Zeebrugge Things to Do

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    Sand Sculptures

    by chicabonita Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    If you will be in Belgium before 7 September 2003 don't miss this years festival otherwise you have to wait one year for the next one :-)

    The only reason I went to Zeebrugge was this festival. After I saw sand sculputres in Berlin I'm fascinated by them! Thanks to all the VT members (Luchonda) who already have tips about Zeebrugge and the festival due to them I heard about it for the first time.

    Please see my travelogue for some more pictures - Thanks

    For me the only thing to complain about is the entrance fee of EUR 9. It is quite much but anyway I guess I have to put it again on my next years holiday planning schedule!

    Guess it would also be amazing and funny to distroy all the figures after the show is over ...

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    Sand Sculptures - 2

    by chicabonita Written Sep 1, 2003

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    As I understand the ice sculpture had their premiere this year.

    But what I understand from the Flamish newpaper artical hanging on the tent somebodies had intentionally destroyed the maschine or something else which was responsible for the right temperature in the tent ...

    On the photo you see the only rest of the ice sculptures. What a pitty!!!

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    Seafront

    by Helga67 Written Aug 30, 2003

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    In the old area of the former covered fish market of Zeebrugge, you can explore an authentic Russian submarine, the ‘Westhinder’, a floating lightship, and an indoor exhibition centred around the theme of the sea.

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    Zeebrugge - edition 2003

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 7, 2003

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    Bruges - Zeebruges !
    Maybe a tip and Hotel advise for the next
    VT-meeting -)
    Visiting the Sandsculptures is a must - if you are visiting Belgium in July/August
    BTW there is a big competion going on between Zeebrugge and Blankenberge in festivals of sandsculpturing !
    Themes are of course different - so this makes it enjoyable for the daytrippers visiting the belgian coast !

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    Beautifully restored building

    by shavy Written Oct 19, 2014

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    This a former Palace hotel, later called Residence Palace. Imposing, iconic building located at the corner of Seawall at the harbor. The five-storey high building is primarily built in brick with a simili stone plaster. The architectural style reflects the time for luxury hotels generally accepted style of eclecticism.

    Typically the wide, elaborated Seawall facade with middle ressault accented by balcony railings and a pediment, and the versatile corner towers under domed crown. The rhythmic succession of geprepareerde bay windows (second and third storey) extends over the two shorter side walls.

    The facade on the Baron de Maerelaan overlooking the harbor, is wider elaborated. The rear facades are very sober, windows geremde frames. Inside the building preserves the large entrance hall with stairs and the open elevator shaft with stylized fences and railings.

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    Sand sculpture

    by Helga67 Updated Aug 30, 2003

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    Around July & August, you can visit the beach of Zeebrugge to watch a magnificent sand sculpture. Every year, there's another theme displayed.
    For more pics watch my travelogues.

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    sand sculptures

    by banshee11 Updated Oct 15, 2002

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    sand sculpture festival with 2002's motto: THE MYSTERY OF ATLANTIS.
    it's enormous to see this sculptures, built out of sand. you can't believe it, if you've never seen it.

    the giant sand sculpture that is being built by 75 international sand artists with the aid of 9 million kilograms of sand.
    the whole sand sculpture is 80 metres (± 262 feet) long and 60 metres (± 197 feet) wide. the highest point is formed by the 14 metres (± 46 feet) high summit, comparable to an apartment building of more than four storeys high!
    ...you see, it really is unbelievable.

    for more information and a GREAT virtual tour click the site below.

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    The construction of a new...

    by dedeckerm. Updated Aug 24, 2004

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    The construction of a new container terminal (FCT) in the new western outer port has been of great importance for the future expansion of the port. Zeebrugge is after all one of the few ports in Western Europe that can receive the biggest container vessels (the + 4000 TEU) generation

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    Relax at the Beach

    by shavy Updated Oct 18, 2014

    Even is a port but they have a beach. It would not be nicest beach to spend for a whole day. But if you are looking a place for sun bathing or to relax at least there is a place to do that. An endless stretch of beach with a dike on a human scale is right next to the train station.

    It is officially the largest beach of the Belgian coast and the only resort where you can park anywhere for free close to the beach. The beach in Zeebrugge is just on the south of seaport. This is a long beautiful wide sandy beach. The beach is about 20 km long and 70 meter wide

    If you are looking for a sunbathing, beach walking or for water sports exercise this is a place to be. The well-kept white beach of Zeebrugge offer you peace during your visit. Besides, if you coming here with kids, there are play grounds where children can enjoy them self and never gets bore

    Such as any coastal place in Belgium, it can be very busy during summer months. The locals are spend more of the time during school holiday on the coast. Many of them rent an apartment on the coast and spend everyday on the beach. A sea of ​​space where everyone finds his own place and is a free beach. In the summer you can rent a reclining chair and beach cabin

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    A walk to the port

    by shavy Written Oct 18, 2014

    A walk around the port is a higly thing to do too, where you can see all the fishing boats, yacht and many more that docked in the water. Zeebrugge, which is connected by Boudewijn Canal with the historic city of Bruges, is a future oriented port and seaside resort. Furthermore, also a port, a family resort and the capital of the fish that's an appropriate way to describe it.

