Hotel Helios is in a prime location on the North Sea coast and is the ideal starting point for a wealth of tourist attractions and activities. Here our top 10 to help you make the most of your stay in Blankenberge.
With over 75 years of rich history, the ‘Belgium Pier’ has become part of the national heritage. The Pier extends 350 metres into the North Sea and affords beautiful views of the Blankenberge seafront.
The Belle Epoque centre
Three belle-époque villas, dating from 1894, have been restored and remodelled into a visitor centre. Here, you can step back in time to the carefree and festive atmosphere of the Belle Epoque. The exhibition is extremely child-friendly and ideal for family visits.
Sea Life Center
Discover the deepest secrets of the underworld in the Sea Life Centre. Take an amazing journey of discovery around more than 50 aquariums with sharks, piranhas, seahorses, etc., from our seas and oceans. Visit the seal clinic and marvel at the penguins, playful otters and enormous sea lions.
Belle Epoque Centre
In the Belle Epoque Centre, you get to know the idyllic period in the 19th and early 20th century: the belle époque. Its heyday, between 1870 and 1914, was a period in which the European middle classes enjoyed remarkable prosperity.
Blankenberge at the time developed as a significant spa town with large building projects underway to cater for the expected increase in tourism.
The Serpentarium takes you on an amazing journey through a jungle full of spiders, lizards, snakes and frogs. You can even come face to face with one of the most dangerous venomous snakes. Discover the fascinating world of reptiles in an exotic setting.
Children have lots of fun in Blankenberge. There are so many great things to experience: minigolf, bowling, kidkarting, riding on crazy bicycles, playing in one of the children’s playgrounds on the beach, … all this and so much more in Blankenberge!
The Beach and the Seawall
Enjoy a beautiful sunset, sunbathe on the beach or take a ride on a go-cart along the seafront. The beach and the sea offer enjoyment for everyone.
Blankenberge is the ideal starting point for a bike ride. There are attractive and peaceful cycle routes along the coast and through the polders to suit young and old.
Between Blankenberge and Zuienkerke lies an open polder landscape of more than 1400 hectares. The area is one of the last remaining open spaces along the Flemish coast and is a prime example of how the coastal polders used to look. The Uitkerkse Polder provides an ideal habitat throughout the year for a large number of bird species.
An evening at the casino is always a fabulous experience. If you enjoy a flutter then the games room is the place to be, at the heart of the Casino. Not to be missed is the beautiful wall decoration in the Savery Room. And the restaurant and bar are also guaranteed to offer you a thoroughly enjoyable night out.