De Haan - Wenduine
The tourist heart of De Haan-Centre is the 'Concession', the beautiful and historic residential area with its typical Belle Epoque villas. In 1889 the Belgian Government granted a long term lease - or 'concession' - for 90 years on this 50 hectare plot of land.
- De Haan-Centre is really charming, not only because of its style and situation, but thanks to the absence of high-rise buildings. These characteristics give a special look to this seaside resort.
- The pleasant and hospitable resort of Wenduine owes its quiet, family character to the long tradition of holiday homes for children who have chosen this as their favourite stopping place.
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This Anglo-Norman villa estate north of the tram line was once a large dune area that was leased out to private owners in 1889 in order to establish a romantic Belle Époque estate. German urbanist Joseph Stübben designed the image of the town of De Haan: a ‘green’ villa estate with its own architecture and no high-rise buildings. The classified tram station and the villa estate north of the tram line are true examples of the Anglo-Norman craftsmanship typically found in Belle Époque architecture along our coast.
Not the right weather for an ocean swim? Visit the indoor playground and the subtropical swimming paradise Aqua Mundo in Sunparks. Fun for the whole family guaranteed! Furthermore, Sunparks holiday villages offer all-weather holidays in Belgium, with comfortable and affordable self catered holiday houses and a wide range of on-site facilities and activities.
On the second highest dune on our coast (31 m high), stands a white pavilion with a red roof on it: the so-called Spioenkop. From there you have a grand panoramic view over the polder landscape behind it, the woods in its surroundings and the coastal plains.
Albert Einstein lived in De Haan for a couple of months in 1933 and the evidence is still there. You can not only sit next to his statue, but the house he stayed in is also there to see.
Het Reigershof in Klemskerke (De Haan - Wenduine) is a goat farm you can visit.