Host City: Blankenberge
Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Blankenberge proper and the settlement of Uitkerke.
Like most other Flemish coastal towns, a main characteristic of this one is that it is a national and to a certain extent international seaside resort.
Apart from the sandy beach, there’s a structure unique along the Belgian coast: a 350-m long pier, constructed in 1933.
Blankenberge railway station was opened in 1863. Trains operated by NMBS run towards Brussels, and the “Kusttram” run by “De Lijn” (public transport) runs along the Belgian coast of the North Sea.
Blankenberge is located 15 kilometers from the historical city of Bruges. This historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North.
Playing area: O’Neill Beachclub Blankenberge
At the end of the Blankenberge Boulevard, you can find the O’Neill Beachclub. A nice Beach house is the place to be for beach sports in Blankenberge: You can surf, kite, sup… and after then have a nice drink.
But it’s not only water sports over there. The O’Neill beachclub is also host of a lot of other beach sports: beach handball, beach rugby, beach volley… and of course also beach korfball. The O’Neill Beachclub was part of the Belgian (Optix) Beach Korfball Tour for the last 4 years as a main partner and location.