St-idesbald has been the artist resort par excellence on the Belgian coast for decades.
Countless renowned artists have settled here over the years and have permanently left their mark on it. If you want to know more about them, you can visit the many smaller art galleries, workshops and temporary exhibitions.
Sint-Idesbald is also the home of painter Paul Delvaux. The Delvaux museum is definitely worth a visit and is within walking distance of the apartment.
More info: www.delvauxmuseum.com
Other museums nearby:
Abbey Museum Ten Duinen 1138 (www.tenduinen.be)
Ten Bogaerde Arts Center
The Krekelhof (www.museumkrekelhof.be)
The Vanneuville House
Museum Taf Wallet
In addition, discover some architectural gems of our patrimony through a wealth of heritage walks and bike rides: from the first fishermen’s cottages to fairytale cottages, modernism and art deco to contemporary architecture.
Where in the world do you find horseback riding shrimp fishermen?
Indeed, in Oostduinkerke, here is this type of fishing is a lively tradition that is cherished. Pay a visit to the National Fishery Museum (www.visserijmuseum.be) or take part in one of the shrimp events.
‘The Great War’ (1914-1918) …
… left its mark on the West Coast and in the Westhoek: there are hundreds of memorials, military cemeteries with soldiers of different nationalities, monuments, war sites, bunkers, etc.
Want to know more? Then visit the Peace Museum in the Yser Tower and the interactive Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres. In Ypres every day at 8 pm the Last Post is blown under the Menin Gate.