is advisable as early as possible to take advance hotel booking, otherwise you won't find anything. restaurants along seaside are mostly full during meal time, better wait a bit late.more
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As the title suggests, a rundown on most of the beers brewed in Belgium, and some good places to try them. A great help when confronted by a beer menu with up to 300 different beers! It's by Tim Webb and published by CAMRA in the UK.
Led us to Cafe Luxembourg, on Zeedijk, comfortable with a good choice of beers, and then Den Brasseur on Leopoldstraat with an equally impressive beer menu and tasty snacks.
The name comes from the French word "paravent" which means windscreen. This elegant structure with an oriental look dates back to the Belle-Epoque-era.
The port to the sea where 1000 yachts are anchored in one of the most beautiful marinas on the Belgian coast
Here they are after a walk along seashore. There are many seats for beach that you can rent, even a mini house that serves as 'lockers' for all your things like clothes, picnic foods, beach accessories.....you can rent the mini house for your belongings safety while on the beach, I just don't know how much it cost.more
This is Blankenberge seafront view from the shore. Those building are mostly appartments and you can find a few hotels too but I believe there are more hotels and lodging Inns at the downtown just behind the seafront buildings. loaded of good seafoods and local restaurants and cafes....plus, some amusements centers.more