Middelkerke is located next to Mariakerke - Ostend. Within walking distance of Het Appartement and De Loft. What to do in Middelkerke?
Middelkerke with sea view
Ostend, where we rent out our Apartment and Loft on the Zeedijk, is right in the middle of the Belgian coastline. Middelkerke is situated to the west as the first municipality next to Ostend. The municipality of over 19.000 residents is known by many from the casino on the sea front. But those who drive or walk to it now will not find it. The old casino has been demolished. Mayor Jean-Marie Dedecker announced that the new, planned glass casino will not be built anyway. We are so happy for all the people who now have a fantastic sea view. Whoever wants to play on slot machines, or wants to take their chances in a game of blackjack or on the roulette, can go to the Grand Casino on the Westendelaan.
If we go for a walk in Middelkerke we always start by the sea. Or what did you think? There is little better than an elongated beach walk! But there is more: - The heritage walk. More than 100 rivets indicate a four-kilometer route. Follow them and discover the Villa les Zéphyrs and the many witnesses to the mundane past of the coastal municipality. - The Warandeduinen. This calcareous dune area is one of the most beautiful areas of the Middle Coast. Thousands of orchids are in bloom in June. The steel Warandetoren offers you a unique view of Middelkerke and Westende, the vast polders and of course the sea. - The Sculpture Park on the border between sea and land lets you experience modern and tangible art. It is one of the culture hotspots of the coast. Be sure to put your ear to the giant 'listening system'.
Comic municipality by the sea
Middelkerke is the cartoon town on the Belgian coast. On the seawall and elsewhere in the municipalities you will find statues and murals of all your comic heroes: Jommeke, Suske and Wiske, Urbanus, Lucky Luke, FC De Kampioenen,… comic festival middelkerke attracts thousands of visitors every summer. Who knows, you might meet your comic heroes in person. Practice a selfie on the selfie couch with aunt Sidonia. Sit next to the aunt with the world famous yellow crest and laugh!
Numerous events ensure entertainment during your holiday by the sea. Click here for the Middelkerke events calendar. Treasure hunt through geocaching. Take your GPS receiver, smartphone or tablet and choose one of a nice geocache in Middelkerke via Geocaching.com.
Jommeke cycle route takes you and your children to the locations of the comic book Missie Middelkerke. Excitement and adventure is assured when searching for the 11 hidden letters.
Relocation to Middelkerke
Middelkerke is the coastal municipality next to Ostend. A beautiful beach walk of 6,5 km, for a large part along an undeveloped coastline. Of course you can also do the texttake the coastal tram. The nearest 'Oostende Northlaan' stop is just a 10 minute walk from our Apartment with sea view. In high season there is a tram every 5, 10 or 15 minutes. In the low season every half hour. There are a number of car parks in and around Middelkerke. Paying day parking and four free parking spaces. You can park your car for free indefinitely on: - Parking Normandlaan - Parking Graveyard - Parking Klein Kasteelstraat - Parking Ijzerlaan