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Attractions in West Flanders

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in West Flanders. Whether you love hiking or cycling, West Flanders is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in West Flanders

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    Kemmelberg

    Road Cycling Highlight

    At 156 meters, the Kemmelberg is the highest point in West Flanders and also the highlight of Gent-Wevelgem. The route is always controversial, as the way down the north side …

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    Brugge Markt

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The historic old town is not only on foot, but also good to experience by bike.

    Canals, bridges and historic buildings provide an interesting ensemble. If you do not need …

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    Damme

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Damme is a great place, who knows the Flemish Til Ulenspiegel will feel transported back to the 16th century. And should visit the museum next to the town hall. In …

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    The contribution of the artist Edith Dekyndt, who comes from nearby Ypres, is a performance that deals with the Western Front monument. The monumental statue was erected here after the First World War as a memorial.

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    Schipdonkkanaal

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    This old and old may she be? The trees are 30m high and will certainly line the channel and the path for 100 years if not longer. They protect the …

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    Bonifacius Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Bonifaciusbrug (Bonifaciusbridge)
    The charismatic area of Bonifaciusbridge and Arentshof has the ability to enchant many a visitor. Its irresistible combination of striking history and warm romance may take your breath …

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    Hill 60

    Hiking Highlight

    A small piece of preserved battlefield.

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    Ijzertoren

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Within walking distance (1 km) from the Grote Markt in Diksmuide you will find the peace site "Aan de IJzer" with the Paxpoort, the IJzer crypt and the Yser Tower.

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    The Leopold Canal was built between 1847 and 1850. It runs about 40 km west of Boekhoute to Heist-aan-Zee. It is between 1.2 and 2.3 m (3 ft 11 in …

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    Tyne Cot cemetery

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Tyne Cot Cemetery is a British military cemetery with World War I fallen soldiers located in the Belgian village of Passendale. The cemetery is located 2.1 km southwest of the village center and 1.7 km north of Zonnebeke.

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    Coming World Remember Me

    Hiking Highlight

    The new land art installation "CWRM" is the follow-up to the temporary installation by Koen Vanmechelen and curator Jan Moeyaert (vzw art) that was shown on the domain in 2018. …

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    The historic tram station of De Haan is one of the landmarks of the coastal village and dates from 1903. It is the only surviving stop of the coastal tramway …

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    Het Zwin

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Belgian-Dutch nature park is also often referred to as an international airport for birds. The Zwin is a very special place, because you can still see the natural transition …

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    Lissewege

    Bike Touring Highlight

    It is as if the time Lissewege can not harm. With its charming little canal, whitewashed polder houses and vast fields, it is characteristic of what all Flemish villages once …

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    Kanaal van Schipdonk - Vaartdijk

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    By bike you cross the two canals from Vaartdijk to Westkapelse Steenweg.

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    De Menenpoort

    Hiking Highlight

    Menin Gate
    The Menin Gate can be considered the general symbol of the First World War.
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the owner and manager of the monument. The …

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    Ezelpoort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Ezelpoort is one of the four surviving Bruges city gates. The gate belongs to the second Bruges city wall from the year 1297. It was rebuilt in 1369 by …

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    Grote Markt Veurne

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Under the rule of Albert of Austria and Isabella of Spain, the city flourished and, around 1609, a square square was created to concentrate commercial activities there. On this square …

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    Wim Delvoye is certainly one of the most important Belgian artists in recent history. He puts everyday objects or creatures in a new light. His projects are meticulously prepared and …

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    Vuurtoren Nieuwpoort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A detour to a lighthouse is always worthwhile, especially where the small wooden bridge over the dunes now offers a special view. You can't ride every bike to the tower, …

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