    This city has in recent decades emerged as a key hub for global goods traffic, which guarantee for the operation of the European market. Its infrastructure has been thoroughly developed and adapted to the scaling up of international shipping. If you were here for a short visit I recommend to do the walk around the port

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    This is what you seen around the port

    by shavy Updated Oct 18, 2014

    If you keep on walking around the port, you'll be likely see of the accumulation of containers while looked at it from the distance is like blocks.

    The port of Zeebrugge is fast growing container port, the expansion is mainly due to the commissioning of new infrastructure

    And as today is one of the busiest and biggest port in West Flanders. The port accumulate different terminals, a car ferry, cruise and containers and made this place the busiest port.

    The port is also good for the growing industry, many people found their job here. Container all over the world arrived here, the port can be busy during weekdays. Trucks in and out loaded with containers

    Also many intercontinental scheduled in conjunction with a network of feeder services, make Zeebrugge a major hub for container traffic in Northern Europe

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    Fishermen cross

    by shavy Written Oct 18, 2014

    The cross is a tribute memory of the more than 150 crashed fishermen of the East Coast. An initial cross was solemnly consecrated during sea ​​ordination in 1936

    The Germans demolished during the second world war because they thought it was a dangerous point of reference. An identical cross already in August 1946 was established

    Fisherman's Cross was 16 feet high.The marble slabs at the foot of the cross on September 1, 1939 the names chiseled 33 fishermen at sea since 1904 had killed

    The pier at Fisherman's cross in Zeebrugge is a nice spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Vessels entering or loading and unloading central to a large cross. And you are protected against a potentially fresh sea breeze. And with any luck there will be a sea giant sail past and you can dream of their distant destination.

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    St. Donatian church

    by shavy Written Oct 18, 2014

    The church came in November 2003 in the image, when illegal people in Belgium trying to make this church as a shelter. But the priest and the bishop of Bruges refused, and the illegals were arrested

    The church has rectangular blue stone memorial at small stage. High Ascendant center section with two rectangular side panels. By the middle part a large wooden cross bearing a sword with the point stands down. The cross is covered with a zinc roof saddle.

    The church was built in 1910-1911 design by the Bruges architect Rene Buyck and was inaugurated on February 2, 1911. The church would suffer greatly during World War among the many bombings.

    The tower was demolished because they might constitute for the Allies. The church burned on May 8,1918 almost completely. In the course of 1920 it was re-established.

    The interior has overwelving wooden pointed arch vaults. Bipartisan uprising pointed arches supported by stone columns with capitals button on blue stone base. Quite striking, contemporary stained glass windows.

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    Stroll at the rederskaai (shipowners quay)

    by shavy Written Oct 18, 2014

    The marina, located along the Rederskaai (Shipowners quay). Where all the yacht docked and also the coastal apartments are located. Many of this apartments are temporarily inhabited of people from other region or a second home for the richer

    During winter they let for rent and in summer holiday they came to stay for a while just to be close to the beach. This quay is use for film series recording. They have been use this location for recording set for the known Belgium television series

    Although the otherside of the quay is the fish market but is not been use anymore. They now moved to a new building. Nowhere else is the mysterious atmosphere of the old fishing as tangible as around the chaste bank

    It seems the popular mood around this old fishing still untouched. Here were not so long ago, the ships cleaned on the bench, further new boats were launched right from the yard for the first time. Zeebrugge fishing continues with its 80 ships by far the largest port in Belgium.

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    Seafront Zeebrugge, maritime theme park

    by shavy Written Oct 19, 2014

    The buildings of the former Fish Market were transformed into a huge maritime theme park. Here you can discover the many facets of the sea. You'll find a wealth of information about the origins of the North Sea, the evolution of the Zeebrugge port fishing

    Is something you do not want to miss in Zeebrugge. A fascinating theme park for young and old with stunning underwater scenery discover all the secrets of the sea is unique in Belgium. And you can not ignore the busy port and huge container ships. Immerse yourself further into the atmosphere of shipping and fishing and rep you to the marine theme park Seafront Zeebrugge. In the huge building of the Old Fish Market you can taste the rich fishing history and discover all the secrets of the sea.

    Follow a mysterious tunnel under the sea and admire its beautiful underwater scenery, the flora and fauna of the sea. Gaze at a beautiful underwater film or the extensive collection of seashells. For children, the fun continue with a swim in the ball or pirate play in the playground.

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