Travel Blogs from Knokke-Heist
... After we got back down, we explored much more of the city, wandering around the various squares and walking over to the Beguinage, a complex of buildings and a church with a very peaceful inner courtyard that served for hundreds of years as the living quarters and prayer-space of an order of nuns - and still does. Nearby we found a peaceful corner of one of the canals that traverse the city, surrounded by huge shade trees. Tucked into one corner was a quiet café where we sat ...
... or scientific work, on a needs basis.
14:00 Personal time for research.
16:00 Leave for river to observe marine biologist as they catch and tag juvenile sharks
09:00 Land based work relating to any aspect of our education, awareness or scientific work, on a needs basis.
12:45 Head to Dive Shop
13:30 BRUV drop followed by two shark sighting underwater surveys.
... then took a boat tour along the mid-town canal. The city is very old and beautiful and feels like stepping back a few centuries. Wartime damage has all been restored. We walked the central area til we realized it was 7:45. It stays light very late here. Every square is lined with bars and eateries. We went to dinner at 'The Flemish Pot', and had the set tourist menu. The food ...
... set around a tree-filled green square of grass. This is an old convent, built in the 13th century. Further up the canal, we bumped into a couple of churches, right opposite to each other. And just up the road was the huge St Salvador Cathedral. Weaving back and forth over the bridges, we ended up in the Hof Arents gardens. This was a particularly pretty, narrow part of the canal with a small cute bridge and surrounded by some small gardens. We were lucky - it was ...
... with the basic old key shape of a long
shaft terminating in a single piece of steel going down at a 90 degree angle
with just enough of a uniqueness to match it to its door. Also on display
was a huge map of Bruge made in lace. We had seen one of these before at
the home we are staying. Kurt, one of our hosts had pointed it out on one
of the big walls in the house on which it was mounted. Apparently, though
once common, they are now few and ...
Other places to stay in Knokke-Heist
Meerminlaan 22, Knokke-Heist | 3 star hotelfrom $133