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Het Zwin

Graaf Leon Lippensdreef 8, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you want to be near the sea and enjoy the nature do not miss this nature park. The reserve for coastal animals can be discovered by foot or by bike and is magnificent

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Kontich, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

quiet and beautifull landscape. Very close to the hotel "du soleil" and perfect as the start of a bicycle trip to f expl. Sluis in Holland

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited Het Zwin at countless occasions. As living in Knokke it is at our doorstep. It is rare to find such a nice piece of nature so close to human habitation. It is a perfect place to watch birds. But it is also a great place to walk and come to rest. In summertime it can be rather crowded.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

... will never mean a piece of land never touched by humans - you won't have a thing like that in this part of the world. But the authorities did an excellent in re-creating woodlands, meadows and a dune landscape where you had a military airport a few decades ago. The very heart of Het Zwin close to the Dutch... More

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Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We've been here a few times, and if you're there for a coffee, i advise the house coffee (coffee t zwin) as it's really good value for it's price. We've had a light menu here and it was all very tasty - don't expect haute cuisine and you can have a really nice small lunch here.

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Ghent, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The parc itself is not that great, but you get to visit the creek and the beach giving an unique oportunity to see some wading birds such as the avocet, godwit, storks and herons.

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Belgium
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141 reviews 141 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I went to Het Zwin last weekend (16 August 2013) but it is still closed and under renovation. It used to be a nice place but indeed needed some renovation. Unfortunately it is still closed. However, the neighbourhood is lovely for biking so that's what we did with the whole family.

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It is not because I live here, that I have to praise it, but the Zwin is a wonderful piece of nature between Knokke (Belgium) and Sluis/Cadzand (The Netherlands). All sorts of birds nest here or make a stop during migration. They are reorganise it at the moment, but it will be more ecologically friendly afterwards. You have walking paths... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed to be told by the Tourist Information in Sluis that the nature reserve Het Zwin is still under renovation. It would be re-opened on August 18th. However there is plenty to do in the area. Lovely walks along the clean beaches. A visit to the Mill in Retranchement perhaps, or a 5 km walk along the ramparts... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great spot for a good walk along the beach or to swim if you are brave enough to endure the chill of the north sea.

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