On 21st of March we are celebrating the first Day of Spring.
From now on we can enjoy the nice weather and sunshine (hopefully) more and more as the days are getting longer.
While the Corona rules are still in power and sitting at the terrace in our favourite cafeteria is not possible, we give you some ideas on how to spend your free spring days outside in Flanders.
Because having a holiday or vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cross the border. In East-Flanders and West-Flanders we have a lot of opportunities to spend your free time. ?
The sea side:
1. Are you looking for a place where you can enjoy nature, see interesting animals and where you can take a nice long walk? Het Zwin in Knokke-Heist is something that you should definitely try ? https://www.zwin.be/en
2. Maybe you are more a fan of city trips and shopping ? In that case you can visit Oostende ? this city has all you need! https://www.visitoostende.be/en
Parks and playgrounds:
1. In West Flanders we have a very nice forest with a playground for the little ones and the bigger ones ? https://www.west-vlaanderen.be/domeinen/gavers
2. In East Flanders you may find one of the best playgrounds in the country. Visitors can choose between different spaces that are made for small kids and for teenagers. After all the fun you can enjoy a nice walk along the nice lake. https://oost-vlaanderen.be/ontspannen/recreatiedomeinen/puyenbroeck.html
3. For the fans of animals we have this amazing place called De Zonnegloed. Animals that where mistreated or kept in bad conditions have found a new home here. In this place you can find a lot of wild species of animals and take a very nice long walk. And with your visit you are actually helping their cause. https://www.dezonnegloed.be/en
City and historical trips:
1. If you love architecture, shopping, and cities that are full of live, you can not skip visiting these two places: . Brugge and Gent. You can come back again and again, because these two cities have so much to offer that 1 day trip will be definitely not enough!
TIPS: After walking in Gent you can relax a bit with a nice cup of take-away coffee at Korenlei in Gent – it’s a place where you can sit along the river enjoying the view of passing boats.
2. More a fan of history? Ieper in that case is the place to be! Museums, war cemeteries, walking tour along the fortifications, observation tower… And a lot more to check. https://www.toerismeieper.be/en