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Nieuwpoort

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Monuments · Landmarks · Nightlife
Nieuwpoort is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Nieuwpoort proper and the towns of Ramskapelle and Sint-Joris. On January 1, 2008, Nieuwpoort had a total population of 11,062. The total area is 31.00 km² which gives a population density of 350 inhabitants per km². The current mayor of Nieuwpoort is Rolland Crabbe In Nieuwpoort, the Yser flows into the North Sea. It is also the home of a statue created by Jan Fabre called Searching for Utopia.HistoryIt obtained city rights in 1163 from Count Philip of Flanders.The Battle of Nieuwpoort, between the Dutch and the Spanish, happened here in 1600. The city was a Dunkirker base.Painter Victor Boucquet made two of the altar-pieces for the great church in the 17th century.The city was occupied by French forces for six years between 1757 and 1763, as part of the conditions of the Second Treaty of Versailles between France and Austria.
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Popular things to do in Nieuwpoort

King Albert I Memorial
Monument
King Albert I Memorial
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Duration: 1h 30 min
The Ganzepoot Locks
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The Ganzepoot Locks
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Westfront Nieuwpoort ©
Monument
Westfront Nieuwpoort
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Bommenvrij ©
Monument
Bommenvrij
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Duration: 30 minutes

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Menin Gate Memorial ©
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Menin Gate Memorial Ieper (Ypres)
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery Zonnebeke
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Duration: 1h 30 min
PlopsaLand De Panne ©
Theme Park
PlopsaLand De Panne De Panne
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Duration: 1h 30 min
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
Military Museum
In Flanders Fields Museum Ieper (Ypres)
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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