Places in Western Flanders
The Coast of Western Flanders
Virtually all of Belgium’s 66km coastline is fronted with a superbly wide, hard-sand beach. However, while some remnant sand dunes survive, the coast is predominantly backed by a succession of bland, concrete-blighted resorts. De Haan, central Nieuwpoort and outer parts of wealthy Knokke-Heist are the only real exceptions.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Kattenfestival: a guide to Belgium's cat festival
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Free Bruges & Brussels city map
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Ask Lonely Planet: where can I see amazing street art?
At Lonely Planet, our experts are bursting with nifty recommendations and off-the-wall travel ideas, so they were full of suggestions for Lonely Planet Magazine reader Dave Simmons, who wanted to see outstanding stree...
Ghent: Belgium's best kept secret
If you automatically think a trip to Belgium means a trip to Bruges, think again. The September '09 issue of Lonely Planet Magazine clues you in to Ghent: the new Bruges...
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