Knokke-Heist offers to satisfy the appetite of nature lovers as well as those looking to sample a more cultural or culinary experience.
Enjoy miles and miles of blond sands, shop at one of the hundreds of smart boutiques, or treat your taste buds in one of the two hundred and fifty restaurants.
WALKING AND CYCLING
There is no better way to discover a city than walking or cycling especially in Knokke-Heist where the cycle tracks are numerous. The tourist office sells walking and cycling maps for the Zwin area and Zeeland Flanders.
Tourist Office: Zeedijk 660, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Tel: 050 630 380
If you prefer something more relaxing, here are some ideas:
Are you dreaming of lounging on a beach or relaxing on a sunny terrace, enjoying a fabulous view? Come to Knokke-Heist where you will discover the most beautiful sandy beaches. A paradise for surfers and swimmers.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Passion for beauty is rooted in Knokke-Heist. You will find no less than 70 amazing art galleries where you can admire masterpieces from all over the world. The city has always attracted architects, sculptors and painters.
RESTAURANTS TO VISIT
Whether you are looking for a snack, pancakes, waffles or a multilayered ice cream or perhaps a gastronomic meal, you will find everything in Knokke and plenty of it. Mountains of chips, mussels by the bucketful and eels, of course, which is their speciality. Knokke is Shangri-La.
There are more than 22 Michelin starred restaurants in and around the city. Some of the best and most well-known are:
Bartholomeus Zeedijk-Heist 267, 8301 Knokke-Heist **
De Kromme Watergang Slijkplaat 6,NL 4513 Hoofdplaat **
Sel Gris Zeedijk – Duinbergen 314, 8301 Knokke-Heist *
Ciccio Dumortierlaan 64, 8300 Knoke -Heist *
Jardin Zwaluwenlaan 12, 8300 Knokke-heist *
Il Trinfo Paul Parmentierlaan 203, 8300 Knokke Heist
Shopping is a favourite pastime for visitors to Knokke-Heist. International brands like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Yves Delorme and Rolex are located in an area of the town called the golden triangle Lippenslaan-Dumortierlaan-Kustlaan. The Yves Delorme is situated in Kustlaan 187.
Knokke is a paradise for children. The large expanse of beach which has got the safest bathing area in the North Sea is like a gigantic playground. Swimming, building sandcastles, flying kite, buying and selling paper flowers, picking up seashells while mummy and daddy are having a drink.
Knokke-Heist likes to serve as an experimental ground for new trends: Blue Marlin Café Lounge, Monroe Beach, Kitsch Club, Café des Nations… are some of the places to be seen!
While enjoying your glass of champagne with friends, a jazz band plays on the dam until dawn.
Knokke-Heist is an exciting seaside town which offers a wonderful experience to everyone, regardless of the season.
WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER
Each season has its own events and this summer is no exception. Below are some dates not to be missed:
9 July to 15 August
This spectacle highlights the magic bond between man and horse, about trust between the two. You will see acrobats on horses in full gallop, a mix of dressage, music and dance. A breath taking spectacle created by renowned Benjamin Aillaud. For tickets, go to wwww.sherpa.be – Tel: 070 252 020.
Tuesday 21 and 28 July and Tuesday 4 and 11 August
The small church of Heist is the dream setting for a classical concert where you will listen to both young talent and experienced musicians.
Sunday 26 and Monday 27 July
The Linen Road
The airstream Yves Delorme will be at Knokke in front of the Yves Delorme shop (Kuslaan 187) presenting #theLinenRoad. We will share with you our passion for fine and beautiful linen and French know-how.
Friday 7 August
Let’s go to party and enjoy the night, glitz and glitter guaranteed!
Welcome to stylish Knokke!