A TRIP TO KNOKKE-HEIST, BELGIUM
Knokke is a town within the municipality of Knokke-Heist. The town itself is fairly small but accounts for 16,000 of the municipality’s 30,000 residents. The destination is not the most popular in Belgium but it certainly appeals to the middle-class in the country and proves a popular spot for those with holiday homes due to its many beaches and decent nightlife. If you explore the area around Knokke, you will see that there are many mansions dotted around the neighbouring towns.
As far as tourism goes, the main attraction of Knokke is the beach and the nightlife but there are also a few worthwhile museums and art galleries and, if you have money to spend, there are a number of swanky and unusual shops to spend money in. As always in Belgium eating out is always an option and the Knokke-Heist area has plenty of good eating establishments.
If you are planning to pass through Knokke and Knokke-Heist on a trip of Belgium, then my advice would be to allow for a couple of days only. This will allow you to enjoy the beach on one day and a couple of museums on the other. Don’t forget to visit the casino and either see some entertainment or gamble a few euros away. If you are in the area for longer, try to have a guided tour of the casino in order to see its hidden treasures and take a boat trip to see some seals.
Knokke-Heist is a thriving seaside town, combining five different beaches with a length of 12 kilometers. A wonderful mix of beach and dunes. Each beach has its own characteristics. The calm of the sea and the beautiful nature ensure that you can get new energy again.