"Another gem at the belgian coast" Nieuwpoort-Bad by Luchonda

Nieuwpoort-Bad Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 43 photos

Nieuwpoort at the belgian coast

Nieuwpoort is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Nieuwpoort proper and the towns of Ramskapelle and Sint-Joris.
A huge bronze piece of art by the artist Jan Fabre at the occassion of "Beaufort 2003" located at the coast line of Nieuwpoort-Bad might be a topic attraction.
It is called : "Searching for Utopia"
But in general, relaxation at a beach, a family outdoor trip for a weekend or a few weeks is the reason of visiting the coast

Another place to enjoy sailing

I enjoyed many place in the Benelux where sailing is a topic.
(Look at my Netherland pages)
But also Belgium has it's topics, like Nieuwpoort and Zeebrugge, not to forget Blankenberge.
The Pier in Nieuwpoort is famous for sailing races
BTW : A pier itself is always an attractive meeting point for tourists, sailors and enjoyers of nature.
The pier architecture is a special architecture, fighting against the force of the sea and the wind. You will find some "top piers" in the United Kingdom, and more legendary projects all over the world (Namibia.....) and the Unites States

Witchcraft and Sorcery Trials in Flanders

The witch hunt, in fact a sad story
From the 15th to the 18th centuries, many European catholic governers developed a heightened concern with the phenomenon of witchcraft, seeing a new sect hostile to humanity.Those governments and catholic societies organized "hunts" for these alleged witches: accusing, torturing, and executing thousands of people.
Nieuwpoort is "celebrating?----" yearly a witch burning festivity in the month of July. Jeanne Panne is the witch to be burned. The festivity starts at the Marktplein at 4pm and ends late evening

  • Last visit to Nieuwpoort-Bad: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 15, 2008
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  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    That's some turtle! Very impressive. I also share your concern about the witch "festival", when you know what happened back then, it's no occasion for a festival. There were many witch trials here , too.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    I would ride this giant turtle as well (in searching for Utopia, haha)! Thanks Luc for sharing!

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