Belgian Coast

Halfway between the village and coast, you'll find this extraordinary 1956 church whose bulky pale-brick tower has an almost medieval look, except for the massive 13m-high crucified Christ hanging on its east wall.

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1. Navigo


Visits walk you through a genuine 19th-century fisherman’s cottage, teaching you about fish quotas and fishermen’s superstitions, then send you and your…

2. Paul Delvaux Museum

3.14 MILES

This superb museum occupies the house and studio of Paul Delvaux (1897–1994), one of Belgium's most famous surrealist artists. What appears to be a…

3. Vlaamse Yachthaven

3.27 MILES

One of the largest marinas in northern Europe. Come here to gaze at the tall masts bobbing on the water, or to hook up with a skipper for local cruises,…

4. St-Walburgakerk

3.32 MILES

Veurne’s main church is the delicately spired St-Walburgakerk, a spacious, heavily buttressed affair containing much-revered relics. The skull of St…

5. Spaans Paviljoen

3.35 MILES

The 15th-century Spaans Paviljoen (Spanish Pavilion) was Veurne’s town hall before being commandeered as a garrison for Spanish officers during Habsburg…

6. Landhuis met Belfort

3.36 MILES

The 1628 octagonal belfort (belfry), a Unesco World Heritage site, rises behind the 17th-century former courthouse building. It now houses a helpful…

7. St-Niklaaskerk

3.37 MILES

Behind the Grote Markt’s southeast corner, St-Niklaaskerk has a bulky 13th-century tower that you can climb for good summer views, plus a small exhibit on…

8. Bakkerijmuseum

4.24 MILES

A classical 17th-century farmstead houses this delightful museum that comprehensively examines baking from grain production to speculaas (a type of…