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Belgian Coast !
Sand Sculptures
Zeebrugge-located at the belgian coast is in fact a container terminal receiving vessels of more than 4000 ton.But yearly there is a famous Festival going on!!
Highlights (i.e. best things to do, memorable moments, etc.) :
But yearly there is a sand-sculpture festival on the beach - always exposing different themes such as :
The fall of the Roman Empire

Bruges-City of Europe and in 2001, "The dinosaurs"

Ticket price is about 13 euro/pp excluding drinks/food. There are several stands where famous belgian beers are served.The prices of fast food are acceptable.

Quick tips/suggestions :
Combine this one day trip to see the beauty of the Belgian coast and its Festival.
Best Way to Get Around (i.e. walking, driving, taxis, public transportation etc.) :
From Ghent or Brussels by train is the easiest way. Special ticketing including transport and entrance fee.
This yearly Festival is constructed by means of 8.300 tons of sand (5.800 tons of local sand and 2.500 tons of special block shaped sand).
About 160 carvers are helping hands. Two artists and four supervisors are responsible for the OUTLOOK and theme expression.

The sculpture area covers about 5.700 m2 and the highest point reaches 14 meters.

Make shure you visit this PARK in the late afternoon and early evening (sundown gives a special athmosphere)

It is a nice one day trip for old and young. All facilities are foreseen.
I think this was the best sand-sculpture festival until now. The carvers came from different countries such as the Netherlands/Ireland/France/Spain and even the US.
In Scheveningen there is a yearly tradition of sand-sculptures too - so make your choice.

Zeebrugge - sand sculptures !!

Atlantis 2002

  • Last visit to Zeebrugge: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Susara's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2009 at 2:34 AM

    Excellent - would have liked to be there!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Pretty amazing sand sculptures!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2006 at 3:15 AM

    Amazing sculptures these various artists have created! Great photos of their works.

  • btex's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2004 at 5:21 PM

    incredible sculptures. it's remarkable what they can do with sand. hope to see the festival next time I'm in Belgium.

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 12:58 AM

    waar je gaat langs Vlaamse wegen, overal kom je Lucske tegen `-) hehehe goei morgend!!! bij ne goeie straffe koffie

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 11:58 AM

    I liked the sand sculpture too this year. Pity for the ice sculptures, there wasn't much left :-(

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2003 at 2:07 AM

    Due to your page I visited the sand sculputres last weekend. Thanks again for the tip --- I'm sure they had the great Belgium beer in Atlantis. Fascinating Sand Sculptures.

  • pollon's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 11:20 AM

    for that sculpture was chosen such a sad subject from the author... while the author of this page makes me feel like visiting this sandsculptures contest!! and oh nooo for the central cooling system :-(... but I do like the demons :-P

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 7:46 AM

    Not only the sculptures are beautiful - so are your photographs! Wirklich ein guter Reisetip, Luc! Danke!

  • kylian74's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2003 at 1:02 AM

    The yearly Sand Sculpture is always beautiful!! i was in Zeebrugge 2 weeks ago..I'll be back here for more!


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