Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Blankenberge - Everybody to the Pier!

Today, I take you back to the Belgian coast, to a town called Blankenberge. Just like Ostend, it has a train station in the centre, which connects it with some of the most important cities and towns in Belgium. Cross the road and you can take the "Kusttram" (Coast Tram) and go to any of the other coastal towns.

The location in Blankenberge that attracts locals and tourists alike is without any doubt the pier, constructed in 1933, it is 350 meters long and is built in the art-deco style. Having a walk here and admiring the views of the sea and the nearby dunes is a must.

I took all of these pictures around mid-February of last year - so, just a couple of months before leaving Belgium for Spain - and as you can see, even on a sunny winter day, Blankenberge attracts a lot of visitors. Can you imagine what it is like duri8ng hot summer days?

Some more facts and numbers:
  • The train station of Blankenberge was built in 1863.
  • At the beginning of the 20th century, Blankenberge was a popular destination for Royals.
  • In general, tourism started booming after World War II.
  • Want more information about what to do and where to stay in Blankenberge? Check out the official touristic website.

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