Activities in the area
Situated in the middle of the Westhoek is Alveringem, a true paradise no matter what your interests. Sports enthusiasts as well as nature lovers have much to explore in this coastal region, with De Panne, Koksijde and Nieuwpoort all within cycling distance. The culture lovers can lose themselves in the rich histories of Veurne, Ypres or Bruges. Epicureans can enjoy a taste of the trendy fashion and the culinary gems in the area.
SPORTS IN NATURE
Walking and cycling
Signposted routes lead you through the flat landscape, along winding brooks and charming villages. You can stop here and there for a delicious local speciality and a traditionally brewed beer. Or you can put together your own bicycle route.
Horseback riding in the dunes, on the beach or in the fields is the dream of many equestrians. Here, you can make your dreams come true! Alone or in a group, this is enjoying nature at its finest. Human, animal and nature become one.
Golf and tennis
And for those who love to keep their eye on the (smaller) ball, there is something here for everyone. Golfers can swing to their heart’s content on the golf courses in Koksijde or Ypres. Tennis is also available at various locations in the coastal cities.
SOAKING UP CULTURE AND HISTORY
Pay a visit to the historic cities of Veurne, Ypres and Bruges, with their rich pasts and impressive architecture. Cross the border and explore Pas de Calais – the chalk cliffs in Wissant, the sloping landscape and the little, forgotten villages, such as Hondschoote, …
The countless military cemeteries and old trenches located in the middle of Flanders Fields and Diksmuide, with its Yser Tower, are the silent witnesses of “The Great War”.
Many events are held in the area each year, such as the Watou Art Festival, the Dranouter Festival, …
ACTIVITIES ALONG THE WESTKUST
The Westkust (or West Coast) region of Belgium offers a wide variety of activities and entertainments. You can get a breath of fresh air during a long walk on the beach, enjoy a great day of shopping in the trendy shops in De Panne, Koksijde, Nieuwpoort or Oostende or spend an afternoon (beach) sailing, surfing, jet skiing or horseback riding in the many clubs along the coast.
Oostduinkerke is the only seaside town in the world where the shrimp fishermen still go out to sea every day on horseback. These fishermen have been classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
There are numerous restaurants at the seaside, in the cities and in the countryside. We enjoy giving you tips about the newest culinary finds in the area.
Take a look at the Sint Sixtus Abbey Brewery, the world-famous brewer of the ‘Westvleteren Trappist’ beer, stop by the visitors’ centre at Jules Destrooper, the renowned biscuit manufacturer, to enjoy the sweet temptation of their biscuits or head over to our local listed pub, De Leute, just across the street, where you can taste an incredibly delicious, home-made Picon.
RELAX & CHILL
You can enjoy the swimming pool at our farmstead or settle down in the sand at one of the many beach bars and yacht clubs along the coast.
And if the weather is not cooperating, then catch a film at the Cinema Koksijde.
FUN & AMUSEMENT
Visit one of the nearby amusement parks: Plopsaland (De Panne), Bellewaerde (Ypres) or Boudewijn Seapark (Bruges) or go exploring in one of the petting zoos in the area.