All tagged West Flanders

A day in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke

A trip to the seaside is always a pleasure. The sound of the waves, the healthy air, the wind going through your hair… In its simplicity, there’s something incredibly relaxing about spending time at the North Sea. Koksijde-Oostduinkerke is a peaceful seaside resort that’s mostly populated by seniors, something I actually appreciate since they’re the most respectful crowd. Also, this coastal place boasts a few unique highlights, such as the biggest collection of works by Paul Delvaux and traditional shrimp fishing. So even if you thought you knew the Belgian coast, I’m sure you’ll discover something new over here!

A weekend in Blankenberge

With my fascination for mermaids and beaches, I feel very much drawn to the seaside. And when you're talking about the Belgian coast, Blankenberge quickly comes to mind, as it is our second biggest seaside resort. The city has a beautiful heritage from its Belle Époque glory (which I'm very sensitive to) but that's not the only thing it has to offer. There really is something for everyone in Blankenberge, whether it is culture, shopping, gastronomy or beach bars! Since the city is rather small, there is no pressure and you can easily go from one point to another by foot. And with its 'Happy to sea you' spirit, the city is known to be warm and welcoming!

Winter in Ostend

I've been going to Ostend in summer for several years now, but this year I got to rediscover the city as a winter destination. As temperatures drop, the city at the seaside transforms into a pre-Christmas haven, complete with ice skating rink and hundreds of light decorations. And since Ostend is also all about shopping, a trip in December is the perfect occasion to find all your Christmas presents while enjoying the winter magic. So grab your coat and your gloves and follow me!