10 Things to Do in Knokke That You Shouldn't Miss

November 9, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Discover the best top things to do in Knokke, Belgium including Historic Centre of Brugge, Flanders Battlefield Tours, Saut en Parachute Merville, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lange Max Museum, Musee La Piscine, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, For Freedom Museum, Villa Cavrois.
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1. Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges 8000, Belgium +32 473 75 37 45
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5 based on 14 reviews

Historic Centre of Brugge

The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great example of a medieval historic settlement, even while it has evolved over the years.

Reviewed By PedroOrso - San Diego, California

We spend 2 days and a night at Brugge what an amazing place. I would say there are two Bruges the best me during the day full of tours filled with tourists and the second if you spend the night more relax an peaceful.

2. Flanders Battlefield Tours

Slachthuisstraat 58, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium +32 57 36 04 60
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5 based on 877 reviews

Flanders Battlefield Tours

Reviewed By karenc23 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

On meeting Jacques we instantly knew we were in for a great tour..,he made us feel at ease instantly...His depth of knowledge on the area and how passionate he is blew us away...we visited so many sites..we booked the The Grand Tour which included The North Salient visiting Tyne cot cemetary and lots of other interesting sites..and the The extended tour which was the south salient..we learned so much from him over the both days..we really could imagine how bad the conditions were for those poor soldiers and the local people ...Jacques described everything to us in such great detail and with such great respect ..we feel so honoured to have been on these tours with him..if we are in the area again we wouldn’t hesitate to contact Jacques and Genevra to guide us round ...I have to add too Genevra kept me updated all the time with any questions I had before the trip and the booking process was very straightforward.
.Thank you both for making our stay in Ypres so memorable...something we will never forget .

3. Saut en Parachute Merville

Z.I. Les Petits Pacault | Aerodrome, Merville, France
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5 based on 319 reviews

Saut en Parachute Merville

Reviewed By Clairefontai

Super, moniteur gentil et attentionné (qui plaisante et s’interesse à vous)! On se sent en sécurité.

4. Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium +32 51 77 04 41
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Tyne Cot Cemetery

It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.

Reviewed By Kerrie A - Bruny Island, Australia

What a brilliant experience , this such a moving place, you can’t believe the moon scape that was once there after all the fighting..they do a wonderful job keeping all the cemetery’s in such great order, it’s a must do and reflect on how lucky we are.

5. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium +32 57 22 36 36
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Reviewed By FiShep - London, United Kingdom

One of a very many immaculate Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries in the region, this one stands out for its visitors centre. Lijssenthoek was the site for a number of Casualty Clearing Stations and military hospitals; the visitors centre offers an excellent narrative of medical support and how casualties were evacuated. We spent a good 40 minutes here before we got out into the cemetery! Those buried here form the 3% of casualties that were recovered back to here, and then did not survive. The other 97% did - now there's a statistic worth thinking on when you see the vastness of the cemetery.

6. Lange Max Museum

Clevenstraat 2, Koekelare 8680, Belgium +32 475 58 50 51
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Lange Max Museum

The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline. The farmyard is the centre of this curtural and touristic location. A long lane takes you from the farmyard to the remains of the artillerie platform of the former German cannon 'Lange Max'. In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk. The German occupation of Koekelare gets full attention. A unique exhibition tells you all about the organisation behind the frontline. The production of army goods ran at full speed in Koekelare. The little bakehouse still contains traces of the German presence and is redesignated as a multi-media room. You can relax on a cosy Terrace enjoying a 'Kanonbier' or homemade pancakes.

Reviewed By AmarilisVos - Jabbeke, Belgium

We visited this museum on September 21st. In front of the museum is a free parking lot. There is an entrance fee with or without audio guide. When we visited there was a temporary exhibit about the consequences of the flooding (inundation) by the Belgian Army for the Germans during the Great War. Be aware that till the end of November you will not be able to visit the artillery platform where the Long Max stood.
There are 2 parts in this museum: one about the daily life of the inhabitants of Koekelare and the German occupier, and the other one about the Long Max, a big gun.

7. Musee La Piscine

23 rue de l Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France +33 3 20 69 23 72
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Musee La Piscine

Reviewed By TwerpAdviser - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

Easily reached by metro from Lille (get a day pass for 5 Euro) this converted swimming pool has so much character and full of interesting things to see and do. Very children friendly and good cafe / restaurant within. Loved the playing of recordings of children screaming and playing in a swimming pool every quarter of the hour to add authenticity!

8. Blockhaus d'Eperlecques

Rue des Sarts, 62910 Eperlecques, France +33 3 21 88 44 22
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Blockhaus d'Eperlecques

Reviewed By David B - Manchester, United Kingdom

This is a wonderful construction, the Germans used forced labour to create it and Barnse Wallace destroyed it.
It was designed for the V1 and V2 rockets and lots did get fired from here but we stopped it.
Its been re-built and its now wheel chair friendly. (I have an electric wheelchair and it took 2 hrs)
Its awesome in its scale and awesome in its original job.
A brilliant afternoon

9. For Freedom Museum

Ramskapellestraat 91 - 93, Knokke-Heist 8301, Belgium +32 50 68 71 30
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For Freedom Museum

About us The For Freedom Museum shows the bleak times of the Second World War in a dazzling, realistic way. No single inhabitant of the Zwin region and western Zeeland Flanders was spared hardship and repression between 1940 and 1944. This black period in our history forms the main theme of the museum. The collection The museum houses three impressive collections. Patrick Tierssoone and Freddy Jones, two old school friends with a passion for history, make available their unique collections of original vehicles and uniforms. The Belgian Aviation History Association (Bahaat), a recognised association of aviation archaeologists, is the third partner with an imposing exhibition of excavated aircraft remains.

Reviewed By bdc0765 - Orlando, Florida

What a great find. We were driving nearby and saw a beautiful windmill and decided to get a closer look. Right across the street was the museum and it looked interesting. We went in and paid the 8 euros and was asked to wait for...MoreWe truly thank you for your appreciation. As the museum has no financial support we depend on your comment. You are a real support to us.

10. Villa Cavrois

60 avenue du President Kennedy, 59170 Croix, France +33 3 28 32 36 10
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4.5 based on 519 reviews

Villa Cavrois

An architectural manifesto, Villa Cavrois, the work of architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a figure of the modernist school, was designed and built in Croix between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from the Nord department, and his family. Listed as a historical monument in 1990 thanks to citizen mobilisation, and acquired by the State in 2001, the huge restoration project implemented in 2003 by the DRAC Nord-Pas-de Calais and then taken over by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in 2008 will be completed in 2015.

Reviewed By ParisWanderlust - Paris

A feast for the eyes. Beautifully restored art deco home. Excellent guide on Ipad that helps you relive its rich history. Unfortunately not much furniture on display but all very well and tastefully done. Between this and the nearby Piscine in Roubaix, any architecture fan should make their way.

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