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Holidays to West Flanders

The province of West Flanders runs along the entire Belgian coast and is the perfect holiday destination for beach, culture and nature lovers. 

This province has beautiful towns as well as a beautiful coast. Enjoy long walks on the beach in Knokke-Heist, expansive nature along the Belgian-Dutch border and excellent shopping in the charming town of Bruges, the capital of this diverse province.

The region known today as West Flanders was once ruled by Napoleon, the dukes of Burgundy and the Spanish. In 1830, it became part of the already then independent Belgium.

One of West Flanders' biggest attractions is the coast. Explore Oostende and Fort Napoleon and spend an afternoon on the beach at Knokke-Heist. Just to the east of this trendy seaside resort and on the border with the Netherlands, nature reserve Het Zwin is the place to be for nature lovers.

A visit to West Flanders is of course not complete without visiting its capital, Bruges. The archaeological Bruggemuseum and the typical Flemish Frietmuseum are must-sees, as is the Princely Béguinage Ten Wijngaerde, where you will find lots of historic houses that show how people lived in the 17th century. A great way to tour the city centre is by boat. You can hire a boat and do a self-guided tour or hop on a tour boat, sit back, relax and enjoy the charming city centre from a totally different angle.

You can explore the province on foot, by bicycle or by car. West Flanders also has an excellent public transport network. You can get around on regional buses or the train. If you would like to explore the whole Belgian coast, the coast tram (kusttram) is the best mode of transport. It connects all of the cities along the coast.

West Flanders is best reached by car or by train from Antwerp. The train will get you from St Pancras to Bruges in about 4 hours, and by car you can be there in 3. You can park your car in the centre of Bruges for a fee.

Enjoy this diverse province with a rich history, charming capital and trendy seaside resorts. Book your holiday and discover this fantastic part of Belgium.


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Alpha Hotel

Alpha Hotel

Louisastraat 18, Ostend
2.6
of 5, from 89 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is steps away from Ostend City Museum, Ensor Museum and Wapenplein Square. Ostend Pier and Casino Kursaal are also within 10 minutes.

£58
Hotel O Ieper

Hotel O Ieper

D'Hondtstraat 4, Ypres
3.7
of 5, from 49 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Belgian Westhoek, this hotel is steps away from Ypres Market Square, In Flanders Fields Museum and Cloth Hall. Belle Almshouse Museum and St Martin's Cathedral are also within 5 minutes.

£58
Leopold Hotel Ostend

Leopold Hotel Ostend

Van Iseghemlaan 110, Ostend
3.8
of 5, from 237 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Kursaal, Grote Post Culture Center and Leopold Park. Mu.ZEE and Wapenplein Square are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Broel

Hotel Broel

Broelkaai 8, Kortrijk
4.2
of 5, from 90 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Kortrijk, this hotel is steps from Broel Towers and Church of Our Lady. Artillery Tower and Hospital of Our Lady are also within 5 minutes.

£65
Hotel Van der Valk Brugge-Oostkamp

Hotel Van der Valk Brugge-Oostkamp

Kapellestraat 146, Oostkamp
4.5
of 5, from 820 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Saint Peter Church and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Loppem Castle. Minnewater and Church of Our Lady are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£62
Best Western Flanders Lodge

Best Western Flanders Lodge

A Dehemlaan 19, Ypres
4.3
of 5, from 96 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Belgian Westhoek, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ypres Open Golf, Menin Gate Memorial and Ypres Market Square. Ypres Town Hall and Saint James' Church are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£55
Hotel Royal Astrid

Hotel Royal Astrid

Wellingtonstraat 15, Ostend
3.6
of 5, from 181 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leopold II Statue and Wellington Racetrack. Mu.ZEE and Casino Kursaal are also within 15 minutes.

£44
Parkhotel - De Panne

Parkhotel - De Panne

Albert Dumontlaan 30, De Panne
3.5
of 5, from 160 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from De Panne Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Plopsaland De Panne. Flemish Visitors' and Nature Education Centre and Paul Delvaux Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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