Walking

The beautiful 9-km sea dyke is a place to enjoy yourself and to unwind.
The walk from Heist to Het Zoute is a great two-hour stroll. Don’t be scared off – whether you’re going there or back, at some stage you’ll always have the wind behind you.

 

Social Media Routes: Instagram Route (8km)
The seaside resort has created three walking and cycling routes, each based on a different social media platform. The Instagram route is an 8 km walk for influencers who are looking for hidden gems to share on their Instagram feed or in stories. Simply enjoy the numerous magnificent views, buildings and streets in the area and take photos to create memories or share with family and friends. Download the brochure here

Poetry walk by Maud Vanhauwaert
Word artist Maud Vanhauwaert dreams away at the art sculptures in Knokke-Heist. She wrote five custom-made poems, full of 'Zeezucht'. Or is it just one after all? Because every last line of verse is passed around like a relay baton to start the next poem. The project 'Zeezucht' invites you for a poetic walk, along unique works of art, at a breath of the sea. In short: a heartwarming walking tip.
You can read the complete poetry texts in the flyer (in Dutch). This is physically available at the Library of Knokke-Heist and at the Tourist Office in Knokke (Zeedijk 660). 

BeeOdiversity walk (6.2km)
A walk via Zegemeer, through Park 58 and around De Cloedt's Put (= Lakeside Paradise). This bee-walking route deviates from the city centre and leads you along natural places. You can find the route here.

You can also buy various walking maps (in Dutch) at Toerisme Knokke-Heist and in the webshop.

Zwin hiking route (12 km)
The Zwin hiking route introduces you to the beautiful countryside from the Zwin dunes to the Hazegraspolder.

Zwin Walking Network
The Zwin Walking Network introduces you to the spacious region around the Het Zwin nature reserve.

Duinbergen heritage walk (3 km)
This walk shows the enthusiast Duinbergen's most charming corners: a maximum preserved dune relief, winding roads, detached villas with limited construction height, planted in green gardens.

Zeebrugge heritage walk (2,5 km)
This walk focuses on Zeebrugge's unique place in the Flemish fishing history and on the fate of the port during the First World War.

Walking route Damse Vaart (12 km)
The Damse Vaart walking route introduces you to the vast polder landscape between Damme and Oostkerke.

Coastal walk
The Coastal Walk allows you to enjoy dunes and polders, the sea and the beach. It is by far the most complete coastal walking network. The route spans the entire Flemish coastline between De Panne and Knokke-Heist. You will find this route with nodes on a handy map. 

West Coast walking network
Enjoy the peace and beauty of the West Coast and the Franco-Flemish dunes. The network opens up the beach, dunes, woods and polders and takes you to bustling seaside resorts, charming villages and a historic town. A healthy mix of nature and culture by the sea. 

Boundless walking in West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen
West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen combines the Burgundian lifestyle of Flanders with the wilfulness of Zeeland. You will find a lot of conviviality in the small towns that are dotted around the region. But you will also find peace and quiet, a beautiful cultural-historical landscape, wide beaches and silence. This diverse area is full of surprises and beautiful landscapes just waiting to be discovered with this walking map.

You can find more walks on the routeyou website.
We wish you a lot of walking pleasure.