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Winter in Koksijde: a breath of fresh air with walks and culture

Also in the winter, a holiday at the coast delicious: enjoy the sea air during a winter walk on the beach or the nature of Koksijde combined with a visit to one of the museums.

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A stay at the beach is during the winter delicious. Enjoy a winter walk, such as a erfgoedwandeling or walk with us at the annual winterwandeldag. Museums, too, deal with a fascinating program, like the vertelwandeling “When the Animals still talked,” and Virtual Reality in the Brooks or visit one of the ongoing exhibitions in the Navigo museum or the arts centre Ten Bogaerde.

Erfgoedwandelingen and the annual winterwandeldag

Koksijde-Oostduinkerke can show off with some beautiful hiking trails. In addition to a walk on the beach, you can also stroll through the hundreds of acres of nature reserve which dozens of marked trails to walk. At the tourist office of Koksijde is a map finished with seven political contexts for environmental, ranging from five to thirteen kilometers.

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Also fun are the erfgoedwandelingen: a combination of architecture, art and regional history magazine. Each walk is for 1.50 euro a brochure available and during the holidays are guided walks organised. An interesting, six-kilometre-long walk is “Paul Delvaux & George Grard: Out of Friendship’: an excellent way to get acquainted with the life of both artists and the history of the kunstenaarsoord Sint-Idesbald.

On 30 december the annual Winterwandeldag place. Then a walk through the beautiful natural areas of Koksijde, on five parcours (appointment Strandlaan 128, Sint-Idesbald, of 8h30 to 14h. You can choose from routes with distances of 6, 10, 16, 22, or 29 km. Registration costs one euro.

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Culture during the winter: vertelfestival and Virtual Reality

The winter is the perfect season to what culture. Koksijde-Oostduinkerke has also much to offer.

In the arts centre Ten Bogaerde, you can make the work of the sculptor Georges Grard admire. Until 7 of January there is the temporary exhibition Flood, a collection of contemporary visual art in the beautifully renovated barn.

In NAVIGO-National fisheries museum you will get acquainted with the Flemish vissersfamilie, the IJslandvaarders and the fishermen on horseback. To 7 of January there is the exhibition of Our Fishermen, the DNA of the Salty Life, about the zeevisserscultuur.

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In the Brooks At the Dunes is on the 26th of december started with Virtual Reality. With the help of modern techniques, you’ll travel as a visitor back to the middle Ages, is a fantastic experience.

A day later, on 27 organises the Brooks “When the animals still spoke’: a walk with four wonderful wintry stories, brought to you by topvertellers. Afterwards, treat the singer-accordionist Iwein the visitors with a lot of atmosphere and coziness. The walks will start at 15h and 16h15.

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