Travel Blogs from Knokke-Heist
Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
We did it! We got up and put the door by 11:30 to use the last hour of our City Card! We went to the Salvador Dali exhibit; and it was "Wow!!" Crazy and Amazing! Sydney loved every inch of it! Jake and Mike found a couch they liked;) haha. My favorite part was his pieces if his interpretation of the 12 disciples of Christ; controversial as one seems to be a beautiful woman.... After the exhibit we ate at a a great cafe eating Paninis and waffles of course; ...
... There is even a small street cleaner machine called the Glutton. Most people are at ease speaking English here, with French a close second. The Flemish Dutch that is the main language is seen in menus and street signs. Everyone tells us that we must see Bruges at night as it is all lit up. Peter has been resting all afternoon and taking his concoctions. We also bought a small bottle of whiskey, honey and a lemon to make up his grandmother's cough remedy. Stay ...
I wasn't too sure what to really expect of Belgium. We had meant to come here on our last world trip back in 2008 but hadn’t managed to with one thing and another, and in the end all we did was go through on the train between Paris and Berlin. So pretty much what I was expecting was the things we know Belgium for back home, chocolates and beer. We got both of those in ample portions, plus a bunch of other stuff.
Brussels was fun. ...
The folks next door to my room decide to have a loud laughing conversation at 3 am, and I learn that the walls in the hostel are not very thick. Come morning I go for a walk around the riverfront park area I found yesterday, which is nice and peaceful. I see a couple birds I'm not at all familiar with, and glimpse grand houses occasionally through the trees. But I have no energy and feel lousy; I think I'm coming down with something ...
Other places to stay in Knokke-Heist
Meerminlaan 22, Knokke-Heist | 3 star hotelfrom $133