10 Fun Things To Do In De Panne, Belgium

Things to do in De Panne

De Panne, Belgium is full of historical and fun things to do. For kids and adults alike, no visitor of the area will be bored when they are here. Be sure to bring the walking shoes though, because there is a lot of ground to cover. Theme parks, reserves and ancient ruins are all over the areas of De Panne and it makes for a fantastic vacation. Read on to learn about the best things to do in the area!

1. Plopsaland De Panne

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Posted by Plopsaland De Panne on Sunday, 13 August 2017

Kom jij als een echte stoere Viking een avontuurlijke tocht maken op de Grote Golf ? 💪 Met de promocode 'HAPPY' krijg je nu €5 korting! Tickets & info: www.plopsalanddepanne.be

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Heidiland by night 😍

Posted by Plopsaland De Panne on Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Plopsaland is an amusement and theme park that makes for one fun afternoon. The rides are based around different television shows for children. The park was recreated in 2000 with the new theme, but before then, it was bee themed. Water rides, roller coasters, swings, and more, this theme park is one heck of a day! This is the perfect place to bring kids if there is a family traveling to Belgium.

Plopsaland De Panne

Address: De Pannelaan 68, De Panne, Belgium

Website: Plopsaland De Panne

2. Museum Paul Delvaux

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A wonderful experience, Museum Paul Delvaux shares the painter’s pieces with the people of the world. Paul Delvaux was a Belgium painter known for his pieces of nude females on some sort of landscape. Most people were painting only landscapes at the time, not believing the importance of painting other things. He had painted around 80 pieces just between the years of 1925 and 1930 to show the public that people can be painted with the landscapes to create a different effect.

Then, after visits to different museums around the world, he started using different methods and out came more work from the painter. This museum is full of his artworks, and although Delvaux passed away in 1994, he continues to live on through his paintings as other artists have done before him.

Museum Paul Delvaux

Address: P. Delvauxlaan 42, 8670 Sint-Idesbald, Belgium

Website: Museum Paul Delvaux

3. Ten Duinen Abbey

Koksijde - Ten Duinen 5
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Also known as the Abbey of the Dunes, this abbey was originally built in 1262 by the bishops of Thérouanne and Tournai. What is left of the church is now a museum site as it has been ransacked multiple times since its construction. Walking around the abbey will give visitors a feeling of what it was like to live during those time periods. Although visitors of the abbey cannot see the whole thing as it once stood, it’s still pretty cool to see what remains of the building that was built so long ago.

Ten Duinen Abbey

Address: Koninklijke Prinslaan 2, 8670 Koksijde, Belgium

Website: Ten Duinen Abbey

4. Pier Kloeffe

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Pier Kloeffe is exactly what it sounds like, a pier. It has some really pretty sand dunes to look at and there are great restaurants around the area if travelers are in a hungry state. There is also a really cool fisherman statue on one of the dunes. The statue is actually named Pier Kloeffe, who was a fisherman that after the first World War, decided to stay closer to home. From them on, he was always down at the dunes in fisherman’s gear trying to catch his weight in fish. It’s a nice little outing if people have the time to visit.

Pier Kloeffe

Address: Pierre Bortierplein 12, 8660 De Panne, Belgium

Website: Pier Kloeffe (in Dutch)

5. Mayaland

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Another fun day for the kids, Mayaland is a theme park with tons of rides and games to make any kid giddy with excitement. They have a section of the park that’s actually all indoor, so if it rains, it’s the perfect place to check out instead of staying in a hotel all day. If it’s not raining, all the shops and outdoor rides should be checked out too. The buildings are shaped like old fairytale buildings, some with tower like attachments and huge glass windows for guests to see inside of. It’s like a fairytale land with rides! The perfect way to spend an afternoon with kids.


Address: 8660 De Panne, Belgium

Website: Mayaland

6. Baldusbeach

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A nice beach located near De Panne, Baldusbeach is a popular place to visit when the sun is shining and the weather is hot. There are beach chairs for visitors to lay on and the kids can play in the sand if they don’t want to swim in the water. They have places for guests to change if they don’t want to change before they leave the hotel and there is even a snack bar for those that don’t want to lug around a cooler full of snacks and drinks that may or may not get consumed. The day will surely be a fun one when visiting Baldusbeach.


Address: Zeedijk - centrum st-idesbald Sint-Idesbald, Belgium

Website: Baldusbeach (in Dutch)

7. Super Splash

Posted by Plopsaland De Panne on Sunday, 28 May 2017

Super Splash is a specific ride that resides in the Plopsaland theme park. It’s a huge water ride that kids and adults alike will absolutely love. Guests sit in a boatlike roller coaster and slide down the tracks towards the water. Now for those who don’t love to get really soaked, you’ll be happy to know that it’s just a bit of a splash in the middle of the ride. There is a bridge above where the splash reaches though, where other guests like to stand to truly get wet. It’s a fun ride although the excitement only lasts for about five seconds once the boat actually goes down to hit the water. Be sure to check it out at Plopsaland.

Super Splash

Address: De Pannelaan 68, 8660 De Panne, Belgium

Website: Super Splash

8. TTO Noordzee

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The TTO Noordzee is a transportation service that resides in De Panne. But it’s also a museum of sorts, allowing guests to visit and step into the old trams that once went around town to take riders where they needed to go. There are some trams that are still running, and visitors can actually take a ride on said trams if they want to get a real experience of what it was like to ride one. The workers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the trains, so feel free to ask away after the trip has finished. Guests can enjoy a nice refreshing drink in the tram shed afterwards and watch the trams continue to work.

TTO Noordzee

Address: Loskaai 15, 8660 De Panne, Belgium

Website: TTO Noordzee

9. Flanders Fields

Poppies Field in Flanders
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Flanders Fields is more accurately a preserve that guests can visit if they are in need of a relaxing day in the shade. There are plenty of flowers and plants here that attract different insects for people to explore and enjoy. It’s a very peaceful area, perfect for relaxing and just spending time with family or friends.

Flanders Fields

Address: Schuilhavenlaan, 8660 De Panne, Belgium

Website: Flanders Fields (in Dutch)

10. Le Clapotis

Posted by Natacha Leroy on Sunday, 13 August 2017

Le Clapotis is a beach bar that sits right on the beach and serves some very relaxing drinks. Whether it’s a fruity cocktail or just an ice cold beer, Le Clapotis is surely the place to go for some relaxation and beautiful views on the beach. For a nice relaxing afternoon and some drinks, this is the perfect place to chill.

Le Clapotis

Address: ZeedijK 35, De Panne, 8660, Belgium

Keeping busy in De Panne

There are plenty of things to do in De Panne that will keep visitors of the area entertained. With museums, parks and beaches, there is no reason for boredom when traveling to the beautiful land of De Panne, Belgium.

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My name is Samantha Kern, and I have my Bachelor's Degree in English, which I'm using to pursue a career in writing. I've had a love of traveling since I was younger. My family would go to the...Read more

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