"A seaside resort with style" Top 5 Page for this destination De Haan by hundertmorgen

De Haan Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 105 photos

De Haan-Centre is a beautiful and historic residential area with its typical Belle Epoque villas. In 1889 the Belgian Government granted a long term lease for 90 years on this 50 hectare plot of land. De Haan-Centre is really charming, not only because of its style and situation, but thanks to the absence of depressing high-rise buildings. These characteristics give a special look to this seaside resort.

Upon your arrival in De Haan you are instantly enchanted by the beautiful cottages and villas in Anglo-Norman style : façades with mock-timber work, cottages with red roofs, balconies and little turrets, …

Anyone wishing to build in De Haan still has to comply with some very stringent requirements. For example : buildings should not exceed four floors, every residence should be surrounded by its own construction-free green zone, the Anglo-Norman style must be preserved.

Every year (the first Saturday of August) De Haan goes back to this Belle Epoque period during the 'Trammelant' festivities.

The Flemish coast has 13 resorts, each with its own character. They have two things in common: the broad beach and the attractive promenade ...

De Haan has 11 kilometers of sandy beach, which covers almost 1/5 of the Belgian coast. One can take a sun-bath, go for a swim, practice sports fishing, a game of volleyball or football with friends, fly a kite, build sand-castles, make romantic walks and enjoy the sunset.
The lovely promenades of Wenduine and De Haan invite you for a drink on one of the many cosy terraces.

As family seaside resorts they maintain the "better" children's beach games: in July and August every week following beach activities are organised: treasure-hunt, sack race, paper flower shops, sand-castles.

  • Last visit to De Haan: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 19, 2004
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  • Jul 25, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    The best place to meet local people. Large choise of drinks

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    Jan 20, 2006 at 7:36 AM

    hi sandra .... bad we can not meet each other by this moment :( but okay, hoping we'll have another chance someday in the future!!! have a nice trip to bali, and if you have any question about ubud, just pop me up :) regards, @rie

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    Mar 4, 2005 at 11:57 PM

    I agree with you De Haan is one of my favorites when it comes to coast villages.

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2005 at 12:55 PM

    De Haan it a lovely place to visit.

  • AyurinHiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2005 at 8:21 AM

    Oh, the seaside villas look so nice :-) And you look happy,too!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2004 at 12:10 PM

    Great page and great foto's of a very nice looking place in Belgium Sandra ,nice to see you still going to VT meetings Sandra.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 10:21 AM

    Brilliant photos with an incedible wonderful sky .... Well done! ...Keep up the good work! :o)

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2004 at 9:58 AM

    lovely De Haan - lovely page :-)

  • sumit_b's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 1:20 PM

    Superb photos.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2004 at 11:55 AM

    Art Nouveau? I know only Classic Nouveau :-) But what kind of beer did you have here? OK, I got it, you cannot remember of course LOL


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