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 Leon Lippensdreef 8, 8300 Knokke-Heist

Phone:

+32 50 60 70 86

Price:

12 € (-17 years old 5 €)

Opening hours

Apr-Jun and Sep: 10am-6pm (except Mon in Jun and Sep); Jul-Aug: 10-6pm; Oct-Dec: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm; Jan: weekends 10am-5pm; Mar: Wed-Sun: 10am-5pm (daily school hols)

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