Access to the centre

The following streets are pedestrian-only zones in July and August:

  • Kerkstraat: between Koning Leopold III-plein and Zeedijk
  • Molenstraat
  • Langestraat
  • Seb. Vernieuwestraat
  • Bakkersstraat
  • Nieuwstraat
  • Vissersstraat
  • Breydelstraat
  • Kleine Weststraat
  • Weststraat: between Molenstraat and Zeedijk

The traffic-free centre is only accessible to vehicles from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Taxis and cyclists always have access. Urgent deliveries/repairs and access to parking garages is only permitted with an access pass. The access pass can be obtained free of charge from the police.

Zeedijk closure

The Zeedijk (promenade) is closed to all vehicle traffic from 1 July through 31 August from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. The Zeedijk is accessible until noon on the 1st, the 15th, the 16th and the 31st of both these months. The police closely monitor the area when the Zeedijk is closed to vehicle traffic.

Cyclists can cycle on the Zeedijk throughout the year; however, the walkway is a pedestrians-only zone.