Blankenberge in the belle époque period

The periode from 1870 to 1914 was a time when Europe's middle class prospered, tourism gained increasingly more importance.

Blankenberge was on it's way to becoming a major seaside resort with the construction of the casino, the Pier, numerous stately homes along the coast and large hotels.

In the Belle Epoque Centre you can experience firsthand the carefree and festive atmosphere prevailing in Blankenberge during the belle époque. An interactive exhibiton featuring posters, picture postcards, clothing, photographs, footage and a number of beautiful decorative wall tiles tell a nostalgic story and offer you an insightful opportunity to learn more about the influence the belle époque had in Blankenberge.