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Flanders Fields Sportive 26 September 2020
10 Things to do

10 Things to do in Flanders

1. The Market Square

Convivial market with terraces in the centre of Nieuwpoort.

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2. Marina

The largest marina in northern Europe.

3. Harbour channel

Splendid cycling and walking route between city and sea.

4. Fish Auction

Supply of fresh fish several times a day, to be enjoyed locally.

5. Albert I Monument

Imposing monument as the commemoration of King Albert I and the flooding of the Yser plain in WWI.

6. De Ganzepoot

Connection between six waterways and the Havengeul that then discharges into the North Sea.

7. Pier

Two piers welcome the sailors when they sail into Nieuwpoort.

8. Frontzate

The old railway line linking Nieuwpoort and the historic town of Diksmuide is now a picturesque cycling route.

9. Searching for Utopia

This quirky artwork by Jan Fabre of Beaufort Art Triennial (2003) welcomes visitors to the seaside area of the city.

10. Nature reserve De IJzermonding

The nature reserve in Nieuwpoort is unique in Belgium. The freshwater of the Yser, the only river in our country that directly discharges into the North Sea, mixes with the salty seawater which creates a unique micro climate for plants and animals.

Things to experience:

· Large shopping area in Nieuwpoort-Bad

· Top gastronomy with local fish as a delicacy available all over the city.

· Beach bars and restaurants.

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