"De Haan - my favourite City" Top 5 Page for this destination De Haan by Luchonda

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De Haan - Bellevue Hotel

Old historical and english styled buildings - my favourite one day trip location to the belgian coast !!
De Haan/Wenduine is a fusion of some smaller towns and beaches in this area - like Klemskerke and Vlissegem.It was a place famous for wreckings till the end of the 19th century and became a residency for many rich people and a place for recreation ! You should look at pictures from this early 20ths
- the clothings - the cabinets - the way rich people and the locals enjoyed their holidays !Extra money to go on Holiday - result of the socialist unions didn't excist yet !!
The town was founded in 1888
by the company "Coq-sur-mer" and the architect E.Colinet

De Haan - the famous station

The old tram station ! In 1886 - the industrial revolution ! Train and tram became popular and this station reminds on the period ! The kings road - koninklijke weg (because this area next to Ostend was residence of the royal famly) made this area at the belgian coast very popular.
De Haan is very popular for the germans - as resident or tourist.The reason or one of them : during the second WW there was a military hospital - and many soldiers stayed here after the war !! Many shops in De Haan - Ice bars - fritten shops -
recreation shops - be welcome in the german language - typical Flanders - they speak a lot of ....

Statue of Villa Goelands

The Belgian coastline ! This statue and appartment - so different from the others ! Maybe a sculpture of the first naked woman at the belgian coast !
The residence "Goelands" next to the Hotel " Westhinder"

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pittoresque and old english tradition style !!
  • Cons:Tourists of the Wallonie - not speaking flemish !
  • In a nutshell:My favourite town at the Belgian coast !!
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2003
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    De Haan seems to be a fantastic Belgian beach resort. I would like to take the coast tram for the full 60 km trip.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 9:14 PM

    Your page makes me feel like going to have some nice Belgian frites with shrimps !

  • Feb 9, 2005 at 6:01 AM

    Beautiful houses, nice page

  • Nov 10, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    Great architecture at the Belgian Coast

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 11:50 PM

    even from far away I understand why you love this place.....its beautiful and diverse. tks for sharing it Luc

  • Mahieu's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2004 at 3:15 AM

    De Haan is ook mijn favoriet aan zee, ik stel me wel wat vragen bij de "con's" ;-)), greetz

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2003 at 2:11 PM

    I can imagine, that this place is your favourite !! Lovely page, Luc.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2003 at 10:37 AM

    I discovered this great place last summer.


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