The IJzermonding nature reserve

Near Nieuwpoort, the IJzer flows directly into the sea. Where salt and fresh water meet, a special biotope developed with mud flats, salt marshes, dunes, beach and polders. Thanks to an extensive network of cycling and hiking trails, you can start from Westende and enjoy the natural beauty of the IJzer estuary. Handy information panels tell you all about this wonderful nature reserve along the way. On certain days of the week you can take the ferry directly to Nieuwpoort Bad.

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Westfront

Westfront is a brand new interactive centre in Nieuwpoort, with the flooding of the Ijzervlakte during WWI as its central theme. Given its proximity to the Ganzenpoot – crucial in the course of the First World War – the lock complex plays a central role in the story. The visitor centre opens with the invasion of the German troops in August 1914 and ends with the reconstruction of the coastal town of Nieuwpoort.

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