Printable maps of Blankenberge
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Blankenberge
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Blankenberge with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Blankenberge area
This Blankenberge map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Blankenberge and surroundings
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Belgium
Christmas night in Belgium is special. When nature fades away, the things which are peculiar signs of the rebirth of life begin to have special meaning. In this regard, it is customary to bring into the house evergreens or representatives of the flora, which come to life in winter. On Christmas, they like to tell legends. In order to scare them away, people fumigate their houses with juniper smoke as well as pass in processions with burning torches or candles all the way around the house. The Belgians also blow a special horn. On the next day of the holiday, it is customary to attend theaters and concerts and to spend the evening in a restaurant with relatives and friends. A lot of tourists come to Belgium to witness the February carnival in the city of Binche. On the first day, costume marches are held in massive numbers to the city. The next day, round dances are seen in the town square, and fireworks are displayed. The third day is usually the most interesting. Celebrants wearing national clothes and wax masks walk through the city streets and throw oranges at passersby. According to the beliefs of the Belgians, if a person catches this fruit, he will be lucky.