“Discover Beaufort and the past, present, and future of Heist during a guided tour”

Heist, a district of Knokke-Heist, is a place that has undergone an impressive transformation over the years. What once started as a modest fishing village has now grown into a modern and progressive seaside resort. A walking tour through Heist offers you the opportunity to experience this evolution up close. From its fishing past to contemporary art, Heist has something for everyone.

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Heroes of Then and Now

Upon arrival in Heist, you will immediately notice the Heldentoren, an imposing building that dominates the skyline. This tower symbolizes contemporary architecture and the new face of Heist. However, Heist has more to offer than just modern buildings. A guide will take you on a journey through time, where you will learn about the rich history and cultural developments of this unique place.

A Fishing Village with Deep Roots

Heist began its existence as a modest fishing village. Fishing was the lifeblood of the community, and this heritage still lives on in the stories and traditions of the local population. During the walk, the guide will take you to the fishermen’s chapel, a charming and historical place that has stood the test of time. This chapel, located between high apartment buildings, is a surprising discovery and a tangible reminder of Heist’s past.

Public Art: Beaufort

Since this spring, Heist has been enriched with two new artworks thanks to the Beaufort art triennial. These artworks are not only visually impressive, but they also add a new dimension to Heist’s public space. As you stroll through the streets, the guide will tell you more about these artworks and their significance. They perfectly illustrate how art and architecture go hand in hand in modern Heist.

HEY Museum: A Window to the Past, Present, and Future

The tour begins and ends at the HEY Museum, a place where you can discover the past, present, and future of Knokke-Heist on your own. The museum offers an in-depth insight into the transformation of the region and shows how it has adapted to changing times. From the fishing history to the modern tourist attraction it is today, the HEY Museum is a must-see for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating place.

The Future of Heist

Heist does not stand still. The continuous developments and improvements in infrastructure and the cultural scene show that this place continues to reinvent itself. The balance between preserving historical heritage and embracing modernity makes Heist a dynamic and interesting destination. Future plans and projects promise even more excitement and growth for this district, making it a captivating place to visit and explore.

In Summary

A guided tour through Heist offers a unique opportunity to discover the rich history, modern architecture, and contemporary art of this seaside resort. From the iconic fishermen’s chapel to the new artworks of Beaufort and the impressive HEY Museum, Heist has a story to tell that is both fascinating and inspiring. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from outside, this walk allows you to see and appreciate the many facets of Heist.
With an eye on the past and a view to the future, Heist is a vivid example of how a community can develop and transform while staying true to its roots. Discover Heist during a guided tour and let yourself be carried away by the stories and the vibe of this unique place.


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Every Wednesday in July and August

Tourism Office Heist
Pannenstraat 138
8300 Knokke-Heist

03.07.2024 to 28.08.2024
14:00 to 16:00

Parking plan Knokke-Heist

Private Parking hotel St Pol:
Out of season: 12.50 euro / night stay.
Season: 12.50 euro / night stay.

Green zone
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2,30 per hour, € 12.50 / day
Free outside weekends and school holidays!

Orange zone:
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2.50/hour max. 4 hours.

To be paid all days.

Red zone:
From 11h to 19h max. 1 hour parking € 2,50/hour second hour is € 3,50/ hour. Max. 2 hours.
To be payed all days.

Do you park longer than the allowed time? Then you pay the retainer fee of €80 per day.

Underground parking :
Dumortierlaan Underneath the IJzerpark

Under the Verweeplein

Under the minigolf

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