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10 Must Sea Nieuwpoort

10 Must sea things in Nieuwpoort

1. The Market Square

Convivial market with terraces in the centre of Nieuwpoort.

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

Old railway between Nieuwpoort and Diksmuide is now a nice cycling route.

9. Searching for Utopia

Artwork by Jan Fabre of Beaufort Art Triennial (2003).

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 biotope for plants and animals.

Things to experience:

· Large shopping area in Nieuwpoort-Bad

· Top gastronomy with local fish as delicacy near and in historic centre

· Beach bars during summer

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