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.
Beach and promenade in De Haan-Wenduine this summer
The general safety measures apply at all times.
- What is absolutely worth knowing?
In De Haan-Wenduine there is no need to book your spot on the beach, though on arrival, you will be given extra guidelines for the beach berm and foreshore. Near the beach huts, the use of beach windbreaks is mandatory. At that, a 1m distance between beach huts must be respected. Cyclists are not permitted to access the promenade, though push carts (go-carts) for the tiny tots are.
- We’ll make sure that you’ll have a brilliant, carefree holiday!
The beach has been subdivided into zones and, per zone, beach coaches are on duty to steer everything in the right direction and to answer any questions. In addition, the level of activity on both beach and promenade will be monitored.
- Consult the De Haan-Wenduine website
- Coming soon - Check out the overview of all the beach and promenade plans here
Current level of activity in De Haan-Wenduine
- To be consulted here as of 27 June!
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 Centerparks. Fun for the whole family guaranteed! Furthermore, Centerparks 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.
The Coast Pass
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