Guided walks

For a fee, you can also book an à la carte guided tour. Choose an architectural walk or a themed tour. Alternatively, you can request the guide to focus on certain aspects of our seaside resort’s history.

You are also free to select your own starting and finishing point for the walk: your hotel, the station, a restaurant…

Max. 20 persons per guide.

Belle-époque walk (= short version of the Art Nouveau walk) (max. 20 p per guide)

During this walk in the belle-époque district around St. Roch's Church you will get to know the richness of the belle époque. Beautiful houses with art-nouveau elements pass the revue. Discover during this walk whimsical ironwork, colourful stained glass windows and beautiful sculptural elements and imagine yourself back in the belle époque.

Duration: 1 hour | Price guide: € 20

Starting point: optional  (near Belle Epoque Centre / railway station / tram stop / St.Roch's square / hotel,...)

City walk (max. 20 p per guide)

Halfway through the 19th century Blankenberge made the transition from a small fishing town to a vibrant seaside town. The railway line Bruges - Blankenberge stimulated the breakthrough of the city as a tourist resort in 1863. Villas, hotels and beautiful public buildings such as the casino, shot like mushrooms from the ground. However, all this had an influence on the lives of the fishermen. Discover the evolution of the city together with a guide.

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

Starting point: optional (e.g. Railway station / tram stop / St-Rochusplein / restaurant / hotel,...)

 Art-Nouveau walk (max. 20 persons per guide)

The emergence of tourism at the end of the 19th century resulted in a lot of rich bathers in town. As a result Blankenberge has some beautiful belle époque houses with wonderful tiles that belong to the European world class. During this walk, discover whimsical ironwork, colourful stained-glass windows and beautiful sculptural elements and imagine yourself back in the belle époque.

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

Starting point: optional (e.g. Railway station / tram stop / St-Rochusplein / restaurant / hotel,...)

 Maritime walk (max. 20 p per guide)

Despite the disappearance of the fishing business in Blankenberge around 1955, many testimonies of this maritime heritage have been preserved. The harbour quarter with its shelter and some replica vessels, the former water reservoir with its locks and 'lockmasters'-houses', the lighthouse and the port channel with the jetties form the unique maritime scenery of this guided walk.

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

Starting point: optional (preferably near the port e.g. Stage boat 'Victorine' at the windscreen or "Paravang",...)

Great war walk (max. 20 p per guide)

During the First World War (1914-1918) occupied Blankenberge was faced a double role. On the one hand it's fishing harbour was turned into a modest war port with an airport; on the other hand the tourist resort served as a place of rest and relaxation for the German front soldiers. You can experience how Blankenberge experienced the occupation and listed to many stories during this walk

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

Starting point: optional (e.g. Railway station / tram stop / St-Rochusplein / restaurant / hotel,...)

 Interbellum walk: choice East or West (max. 20 p per guide)

After the Great War, people started to look at architecture differently. Efficiency encouraged creative solutions. This resulted in new styles with new materials, including reinforced concrete and cimorné. There was an irresistible urge to revitalise the city, which was translated into art deco.

Choose between the east side (Hands on the sleeves) or the west side (West Side Stories) of the city and discover this unknown but surprising part of Blankenberge!

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

Starting point: Interbellum East 'Hands on the sleeves': near Belle Epoque Centre

starting point: Interbellum West 'West Side Stories': near Grote Markt (e.g. Monument H. Conscience)

 Funeral walk (max. 20 p per guide)

Visiting a cemetery doesn't have to be depressing! The focus may be on the historical or recent symbols, or on the mosses and lichens or the different types of stone, marble, glass marbrite and cast iron. Are you curious to know why chrysanthemums are being placed or why moss and ivy should rather be preserved or removed?

Come and listen to the story of the cemetery, the flowers and their significance, the re-using of tombstones and the efforts of the public garden service to make this place an haven of peace.

Duration: 2 hours | Price guide: € 40

starting point: Municipal cemetery (Scharebrugstraat 114)

Possible combinations : Belle Epoque Centre

1/ Standard: 1 hour at the Belle Epoque Centre (max. 20 p per guide)

 Duration : 1 hour . Price guide: € 20 + Entrance fee: max. € 4 pp (see rates)

2/ Combi 1: 1 hour at the Belle Epoque Centre + 2 hours walk* (max. 20 p per guide)

 Duration : 3 hours : Price guide: € 60 + Price entrance: max. € 4 pp (see prices)

 *Choice of: City walk, Maritime walk, Art Nouveau walk, Interbellum walk (East or

 West), Funeral walk or Great War walk.

3/ Combi 2: 1 hour at the Belle Epoque Centre + 1 hour Belle-Epoque walk (max. 20 p 

 per guide). Duration : 2 hours. Price guide: € 40 + Price entrance: max. € 4 pp (see prices)