Blankenberge Travel Guide
Sea view from our picnic spot
Entrance to the pier
Looks like a long walk
Zoom brings it closer
The sea, sun, restaurant and cafes hunting, walking along the beach
In a nutshell
Air hockey, frites and minigolf :-)
Office de Promotion du Tourisme
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...
Would you care to promenade with me?
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...
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...
Sea life center
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...
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...
Sea Life Center
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...
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...
The Beach, the beach, the beach
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...
2 Reviews and 7 Opinions Happy to have booked for one night only. Found this on the internet where it is described as a...
Hotel Du Commerce
1 Review and 3 Opinions A two night stay here for us. Comfortable and clean rooms, a decent buffet breakfast included in the...
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,...
Recommended as somewhere likely to have vegetarian choices, and so they did, Mrs Bonio very happy.Interesting menu to choose from and all food very tasty, comfortable and friendly restaurant, enjoyed our evening here.
Arcade Room: Video Games
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...
Running from De Panne, close to the French border, all the way to Knokke almost on the Netherands border. There is a regular service throughout the day, up to 4 trams an hour.Enjoyed travelling on this tram as it pretty much follows the coastline. We bought a day ticket (5...
From anywhere along the coast from De Panne in the west and Knokke in the east, get the tram. It's a long ride between the two places but if you are on vacation you can hop on and off all day! Blankenberge is on the route!
Souvenirs: Souvenirs and beach toys and games
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!
Written Jul 24, 2003
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- Family Travel
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.
Written Apr 19, 2013
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- Historical Travel
the beach rescue team at the coast
Zeedijk King BeachRescue leader: 050/41 37 17Nursery: 050/41 25 55Lost children: 050/41 37 17e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe principal postis situated in the building of the kingbeach. You can see the big white "tower" grote witte 'toren' from the beach.When...
Too many people
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...
Good Beer Guide to Belgium
Miscellaneous: 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.
Updated Oct 6, 2008
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- Beer Tasting
Tourist Office and Useful links
Blankenberge Tourist Office (VVV):Koning Leopold III-plein8370 Blankenberge. Tel: +32-50-412227 Useful links:Blankenberge City PageDe Kust information
After a Walk
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...
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