This part of the old defence line, which the Germans built to protect the mainland against invasion, has been well preserved in the dunes of Raversijde. Visit these fortifications from the first and second world wars.
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.