A sprawling place with a renowned dining and nightlife scene, Knokke is a popular summer destination for Belgian and Dutch holidaymakers. In recent years, Knokke has expanded its profile to become a favoured spot for conferences, festivals and events.

It’s an interesting place for window shopping, a fancy meal or rubbernecking: take a drive around the scores of luxury low-rise mansions that extend beyond the main drag for several kilometres into neighbouring Duinburgen and De Zoute.