Even a number of sieges could not break Nieuwpoort's spirit. It rose from its ashes with more charm than ever before.

  • Above all, it is a safe home port for its fishermen, for thousands of water-sports enthusiasts and for all its guests. Stirring monuments, pleasant squares, impressive shopping-streets and restful parks.
  • The result of a successful town renovation.
  • When you speak of Nieuwpoort, you also speak of sun, sea and sand.
  • A definite family seaside resort with a 'sea' of recreational facilities on or along the fine sandy beach and the traffic-free promenade.
  • You'll also find al kinds of fauna and flora in nature reserve 'De IJzermonding', in the dunes en the hinterland ...


Weather forecast

Weather for the next days
sunday  05/12/2021
AM 15° 4 5 WSW 1 hour 10%
PM 18° 4 WSW W 5 hours
Night 12° 3 2 W
wednesday  05/01/2022
AM 15° 2 NW 3 hours
PM 18° 3 NNE 7 hours
Night 11° 2 1 ENE SE
saturday  05/02/2022
Day 11° 20° 3 NNW 8 hours 10%
saturday  05/03/2022
Day 12° 19° 3 NE 5 hours 20%

Must sees

Le vent souffle où il veut

This piece was designed by artist Daniel Buren. He wanted to make a piece for Beaufort03 which would give the public the illusion of a wood. Instead of putting down trees, Buren created a design for a hundred flag poles with weathercocks in different colours.

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Bike- and hiking promenade

The channel of approx. 2 km runs between the marina and the North Sea. In Nieuwpoort-Bad it can be crossed with a daily operating ferryboat. On the right bank is the nature reserve 'De IJzermonding' next to the dunes of the former naval base of Lombardsijde. A bike and hiking promenade is built along the channel.


On the sluice complex stands a monument for the fallen Belgian front soldiers and their commander King Albert I. Under the monument a new visitor centre was built in 2014 with a fascinating expo about the impact of WW-I in this area.

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De Lenspolder - Children's farm

The fact of bringing children in contact again with life on a farm. The farm has a yard with scratching poultry, rabbits, a pond with different sorts of ducks and turtles, a meadow with goats, sheep, pigs, little horses and other hoofed animals.

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Ooster- en Westerstaketsel

Walk on the impressive Ooster- en Westerstaketsels in Nieuwpoort and smell the healthy sea-air.

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At the confluence of the salty seawater and the fresh water of the IJzer, you will find the nature reserve 'De IJzermonding', with its distinctive fauna and flora.

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Nieuwpoortse jachthaven

Visit the biggest yacht harbour in Europa.

De Ganzepoot

Nieuwpoort’s sluice complex is better known as ‘De Ganzepoot’ or ‘Goose foot’. Their name refers to the complex’s shape. It played a crucial role during World War I.

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Tourist Office in Nieuwpoort

Tourist Office Nieuwpoort City

Tourist Office Nieuwpoort - Bad

Website of Tourism Nieuwpoort


How to get there?

By car: from Great-Britain by boat via Zeebrugge, Ostend, Dunkerque or Calais, or via the Chunnel in Calais. 
If coming via France, take the highway E 40 direction to Gent, exit n° 3 Nieuwpoort.
If arriving via Ostend, take the directions to Nieuwpoort via the national roads or take the motorway A 10, direction Brussels. After some 10 km. take the exit direction Veurne and Calais (Motorway E 40) and then exit 3 Nieuwpoort.
If arriving via Zeebrugge, take first directions to Bruges and Brussels. Near Bruges, take the motorway E 40, direction to Veurne and Calais, exit n° 3 Nieuwpoort.

By train: after reaching the train stations of Ostend or De Panne, you have a connection by tram to Nieuwpoort;


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!

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