A holiday in West Flanders represents diversity and pure enjoyment. West Flanders is the only province in Belgium that is located on the coast. West Flanders consists of flat polders that are partly intersected by the river IJzer. In the south of this region is the West Flemish Hill Country, with the highest point being the Kemmelberg (156 meters). The rivers Leie and Schelde are located in the south-east. During your holiday in West Flanders, enjoy beautiful walks through the Belgian countryside and discover all the possibilities from a holiday home in West Flanders!
You won't be bored for a moment in a holiday home in West Flanders! West Flanders has something to offer for everyone: from sun worshippers to culture lovers, from peace seekers to nightlife seekers. The holiday homes in West Flanders can be found both at seaside resorts with a vibrant nightlife and at quiet family beaches. In the beautiful green hinterland, you will find lovely villages and numerous walking and cycling routes. Don't forget to visit beautiful historic cities like Bruges and Kortrijk. Here you can enjoy cosy shopping streets and historical sights. Stay in one of these cities for an impressive city break, or opt for a relaxing holiday in a quiet holiday home in West Flanders.
On the coast of West Flanders, you will find wide beaches, boulevards, festivals, restaurants and casinos spread over 13 lively seaside resorts. From the elegant Knokke-Heist and nostalgic De Haan, to the bustling Blankenberge, all within easy reach of your holiday home in West Flanders! A nice way to discover the Belgian coast is to cycle through part of the Coastal Cycle Route. This beautiful route runs from De Panne to Knokke-Heist and is 86 kilometres long. A good way to enjoy the beautiful nature! It is also possible to take the coastal tram, which runs along all the seaside resorts between De Panne and Knokke-Heist.
For the children, there are several attractions in West Flanders, such as Plopsaland and the Boudewijnpark. The parks are located a short distance from your holiday home in West Flanders. Children will definitely experience the day of their lives in these parks! If the weather is bad, you can visit one of the many museums in the West Flanders region. You will for example find the Abbey Museum in Ten Duinen. Don't forget to visit the unique nature reserve Het Zwin. Here you can enjoy a walk along beautiful plants and birds. This incredibly beautiful nature reserve is absolutely not to be missed and is therefore highly recommended during your holiday in West Flanders.
The hinterland of West Flanders consists of the Bruges Ommeland and the Westhoek. Green and rural villages and historic towns surrounded by polders welcome you into the hinterland. Here you will find places like Damme, Diksmuide, Veurne, Ypres, Tielt and Torhout. These places are located close to the coast and therefore ideal to enjoy a relaxing beach walk. Relax in one of our holiday homes in West Flanders.
The Westhoek is also known as the Flanders Field Country, one of the battlefields of the First World War. There are also many monuments that are reminiscent of this time. There are many military cemeteries and the 'Dodengang' in Diksmuide. There is even an 'In Flanders Fields' route mapped out. Very impressive to drive during your holiday in West Flanders.
Don't forget to visit the historic Ypres, a cosy old town with a rich history and many sights. Bruges, the 'Venice of the North', is situated in the Bruges Ommeland. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful medieval city from your holiday home in West Flanders or in the heart of Bruges, and stroll through the old streets, along the romantic 'Minnewater', or take a boat trip on the canals. Whatever you choose for the whole family, there is plenty to do during a holiday in West Flanders!
There are 150+ Belvilla houses in West Flanders.
Some of the most important places to visit in West Flanders are Basilica of the Holy Blood, Gruuthusemuseum, Ypres, Zeebrugge and Diksmuide.
Some of the must-try activities in West Flanders are-
Some of the recommended dishes in West Flanders are Belgian fries, waffles, Flemish Beef Stew and Chicory.
The months from April to June and August to October are the best to visit West Flanders.