Look for the orange roof tiles of the coastal villas or give in to the lure of the stately shopping avenues and charming polder villages. Well-thought-through contemporary architecture adds a little spice to the mix. The blue sky with fluffy white clouds guides you to the resort’s vast, green nature areas. Here you can walk along the line where sea and land contend with each other several times a day or through shaded woodland – or even cycle through the pristine polder landscapes that extend from Bruges to Breskens. Everything is easy to get to, in no time at all, whether on your bike or in a golf-cart. Because Knokke-Heist has a very human dimension.
Explore the five districts, and their world-class food, shopping and art: lively Knokke, elegant Het Zoute, family-friendly Heist, trendy Duinbergen and the natural Polders. They each have their own character, offering different experiences. But all of them will roll out the red carpet for you in the hundreds of unique local businesses, at shops, restaurants, bistros, art galleries, events and exhibitions, hotels and B&Bs. Their authentic charm or cosmopolitan style is difficult to resist. Knokke-Heist is a lively seaside resort year-round, with plenty of attractions. Below, we give you a few tips for a lively summer weekend!
5 MICHELIN STARS
Knokke-Heist has in recent years built up a particularly strong culinary reputation in Belgium and far beyond and is an absolute front runner in the field of gastronomy. This is once again proven by the exceptional results of Michelin 2023, namely 5 stars divided over 4 restaurants: Bartholomeus (**), Cuines 33 (*), Sel Gris (*) and Boo Raan (*).
Knokke-Heist is known as the Saint-Tropez of Belgium, a piece of Paris by the North Sea, or in short: the shopping paradise of the Belgian coast. Here, fashionistas rummage through the elegant shop windows of exclusive boutiques or shops with international top brands. We introduce you to the best addresses where shopaholics will lose their hearts as selected by june magazine: Morobé, Essentiel Antwerp, Scapa, Natan, CKS, Maison Delvaux and June21.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KURIOS is a dizzying escape from reality. It is a breathtaking spectacle, revealing a joyous universe inspired by steampunk where the unexpected lurks behind every corner. The audience will be treated to a combination of death-defying acrobatics and an inspiring touch of poetry, wonderful music, and a dash of humour.
GREAT ART FOR GREAT KIDS
Great Art for Great Kids lets children to get to know some of the greats works of art in a surprisingly original manner.
Classical music virtuosos perform enchanting compositions during a series of concerts in atmospheric locations.
INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
The summer draws to a close with spectacular fireworks displays to music. Which country will win this prestigious competition?
SPEND THE NIGHT
Extend your visit to Knokke-heist by staying the night thanks to a wide and varied the range of high-quality accommodation. From exclusive hotels to practical apartments or comfy studios, there’s a choice for all tastes and budgets. Consider spending the night or longer in a typical Zoute style lodging; houses with an intriguing and beautiful cottage look.
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