What effect does the coronavirus have on my visit to Blankenberge?

Blankenberge is also taking measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

All leisure activities will be allowed again from Monday 8 June 2020, with the exception of conferences, amusement parks and indoor playgrounds, which will not reopen until 1 July 2020.

Coronaproof activities in Blankenberge

  • Excursions of one or more days within Belgium are allowed again from 8 June 2020, including overnight stays.

  • Belgium opened its borders on 15 June 2020 for travel to and from the European Union, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.

  • From 27 June 2020 the bathing season will start and the beach will be divided into zones. Read more about what your visit to the beach will look like this summer and which measures you should take into account when visiting the beach. Check out the current hustle and bustle on the beach via www.blankenberge.be/drukte-op-het-strand

  • From 11 May 2020, all stores will reopen.
    Only one customer per 10 m² will be allowed, an exception will be made for smaller shops. The safety distance must be respected and every customer is required to wear a mouth mask. You shop on your own and a visit takes a maximum of 30 minutes.

  • To guarantee the safety of everyone, the core shopping area in Blankenberge, this is the Kerkstraat and the side streets, will be equipped with entrance gates that temporarily close when it gets too busy in the shopping streets. Check out the current bustle in the centre of Blankenberge via www.blankenberge.be/drukte-in-de-centrumstraten. Wearing a mouth mask is also mandatory in these streets!

  • Bars and restaurants will reopen from 8 June 2020, but must take into account, among other things, the following measures:
    • A distance of 1.5 meters between the tables.
    • A maximum of 10 persons per table.
    • Each customer must remain seated at his own table.
    • The waiters must wear a mask.
    • Customers wear a mouth mask when entering and leaving the table.
    • Customers must provide their phone number or email address so that they can be contacted in the event of an infection.
    • All catering establishments may remain open until one o'clock in the morning.

View the list of restaurants and snack bars with takeaway and home delivery

  • Gaming rooms (e.g. casinos), banquet and reception rooms will not reopen until 1 July 2020.

  • Nightclubs will remain closed until the end of August because no safety distance can be provided.

  • All cultural, sport, tourist and recreational events are prohibited until 30 June 2020. Mass events will be cancelled until 31 August 2020! 

  • All events organised by the city council will be cancelled until 31 August 2020!

  • The Belle Epoque Centre will reopen its doors on Wednesday 1 July 2020. A visit is only possible by appointment, buy your tickets via www.belleepoquecentrum.be/tickets. Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory during a visit!

  • The indoor exhibition 750 years Blankenberge can be revisited as from 1 July 2020, subject to prior reservation via T +32 (0)50 636 620 (at the latest the day before your visit). Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory during a visit!

  • Sea Life Blankenberge will reopen on 18 May 2020. Tickets must be purchased in advance, a one-way route has been worked out, everyone is required to wear a mouth mask and only five visitors will be admitted per quarter of an hour.

  • Outdoor attractions such as mini golf Leopold Park, kid's race track and the merry bicycle track will be open again from 8 June 2020.

  • Indoor minigolf Goolfy, Sportland and the Casino games room will be open again from 1 July 2020. The tourist train will also run through the streets of Blankenberge from 1 July 2020, but will follow an adapted route. Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory!

  • Swimming pool Farys Noordzeebad will open its doors again from 2 July 2020. A swim is only possible by appointment.

  • Bowling Bowl Inn will reopen on Friday 10 July 2020.

  • ZOO Serpentarium remains closed until further notice!

  • Second-residents may return to their second residence from 20 May 2020, also for an overnight stay. This also applies to mobile homes with a fixed pitch.

The Tourist Information Point will be open again from Wednesday 1 July 2020. When visiting our office, we kindly ask you to respect a number of precautions.