Walks through the town

You can find a wide selection of walks guiding you to the town’s most beautiful spots at the Tourist Information Point!

Heritage walk - setting foot in the belle époque

During the 19th century, Blankenberge developed from a humble fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort. The rise of tourism towards the end of the 19th century coincided with a substantial wave of expansion. The quiet, dreamy fishing village began to witness luxurious villas rapidly going up from about 1895 onwards. After Ostend, Blankenberge became the place to be for both the domestic and the international in-crowd.

At just over 4 km, this walk guides you past some fine examples of the larger holiday houses owned by our affluent denizens. There are also still plenty of traces of Blankenberge’s rich maritime past in the town’s harbour.

Price: € 2
(Only in Dutch)

Art nouveau walk

This 6-km-long walk through the seaside resort has no well-known or spectacular art nouveau buildings to reveal; however, Blankenberge does deserve special recognition for its numerous art nouveau tiled wall friezes and tile tableaus. Look up and marvel at the fascinating art nouveau details on the buildings from this period, while exploring the town with the guide published by Vriendenkring Stadsgidsen Blankenberge vzw.

Price: € 2

Interbellum walk

The 5-km interbellum walk guides you past interesting architecture from the interwar years.

Price: € 1,50
(Only in Dutch)

Outdoor exhibition 750 years Blankenberge

A walking route with information columns at interesting locations in Blankenberge and Uitkerke will bring you up to date on the city's history.

Price: free

Blankenberge and Uitkerke Occupied 1914-1918 walk

The walk forms part of the Great War project the town council has organised to commemorate the centenary of WWI. This 5-km walk connects the sites and places of interest in Blankenberge which have a special significance and connection with WWI. Most of the walk is concentrated in the centre of town. The start and finishing point is the information column on the promenade at the Kerkstraat stairs.

Price: free

Coastal walking network

At 180 km with 140 hubs, the coastal walking network is just one art mega-menu. Select your own tasters from nature, culture, history and the maritime past. One of the walk’s routes runs parallel with the coast, while another veers off inland, with plenty of handy connections between the two.

From Knokke all the way to De Panne these lines string together some of the Flemish coast’s most wonderful pearls. You can decide on your own starting point and route by following the hub signposts. Weary? You just need to make it to the next coastal tram stop which services the entire route. 

Price: € 6
(Only in Dutch)