Knokke - Heist
Welcome to Knokke-Heist !
Knokke-Heist is so versatile it simply can’t be summarised in a single sentence. Whether you are a lover of culture and cuisine or simply a bon vivant, this coastal resort has everything you are looking for. From luxury shopping to strolling along the sandy beaches, admiring the extraordinary art collections or dining in style... everything is possible.
Luxury shopping and strolling along the promenade
In Knokke-Heist, an elegant stroll along the promenade has become a real art in itself. It’s all about seeing and being seen. And if you love shopping, here you can also shop till you drop, even on Sundays. In the golden shopping triangle (Kustlaan, Dumortierlaan and Lippenslaan), you will find hundreds of boutiques offering various luxury top brands.
On the Belgian coast, Knokke-Heist is the place to explore art. You will find over 80 art galleries spread across the municipality, offering everything from antiques to contemporary art. Various public works of art will also brighten up your walk around the town.
In recent years, Knokke-Heist has built up a particularly strong culinary reputation in Belgium and far beyond. The region leads the way on the gastronomic scene, so why not give in to temptation and go on a culinary treasure hunt in Knokke-Heist?
Beach clubs and beach bars
Fancy an adventure? Along the beaches of Knokke-Heist, there are various fantastic beach clubs where you can participate in beach or water sports. From the Easter holidays until early October, you can also enjoy a delicious cocktail at the beach bars with your toes in the sand.
Zwin nature park
The breathtaking Zwin nature reserve is just a stone’s throw from the border with the Netherlands. At high tide the sea floods the Zwin plain, which lies behind the beach and the row of dunes. This interaction between ebb and flow creates a biotope that is unique in Europe. People who love walking or cycling can enjoy the new International Zwin Dike that connects Knokke with Cadzand. From four vantage points, you can enjoy beautiful views of the wider, deeper and longer Zwingeul channel and the new breeding island.
Get on your bike !
There’s no better way to get to know a town or region than on foot or by bike. In Knokke-Heist, the 9-km seawall is the ideal route for walkers and cyclists. However, we also have much more to offer. In the hinterland, the polders invite you to explore. There are no borders, just a network of walking and cycling trails from our own territory to De Panne, the area surrounding Bruges or up to our northern neighbours.
At the Knokke-Heist Tourist Office, you will find various cycling maps on which the detailed cycling routes are clearly indicated.
Toerisme Knokke-Heist, kantoor Knokke
+32 50 63 03 80
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