Het Zwin

Interesting
The Zwin is a former sound that is now silted up and lies between the resort of Knokke-Heist and the Dutch border. It once served the ports of Sluis, Damme and Bruges. Now a nature reserve (part of which is open to the public), it is home to interesting flora and fauna. It is a world of tide-related channels and salt meadows surrounded by dunes and dikes. In spring, it is full of birds, including terns and avocets, and becomes a mauve carpet of flowers in summertime.

Useful information

Address : 

Graaf L. Lippensdreef 8, 8300 Knokke-Heist

Opening hours

school hols: 9am-5.30pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 9am-5.30pm - guide recommended

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