Fascinating excursions in the neighbourhood

A strong asset of the spacy holiday home is the numerous recreational possibilities in the hinterland of the Flemish West coast (only 10 km away). The house is an excellent point of departure for numerous bicycle trips or walks. Distances and difficulty levels of the trip are of course to be determined by the participants. Renting a bike can be arranged, please let us know in time. The French border is only 7 km away from our house and presents a lot of opportunities for those who would like something different. The open and free landscape, with a completely different life style astonishes you immediately. This part of France once belonged to Flanders and for those who are willing to listen and look closely the narrow link with the inhabitants of Flanders becomes very clear. 

Furthermore culture fanatics will find what they are looking for. You can visit a number of interesting museums and in the Mout- & Brouwhuis De Snoek you can literally taste the brewery’s past. This very nice museum with adjacent café is situated in Fortem which is a small hamlet of Alveringem. In Izenberge, another community of Alveringem, the Heemkundig museum Bachten de Kupe invites you in. It gives a complete view on the old crafts in their own surroundings which will definitely fascinate you. Some old buildings or workshops will strongly appeal to your imagination and are silent witnesses of a people’s rich past.

The Westhoek is the place to be, full of small but handsome historical towns. Veurne, Ieper, Diksmuide and Lo are linked to WW I (1914-'18) and to their own famous past. Some very modern museums and art galleries can guarantee a great variation during your stay at The Smishoek. 

De North Sea with its magnificent beaches and dunes in De Panne, Koksijde, Oostduinkerke and Nieuwpoort can offer you a refreshing change during the hot summer days. The entertainment park Plopsaland in Adinkerke is one of the biggest attractions for the children. The atmosphere on the sea bank along the coast and the numerous establishments are top of the bill! The real food lovers can find unique restaurants all over. Info, flyers, bicycle and walking tour descriptions are available at the house.

A fascinating, all round and creative holiday in Alveringem (Hoogstade) with its typical polderlandscape will disappoint no one. Everything on the village of Alveringem is available on www.alveringem.be.