Popular Accommodations in West Flanders
Highlights West Flanders
- Sand Sculpture Festival Ostend
- Atlantic Wall Museum
- Canal tour through Bruges
- Endless long sandy beaches
Most popular in West Flanders
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Vacation rentals in West Flanders
Located in the south-east of Belgium, West Flanders is an extremely popular holiday region, not least because of its combination of history and maritime flair. If you are looking for a holiday apartment or a holiday home, you will find it especially in the metropolis of Bruges, where you can devote yourself to extensive sightseeing tours. But also in Ypres, Veurne, Tielt, Kortrijk and Disksmuide you will find a wide range of offers. If, on the other hand, you are drawn to the North Sea coast for a swim, you will look around in Ostend and its surroundings.
Holidays in West Flanders
Travelers and Activities
If you have a taste for culture and history, you are in good hands in West Flanders, surrounded by once dazzling Hanseatic towns. A trip to Bruges is an absolute must, where you will visit the Bruges Belfry, the medieval market with the Cloth Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the numerous well-preserved city gates and the Museum of Fine Arts. A little darker is the situation for history fans in Ypres, especially as they stroll through the interactive exhibition "Flanders Field", which deals with the bloody battle of the First World War.
Things to know
West Flanders also has a lot to offer in terms of events. While motorsport fans get their money's worth during the Ypres Rally, music lovers can look forward to the Music Antiqua Brugge Festival in Bruges in August. Other highlights are the island of Van Licht, the Guidensporenfeesten and Sinksenfeesten in Kortrijk and the world-famous sand sculpture festival in September in Ostend.
Besides Antwerp, West Flanders is the only region in Belgium that has access to the sea.
Top 3 travel tips
Those who want to see Bruges from its most original side should book a canal tour on the spot. On board one of the comfortable excursion boats, you will sail along the canals and learn all sorts of interesting things about sights such as the warehouses and medieval quays crossing their way.2. Explore West Flanders with your palate
In almost every larger Flemish town there is also a restaurant that boasts traditional specialities. Complete your holiday and delight your palate with delicacies such as cod cooked in beer (Cabillaud à la bière), pheasant with chicory (Faisan à la brabançonne) or North Sea prawns baked with parsley and cream croquettes (Garnaal croquettes).3. Bathing in Ostend
A few days on the beach are part of every holiday in West Flanders. The best place to do this is the coastal town of Ostend, which has miles of sandy beaches both north and south. If you book an apartment in Ostend, you will of course benefit from particularly short distances.