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Top Choice European in Knokke-Heist

Cuines 33

Leave it to the chef in this compact, airy bistro where the food is a work of art, crafted from the freshest ingredients of the day. Choose from set lunch or evening tapas menus, pick a cocktail and enjoy the experi…
Top Choice Art in Knokke-Heist

World Press Photo Exhibition

Hosted annually by the Cultuur Centrum, this travelling exhibition showcases the work of photojournalists from around the world.
Top Choice Museum in Knokke-Heist

For Freedom Museum

Located about 7km from Knokke-Heist's main strip, this excellent modern museum focuses on the period between 1940 and 1944 when the Zwin region was gripped in the throes of WWII. It makes an excellent contrast to th…
Top Choice Fireworks in Knokke-Heist

International Fireworks Festival

Held over four nights, visiting pyros from around the world wow with this spectacle of fireworks set to music. On the fifth night, Belgium concludes the show.
Bistro in Knokke-Heist

Bistro Marie

Lesser known than Knokke's other upmarket offerings, Bistro Marie serves beautifully prepared meals in equally classy surrounds, just a block back from the beach.
Nature Reserve in Knokke-Heist

Zwin Natuur Park

Around 5km northeast of Knokke, Het Zwin was once one of the world’s busiest waterways, connecting Bruges with the sea. In medieval times the river silted up, devastating Bruges’ economy. The marshy area is now this…
Casino in Knokke-Heist

Casino Knokke

Within Casino Knokke hides an incredible 72m circular mural by René Magritte and a superb 1974 Paul Delvaux lit by one of Europe’s biggest glass chandeliers. None of the above is visible to gamblers or visitors; ask…
Art in Knokke-Heist

Art Knokke Heist

Usually held on the first weekend of the summer, autumn and Easter holidays, Knokke's upscale galleries co-curate a grand exhibition held in various locations around the city.
Cultural Centre in Knokke-Heist

Cultuur Centrum

Incorporating the Scharpoord Gallery, Knokke's excellent Culture Centre hosts a diverse year-round range of visiting exhibitions and events, many of them free.
Art in Knokke-Heist


Every summer, the works of cartoonists from around the world are exhibited in the beachfront pop-up Cartoon Pavilion, attracting an estimated 90,000 visitors.