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48 hours at the Belgian Coast

48 hours tasting

To dine sumptuously, you have to come to the Coast! Scores of exceptional addresses from typical bistros to all-star restaurants, surprise you with delicious food straight from the sea.Then there are the delightful local products.

Day 1

48 uur Kust - garnaalvisser

08:00 - On horseback

You must have seen the prawn fishermen on horseback at work. Each time that they are dressed in their yellow jackets to ride out on their sturdy cart horses to go prawn fishing, it's always a party.

 

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48 uur Kust - boot

09:00 - Fishermen

Fresh seafood on your plate. You need to rise early to see the fishermen come ashore. Take a look in the fishing ports of Zeebrugge, Ostend, and Nieuwpoort or hurry to the fish market in Ostend.

 

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48 uur Kust - erfgoed met smaak

12:00 - Heritage with Taste

Ostend has a rich history, Heritage with Taste. At various locations there are historic buildings, which take us back to the glory days of Ostend and, moreover, where you can savour a delicious meal.

 

48 uur Peerdevisscher

13:00 - Authentic places

The Coast has a whole collection of authentic places. From an old fishermen's pub in Zeebrugge over the tavern De Peerdevisscher in Oostduinkerke to the no-nonsense Stad Kortrijk in Ostend.

 

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48uur Kust - ijsje

14:00 - Sweet taste

Ice creams, waffles, and Berlin boules – the sea has a sweet taste. Nowhere else can you find so many  ice cream salons, ice cream vans, waffle tents, and beach vendors with those irresistible Berlin boules.

 

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48 uur Kust - vissersboot

15:00 - On board a prawn

Do you have sea legs? Do you want a taste of a fisherman's life? Book a day on board a prawn boat and see what it's like to be a real sea dog!

 

 

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Day 2

48uur Kust zee van smaak

10:00 - Sea of Taste routes

The brand new Sea of Taste routes will show you the way to the tastiest places on the Coast. Delightful places where you can enjoy a five-course meal or have a stop to taste farm and regional products.

 

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48uur Kust - garnaalkroket

12:00 - Classics

With the hand-prepared prawn croquettes and tomato prawn, some classics are so good and so full of taste that you just can't resist them. And so, enjoy those delicious coast classics to the full one more time.

 

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48uur Kust - babelutten

14:00 - Babelutten

Feel like something else sweet? What about the tasty Babelutten, a traditional local sweet once made by fishermen's wives.

 

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48uur Kust - terras

16:00 - Terraces

Eating and drinking on a terrace is an art form at the Coast. Choose one, settle down, and enjoy some tasty sea food.

 

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48 uur Kust - gastronomie

19:00 - Culinary Top

The Belgian Coast is famous for its fine gastronomy. You'll find 7 (!) restaurants with a Michelinstar en several restaurants appear in the Gzaul-Millau guide. A walhalla for foodlovers!

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Other attractions

  • Time for a drink? Try a local beer. The Coast, too, can turn out scores of local Beers, such as Pier Kloeffe, Ostend Kleyte beer, Oud Mannekensvere, and Roste Jeanne. Make sure you check out the Abbey Museum of the Dunes 1138 and a tasty Ten Duinen. This beer in combination with prawns is an absolute must.
  • Home-made cooking? In all coastal towns you will find various renowned fish shops where you will find tasty fresh fish and fish preparations. The enjoyment starts here!
  • To indulge your culinary taste at the Coast, you don't need to look far. There are no fewer than seven star restaurants which serve up the best in Belgian sea food: Le Fox** in De Panne, Ten Bogaerde* in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke, Philippe Nuyens* in Blankenberge, Bartholomeus*, Cuines33*, Jardin Tropical and Sel Gris* in Knokke-Heist. The Coast also does very well in Gault & Millau.

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