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  • 1 Abbaye des Dunes Museum 1138 Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Koninklijke Prinslaan 6-8 B - 8670 Koksijde

    This abbey was founded by Benedictines in 1107 and became Cistercian in 1138. It was one of Western Europe's major abbeys under Abbot Elias van Koksijde around 1300 and was destroyed by Calvinists in 1566. The ruins still reveal the majestic lines of..

  • 2 Musée Paul Delvaux Interesting

    Museums and art

    Paul Delvauxlaan 42 B - 8670 Koksijde

    Visitors can see Delvaux's Post-Impressionist to Surrealist development with paintings, watercolours, drawings, engravings and sketches and enter his dreamlike, hallucinatory and poetic world here. Note the eerie light in Gare forestière (1960). Ther..

  • 3 Oostduinkerk Beach

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N34 B - 8670 Oostduinkerke

    A few people still fish on horseback(no longer on mules) for shrimps on this beach. At low tide, horses pull heavy drag-nets and go in the water up to their chest. The wide beaches are also ideal for sand yachting.

  • 4 St-Niklaaskerk

    Religious buildings

    Leopold II Laan 80 B - 8670 Oostduinkerke

    This brown brick church with great pointed roofs dates from 1954. Arcades link it to a massive square tower reminiscent of the one in Lissewege. Inside, the dominant yellow tones contrast with the bluish flagstones. It is an unusual church due to its..

  • 5 National Fishing Museum

    Museums and art

    Pastoor Schmitzstraat 5 B - 8670 Oostduinkerke

    This modern museum houses a fine collection of boats, nautical instruments and paintings by artists who worked in Oostduinkerke c 1900, such as Artan, the 19C Belgian painter born in The Hague. A typical fisherman's house was built nearby, as well as..

  • 6 Folklore Museum Florishof

    Museums and art

    r. Koksijdesteenweg 72 B - 8670 Oostduinkerke

    The museum includes a reconstructed regional interior, workshops (lacemaker's, clogmaker's etc.), a chapel, a grocer's shop, a barn and a small school.

  • 7 Ten Bogaerde Farm

    Religious buildings

    N35 B - 8670 Oostduinkerke

    This fine set of brick buildings once belonged to Dune Abbey. The monumental barn, similar to the one in Ter Doest, now lies in ruins.

  • 8 Église N-D des Dunes

    Religious buildings

    J. Van Buggenhoutlaan B - 8670 Koksijde

    This modern church (1962) lies north of the abbey. Its undulating roof and navy-blue colour bleu recall the ocean waves, while its beige brick walls reflect the dunes. Inside, the stained-glass windows diffuse glistening light. The crypt contains a r..

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