Beaufort 21

The Beaufort Art Triennial has become a top event and the largest open-air exhibition in the country. 20 artists will realise 20 artworks spread over all coastal municipalities.

From 27 May to 7 November 2021, the Triennial of Contemporary Art will descend upon the sea for the seventh time.


Belgian Coast Greeters

Would you like to discover the hidden pearls and nice addresses of the Belgian coast? Then you should definitely book a tour with the Belgian Coast Greeters! The Belgian Coast Greeters are locals who help you discover the best of the coast in a unique way. And all this for free!

A Greeter is absolutely not a classical guide who gives you guided tours in museums or who takes you to the typical tourist traps. They lead you off the beaten path and let you discover the city through their eyes.

The Belgian Coast Greeters are active in the following coastal towns: Middelkerke-Westende, Blankenberge, De Haan-Wenduine, Ostend, De Panne, Koksijde-Oostduinkerke, Bredene and Knokke-Heist.

Please note: Groups of more than 6 people cannot take part in this tour and should contact the local Tourist Office for a guided tour.


Aquatics centre De Kwinte

VVW Westende disposes of 2 club houses, club 'De Kwinte' on the Sint-Laureinsstrand in Westende and club 'Koko Loco' on the spaarbekken in Nieuwpoort. This allows VVW Westende to offer a wide range of possible sports and camps, with a unique location and specific equipment for each sport. With the arrival of the completely new 'De Kwinte' in Westende, the club has grown into much more than just a surf club, it has become a real watersports centre! All comfort and a super view over the sports beach, makes this the new base at the coast for both sport, fun & party.

Coastal histories

The museum 'Kusthistories' is highly recommended. You step into the history of coastal tourism on the Belgian coast. Today, holidays on the coast are commonplace. It was different once. Old swimwear, souvenirs, an old tram, 'bum carts', unique films, beautiful scenery, and much more.

Villa Les Zéphyrs

At Villa Les Zéphyrs you will discover how a wealthy family spent its holidays by the sea around 1930. The villa dates from 1922. The building was refurbished according to the detailed description of the first occupants. By means of all kinds of utensils, photographs, depicted scenes and modern multimedia applications, the time of yesteryear is brought back to life in the unique historical setting.


Golf Club Westgolf is situated at a stone's throw from the beautiful Nieuwpoort marina. This friendly and dynamic club offers a 9 hole course suitable for all levels.

Between the dunes and the polders lies the technical course (PAR 31) where some holes require a strategic approach or a good shot to play a PAR. The driving range and beautiful pitching and putting green complete the offer.

With its open, friendly atmosphere, Westgolf is also the ideal place for beginners. Every second Sunday of the month the club organises a free introductory meeting for those who want to start playing golf.

And if you are hungry or thirsty after golfing, you can visit "Freddie's Brasserie" in the clubhouse for an honest day's meal or resto menu. Westgolf, the largest small golf club in Flanders, with 9 holes of fun!

Minigolf Westende

Fancy a game of miniature golf? Then this course in Westende will certainly charm you, with its 18 holes and extremely well-groomed look! A snack and a drink on the sun terrace are also part of the deal of course! And if the kids still have energy after a great day at the seaside, they can let off steam at the playground. Individual prices are at €5/person for adults, and €3 for children under 12. There are also discounts for groups.

Heritage walk Westende

The 4 km route takes you along the many witnesses of Westende's fashionable past. Via the Zeedijk you will discover the majestic Grand Hôtel Belle-Vue. Besides historic sights, the walking route also passes several modern works of art including 'The Caterpillar #5bis' by Wim Delvoye. Via quiet footpaths through the Warande Gardens you return to the center of Westende.

Distance: 4,00km
Relief: Flat
Shape: Loop-shaped One way
Type of route: Town or heritage walk




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Cycle route Middelkerke-Westende

Middelkerke-Westende is a perfect place for a beach holiday with the whole family. But action lovers will also get their money's worth. During this bicycle tour you will discover some cultural highlights of Middelkerke, such as the Rotonde, the remains of the Beaufort Sculpture Park and the beautiful casino. But you also never lose sight of the green surroundings of Middelkerke. With passages along the seawall, the Warande dunes and Raversyde ...

Distance: 25,00km

Shape: Loop-shaped One way

Type of route: Junction route


Walk Westende - Middelkerke

Cartoon characters, beautiful nature and a sculpture park with sea view. In Middelkerke and Westende there's a lot to discover during this hike. You also walk to Raversyde.

And the nice thing is that with the images on Google Streetview you can already get a first glimpse of what you will see along the way.

Distance: 16,50km

Relief: Flat

Ground: Largely paved

Shape: Looped both ways

Type of route: Junction route

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