Welcome to De Haan
Prim and proper De Haan (Le Coq) is Belgium’s most compact and engaging beach resort. Its most famous visitor, Albert Einstein, lived here for a few months after fleeing Hitler’s Germany in 1933. Several fanciful half-timbered hotels and a scattering of tasteful eateries, bakeries and shops form an appealing knot around a cottage-style former tram station, from where Leopoldlaan leads 600m north to the beach passing De Haan's distinctive circular park.
De Haan's elevated promenade is raised high enough above the sands that sea views are not hidden by beach huts as they are at other Belgian resorts.