Travel Blogs from Koksijde
The weather this morning was cool but fine, not cold enough for me to wear a jacket. We had breakfast which was good but I missed my bacon & eggs. There were plenty of other delights to cover my appetite. We went for a quick walk around the Town Square and we were back at the hotel in time for the sensible 9.30 am departure. We exited the town via Lille Gate. The main focus for today was to be 1917, the 2nd year of participation in WW1 by the Aussies. We were ...
... going to the arch and watching the ceremony that occurs every night at 8pm. The Canadian Army was at the ceremony this time. They marched around and raised the flag before playing the Last Post and Reveille. After the ceremony we went back home. We are staying in Armentiers, a small town surrounded by hundreds of museums and acticities about the ...
... postings, we walked through the streets, passing many chocolate shops. I would like to say that we walked by but Lucy and I couldn't resist. There was a shop that was very apt. It was called the Chocoholic! We went for a canal trip which was very nice. We could see why Brugge is known as the Venice of the North. We were hungry after the boat trip so we bought paninis and ate them sitting on the canal wall. The market square was busy and had a nice ...
... in the 1300s and has never been repaired. The thing with Bruges is that it almost seems a little unreal – the streets are largely cobbled and it’s common to see beautiful “Dutch-style” houses with dates going back to the 1600s proudly displayed on their facades. People cycle through the streets, dinging their bells and trying not to run over all the passersby and their unnaturally large dogs. I was struck by how different the feel of Bruges ...
... br> I had two objectives, a canal boat ride and a visit to the Groeninge Museum to see the Hieronymus Bosch painting of The Last Judgment. I used my map and was plotting my course, when I ran into Tom, he took my picture (?), and we chatted for a while. I headed towards what I thought was the direction of the Museum (turned out for once I was right), but I came upon the canal boats first. They’re actually in a lot of spots along ...
Other places to stay in Koksijde
Koninklijkebaan 122, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $125
Koninklijke Baan 225, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $139
Noordzeedreef 6-8, Koksijde | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Koninklijke Baan 62, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $126
Zeelaan Avenue De La Mer 254, Koksijde | Hotelfrom $101