10 Must sea things in Nieuwpoort
1. The Market Square
Convivial market with terraces in the centre of Nieuwpoort.
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.
Two piers welcome the sailors when they sail into Nieuwpoort.
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