The sculpture of a blue floating water faucet built by the municipal water company. The Zwina ha coastal nature reserve.
Miss Belgian beauty is Belgian beauty pageant held in Knokke-Heist. The construction of the Leopold Canal in made the closing of the Zwin and its transformation in a natural reservation possible.
This large salt-water marsh area is also a protected bird sanctuary.
The end of the century was marked by internal rebellions against Maximilian of Austria and strategic flooding of the polders. A butterfly garden Vlindertuin was established near Moeder Siska, the coffeehouse that makes clover-shaped waffles which dates from The strength of this agricultural rebirth and of the cattle trade allowed the local farmers to weather future economic crises relatively well.
There are many sculptures in Knokke-Heist located on the beach and on the wave breakers.
The local population tried to remain neutral as it was politically tied to Flanders, then allied to France, but economically dependent on wool from England. After the Battle of FleurusBruges, Knokke and the neighboring municipalities were included in the department of the Lys. During the Hundred Years' War that followed shortly after, several battles were fought between France and England for supremacy of the area including the Battle of Sluys in June Scharpoorta concert hall "De groetende mannen", translated to "two big men", a sculpture by Joep van Lieshout of two large orange men shaking hands The sculpture of Alfred Verwee located in front of the town hall The sculpture located on the beach of Knokke-Heist.
Knokke-Heist host a carnaval every year at the end of February. New parishes were founded and the early settlement of Sint-Anna-ter-Muiden, later made part of Westkapelle, obtained city rights in The Wars of Religion of the late 16th century brought renewed floods and devastation, but the economy managed to come back to life after the Peace of Westphalia with the cultivation of rapeseed and potatoes.
The Zwin Triathlon at the end of September. The pink fountain located at the tourism center. The strategic importance of the Zwin harbour was recognized induring the war between Count Guy of Dampierre and the French King Philip the Fair.
The sculpture of a rabbit located at the end of the boardwalk. The development of Knokke and Heist as tourist destinations followed soon after.
VZW Casino Cycling Team Knokke
Middle Ages[ edit ] Chapel of the fishermen in Heist Originally, the marshy Zwin area was mostly settled by shepherds and fishermen. This was also the time when the Zwin started silting and when apple orchards were planted to supplement the local economy.
With the encouragement of the Counts of Flandersseveral dikes were built between the 11th and the 13th century and the land successfully dewateredgiving rise to agriculture and further sheep breeding. Events, sports and culture[ edit ] Knokke-Heist is home to more than 40 art galleries.
The reign of Charles V in the following century saw peace coming back to the region. Both closed in