The Belgian coast: my article in The Bulletin Magazine Summer 2017

The Belgian coast 

The Belgian coast does not seem to ‘inspire’ a lot of people. I often hear comments about how ‘ugly’ the Belgian coast is, about the concrete buildings (we often use the description ‘the concrete coast’) etc etc

With those remarks often comes a comparison with the French ‘Opal coast’ or with the seemingly untouched dunes at the Dutch resort of Cadzand. Both the French and Dutch North Sea resorts seem to be a better alternative to that unattractive Belgian coast.  (more…)

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Tips for what to do when warm weather hits Belgium

Feeling a bit hot? Then read on for an unusual tip on where you can go!

The beach near Ostend, Belgium
The beach near Ostend, Belgium

When it’s this hot outside (while I’m writing this, it’s 35°C…), people understandably flock to the Belgian coast or to the nearest swimming pool.

Bruzz recently listed the nearest outdoor swimming pools for those of you dying to flee the city heat.

But if you can’t stand the bustle of crowds of people trying to get a bit of refreshment in or near the water, than it might be a good idea to do the exact opposite. (more…)

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