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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tuesday  11/02/2020
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wednesday  11/03/2020
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Must sees

Concession district

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.

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La Potinière

The ‘La Potinière’ domain is the green lung of De Haan. This child-friendly urban park offers a whole variety of recreational pursuit.

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Sunparks

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.

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Spioenkop

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.

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Rotonde

The Rotonde is the perfect children's play area in Wenduine at the foot of the dunes, protected from the wind by a modern screen.

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Tram station

The little tram station in De Haan is a perfect example of the Anglo-Norman style that is so typical of the Belle Époque architecture that prevails in the Belgian coastal towns.

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Duinbossen

The dune forests in De Haan are like a green oasis on the Belgian coast. The area consists of three parts and covers more than 152 hectares.

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Albert Einstein

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.

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Reigershof Klemskerke

Het Reigershof in Klemskerke (De Haan - Wenduine) is a goat farm you can visit.

Tourism Offices in De Haan-Wenduine

Tourism Office in De Haan

Tourism Office Wenduine

Tourism Office Vosseslag

Website of Tourism De Haan-Wenduine

How to get there

By car: 
E40 (direction Oostende) – exit 6 (Jabbeke-De Haan)

By Tram

The Coast Pass

With the FREE Coast Pass you get good discounts at more than 40 attractions at the Coast amounting to a total of €300!