C-Hotels Continental is located in the centre of De Panne, 50 metres from the sea and close to great restaurants with incredible food and cool shops. It is the perfect base for visiting the town, going on beach walks or dining at one of your culinary discoveries. Please find attached a list of our favourite activities for your stay in De Panne.
The Beaufort Art Triennial has grown into a top event and the largest open-air exhibition in the country. 20 artists create 20 works of art spread over all coastal municipalities.
From 27 May to 7 November 2021, the triennial for contemporary art will descend on the sea for the seventh time.
Visitor centre Duinpanne
At the Provincial Visitor Center Duinpanne you can discover the beauty of the region and its natural environment. Let yourself be surprised by the unique dune, coastal and marine life both inside and outside.
Hotel Continental was built in 1904 by the famous architect Albert Dumont. He is the founder of the well-known Dumont district, a jewel of architectural heritage that was created at the end of the 19th century. Since 1995, the Dumont district has been protected as a cityscape and forms a beautiful counterpart to the more commercial section of De Panne.
Enjoy the stunning sunsets, sunbathe on the beach in fine weather or cycle on a go-cart along the promenade. The beach and the sea offer something for everyone. On top of that is the beach of De Panne the widest beach of Belgium.
Land sailing is a spectacular form of sailing for those who love wind, speed and adventure. No burring of engines, no exhaust gasses, only the sound of wheels rolling on the sand and wind whistling in the tight sails. De Panne is the ideal location for land sailing because of the wide beach.
Combine a day at the sea with a nice shopping day. The renewed Zeelaan in De Panne has a wide range of nice shops, and something for everyone. From clothing stores to stores with nice gifts and souvenirs.
The Oosthoek dunes
The Oosthoek dunes form an 80 acre dune and woodland area where dry dune grasslands and moss dunes set the tone. Be surprised by the beautiful interludes of the songbirds and the beautiful flora. Children can run around to their heart’s content in one of the play areas! Along the picturesque “Artiestenpad” you will discover the beautiful “Duinzoom Oosthoek”. This is one of the few preserved dune-polder transitions.
Plopsaland De Panne
Enjoy a joyful day with your family in the biggest theme park in Flanders. The smallest guests can meet their favorite Studio 100-characters. In the meanwhile, the rest of the family can defy the fast rollercoasters. Fun for young and old!
Right next to Plopsaland De Panne, you can enjoy a refreshing dive in one of the many pools of Plopsaqua. Let your favorite Studio 100-characters take you on a magical adventure with breathtaking attractions such as the wonderful Wild River and the overwhelming Storm Bath. Not yet convinced? Try one of the six impressive slides.
The forest of Calmeyn was planted in the beginning of the 20th century, for economic reasons. It is now a lovely forest of 66 acres for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. This dune forest, situated at a short distance from the Flemish coast, houses a diverse range of fauna and flora. For those who want to combine sea and forest, this is an ideal destination!