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

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

Non-essential movements are not allowed until further notice!

  • Recreational and tourist dwellings (cottages, campsites, B&B's, holiday parks, AirBnB,...) have to close. The permanent residents of this type of accommodation may, of course, continue to live in it.
  • From 11 May 2020, all stores will reopen.
    Only one customer per 10 m² will be allowed for a maximum of 30 minutes. An exception will be made for smaller shops. The safety distance must be respected and preferably each customer should wear protection which covers the nose and mouth.
  • Cafés and restaurants will be closed (at least until 8 June 2020), as well as the beach bars (including bar).
    Home delivery, caterer, drive-in, takeaway and window sales are allowed.

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

  • All cultural, sport, tourist and recreational events are prohibited until 30 June 2020. Mass events will be cancelled until 31 August 2020! It is being considered to allow smaller open-air events from 8 June 2020.
  • All events organised by the city council will be cancelled until 31 August 2020!
  • The Belle Epoque Centre and the indoor exhibition 750 years Blankenberge will remain closed until 30 June 2020.
  • 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.
  • Touristic day trips to Blankenberge remain forbidden until the cafés and restaurants reopen.
  • 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, but please check with the campsite first whether the site is accessible.

The Tourist Information Point is closed until 3 May 2020. However, you can reach us by phone or e-mail from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.