Artistic spots in Koksijde - Oostduinkerke

Painters and writers have long known this: this is a fine place to relax. Climb the highest dune, gaze at the shrimp fishers on horseback and amass a collection of unforgettable holiday memories. A touch of art will be the finishing touch.

Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen

Ten Duinen Abbey Museum

In the Middle Ages, the silhouette of the Abbey of the Dunes dominated the landscape of Koksijde. A visit to the Abbey museum will offer you the chance to wander around the old walls and enjoy the natural delights that have surrounded this domain since time immemorial. Admire the unique collection of objects excavated on site by archaeologists, and find out all about the history of the abbey and the role played by its monks in the area. A pair of virtual reality glasses will take you back to 1490, an unshakeable experience!

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Gemeentehuis Koksijde

Koksijde Town Hall

The Town Hall of Koksijde houses not only houses various works of art, but the open, inviting building, with its immense glass structure, seems like an artwork in its own right. In the middle, the council chamber glistens as an enormous ellipsoid space on large steel legs.

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Paul Delvaux Museum

This museum is located in an old fishing cottage, the former holiday home belonging to Paul Delvaux, which has been extended underground. No daylight enters, which ensures the right atmosphere in which to preserve and admire the works of Delvaux. Step into an astonishing world.

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Really Shiny Things That Don’t Really Mean Anything, 2018

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Really Shiny Things That Don’t Really Mean Anything, 2018

This museum is located in an old fishing cottage, the former holiday home belonging to Paul Delvaux, which has been extended underground. No daylight enters, which ensures the right atmosphere in which to preserve and admire the works of Delvaux. Step into an astonishing world.

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Monologist, 2014 | Pain, 2018 | Sideways, 2018 | Market, 2018 | Comrade, 2018

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Monologist, 2014 | Pain, 2018 | Sideways, 2018 | Market, 2018 | Comrade, 2018

This work is a small part of 'Lexicon', an extensive series in the artist’s oeuvre. Each part of 'Lexicon' is a study whereby the artist Iman Issa creates a contemporary remake of an artwork of the 20th century.

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Koksijde-Oostduinkerke - Acqua Scivolo

From the Beaufort permanent sculpture park

Acqua scivolo

The French artist couple Anne and Patrick Poirier were inspired by the (remains of) the church of the Dunes Abbey and the museum. Their fascination with the past, ruins and historical and archaeological sites gave them the impetus. It is a remarkable work of art that is a must-see.

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Koksijde-Oostduinkerke - The Wanderer

From the Beaufort permanent sculpture park 

The Wanderer

In this work, The Wanderer, his mouth wide open, blows along with the wind and drinks the rain. A remarkable statue on the coastal landscape.

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The Heritage walk will take you along to discover more lovely spots in the seaside resort and treat you to a number of architectural gems.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk (Kerkplein)

This remarkable modern ‘cathedral of light’ was built between 1958 and 1965. A contemporary construction of steel, concrete and reinforced glass, with a ground plan in the shape of a cockle and a roof that resembles a dune. Perfectly integrated into the landscape, in other words.

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Casino Koksijde

Koksijde Casino

The casino is a bit of the odd one out in the casino on the Coast. You can of course go and place a bet, but it also offers plays, lectures, music and films all year round. 

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Navigo, National Fisheries Museum

Visit the NAVIGO National Fisheries Museum to get to know Flemish fisher families, heroic seafarers to Iceland and the horseback shrimp fishers. The rich museum collection combines heritage with art, crafts and the wonderful nature on the North Sea. You can see the ‘Visscherskoppen’ (Fishermen’s Heads) by Stephan Vanfleteren and take in other exhibitions.

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Cabin Art in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke

Art on the agenda!

  • Summer exhibition of the FRAC collection
    This is the third time that the Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde is collaborating with the FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France in Dunkerque. The director of FRAC, Keren Detton, is once again serving as curator.
    End of June until end of September 2018, Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde.
  • Cabin Art
    No fewer than 30 artists have lent their artistic talent to a beach cabin in this unique open-air exhibition, making for 30 very different models. The theme this year is the Abbey of the Dunes and the sea.
    From 19 May to 9 September 2018, on the seafront of Sint-Idesbald.
  • Tide-ings 04
    The sea as artist. An artistic initiative in which 15 artists exhibit their work on 15 tidal poles on the beach. The tide does the rest ….
    10 March to 30 November 2018, on the beach at Koksijde - Oostduinkerke.

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