Knokke-Heist Things to Do

  • Horses on the beach, Knokke
    Horses on the beach, Knokke
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    Motorized Para Glader, Knokke
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  • Legendary jumping Rabbit of Knokke
    Legendary jumping Rabbit of Knokke
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    "Vlindertuin"

    by Helga67 Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Butterfly

    The Butterfly Garden is a green house not far from the nature reserve the Zwin with hundreds of colourful exotic butterflies. It's not very big, between 30 min to an hour will do to see it all.

    There is a path leading among tropical plants where butterflies are fluttering from flower to flower. If you are lucky they will even come and sit on your shoulder. Be careful not to step on butterflies sitting on the path.

    It's a very educational place where you will learn everything about the butterflies and you may be witness of a butterfly emerging from its pupa and spreading its wings for the first time.

    Don't overclothe when entering the Butterfly Garden, because the butterflies and plants require high temperatures and a tropical atmosphere.

    The Butterfly Garden is open from Easter to the first weekend of October from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Entrance fee for adults: 4,40 EUR.

    More pics can be found on my Knokke page.

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    Bay of Heist

    by Helga67 Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Baai van Heist

    This nature reserve is quite unique at the Belgian Coast. In the early seventies the part of Heist closest to Zeebrugge had a very narrow foreshore, but now it shows a broad shoreplain, consisting of more than 50 ha of beach, dunes, mud flats and salt marshes. This is an unintended beneficial consequence of the construction of the eastern groyne of the port of Zeebrugge and the partially natural deposition of silt and sand in this sheltered area.
    Over the years, it attracted many birds, even endangered one, who stay here for the Winter or come for breeding. Also all kinds of special beach flora can be seen here.

    There are two walking paths through the nature reserve, one with a bird watching cabin.

    During the breeding season (April through end of July) it is forbidden to enter. The bird watching cabin, however, is accessible.

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    International Cartoon festival

    by Donmanny Updated Oct 22, 2004

    Each summer, hundreds of cartoons from all over the world are on display in the Lagunahal in Duinbergen (part of Knokke-Heist).

    The universal language of cartoons makes that - regardless of nationality or language barriers - everyone can enjoy this event. The diversity and quality of the cartoon entries is really high, and I can guarantee from personal experience you're most likely to leave with a big smile on your face.

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    Art

    by Helga67 Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    Statue of hare

    There is a lot of art around Knokke. This
    bronze statue was made by the British sculptor Barry Flanagan. It is called "Hospitality" and the hare stands for freedom, independance, dynamism, fertility, power, and individuality.

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    Parade of sailing ships

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    Sailing ship

    On the occasion of Sail Brugge 2002, Knokke-Heist was the best place-to-be on the day the sailing ships left Zeebrugge for a parade along the coastline. Although, I had a very good zoom lens, the ships are still quite small on my pic.
    Closer pics of the different ships participating Sail Brugge 2002 can be seen in my Zeebrugge page.

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    Duinbergen

    by Helga67 Updated Sep 4, 2003

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    Duinbergen

    Duinbergen is known for its white old villas. Years ago, it used to be obligatory to build your villa in a certain style. Now it's nice to stroll along the small alleys with all these nice villas.
    Duinbergen is also the host to the yearly international fireworkfestival.

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    International Fireworkfestival

    by Helga67 Written Aug 30, 2003

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    Firework at Duinbergen

    Every year during the third week of August, there’s an international fireworkfestival taking place on the Albertstrand (between Duinbergen and Knokke). Starting on Sunday, and every second day 5 different countries present a very professional firework on music.
    It starts at 10 o’clock at night for about 30 minutes.

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    Walks along the beach

    by Cruiseone2003 Written Mar 3, 2008

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    Horses on the beach, Knokke
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    The beach at Knokke goes for many miles , the sand is well groomed and clean and relatively easy to walk on.

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    A walk on the sand

    by ealgisi Written Nov 3, 2007

    Summer or fall, winter or spring....
    It's always nice to take a walk on the sand and watch at the ocean...

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    Heist

    by Helga67 Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    Heldenplein, Heist

    Heist is the 'cheaper' part of Knokke-Heist and next to Zeebrugge. It's a typical family tourist attraction, where simplicity and peace are still important.

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    Holiday houses in Knokke Heist!

    by SnoopySue Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Knokke Heist

    Unfortunately I did not have enough time to take photos of some most attractive holiday houses in Knokke. Here you can see my attempt to take a photo from running car.

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    Knokke

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    Knokke-Zoute

    Knokke is considered to be the most exclusive beach town in Belgium, primarily because of 'Knokke-Zoute', an area of splendid villas where the Belgian jet-set feels at home.

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    Knokke Beach

    by elva199 Updated Jun 28, 2003

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    beach, Knokke

    It is the most beautiful beach i have ever seen. Soft sand with blud sky make everything just like a painting. Lying on the beach is not only realxing, but also a kind of enjoyment.

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    Vogelpark Het Zwin in Knokke-Heist

    by hvdvoorde Written Apr 20, 2003
    Het Zwin, ooievaars

    Het Zwin gaat open om 9.00h en sluit om 19.00h van Pasen tot september, om 17.00h van oktober tot Pasen.
    Gesloten op woensdag van november tot eind maart.

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