Nieuwpoort is one of Belgium’s 13 seaside resorts. The town’s history dates back to the 13th century, whereas the old city centre is located 3km from the coast. Closer to the sea, a new tourist centre developed over time.
Travel to Nieuwpoort
The closest railway stations to Nieuwpoort are located in Ostend and De Panne. From there you can easily continue your travel to Nieuwpoort using the coastal tram. This tramline connects all Belgian seaside resorts from De Panne to Knokke-Heist. During summer the tram runs every 10mins, during spring and autumn every 15mins and during winter every 20mins. Any single ticket for the coastal tram costs 3€ regarding your destination. Day-passes and 3day passes are available as well.
Things to see and do in Nieuwpoort:
- Enjoy the sandy beaches, dunes and beach promenades
- Walk on the piers
- Visit the King Albert I memorial
- Walk around the “Ganzenpoot” locks
- Have a look at the fishing harbor
- Explore the old historic city centre