Destination guide

From rolling dunes to bustling beaches, De Haan is de-lovely

Set on the North Sea in north Belgium, De Haan is a cozy seaside village known for its sprawling beaches and rugged sandy dunes. When you book De Haan vacation rentals, you'll soon discover you're never far from a host of adventures, both on sea and land. Set sail for the high seas on a chartered boat ride or spend your days in town, as you stroll across the bustling promenade dotted with restaurants and shops. The region also features numerous family-friendly attractions, from museums to parks full of recreational activities.

Things to do

From Romans to rattlesnakes, good times are on tap

If you book De Haan vacation rentals with a history buff, you'll soon discover that there's much for them to enjoy in the area. You can start the day by walking the hallowed grounds of the 13th-century St. Clemens Church, before making the 20-minute drive to the Roman Archaeological Museum, which highlights ancient Roman artifacts excavated in the region. Kids will enjoy attractions such as De Sierk, a circus-themed playground where kids can play on unicycles, trapeze swings, and tightropes; and Serpentarium, a complex that houses scorpions, pythons, boas, and rattlesnakes.

Activities

Life in De Haan is just a day at the beach

If you're in search of a leisurely afternoon, spend the day on the beach picnicking, building sandcastles, or collecting seashells. You can also rent chairs for a day of sunbathing. The beachside promenade, dotted with restaurants, shops, and galleries, is ideal for strolling. If you prefer something a bit more active, take a horseback ride down the coast, hike along the town's iconic sand dunes, or set out on a boat for a deep-sea fishing excursion. Make time to visit La Potiniere, a large park with gardens, playgrounds, a miniature golf course, tennis courts, and live music in the summer.

Weather

Wet, warm, and every climate in between in a year's time

If it's winter, that means it's time to bundle up as daytime highs linger in the 40s and lows dip below freezing. Very little snow falls, however, and when it does, it rarely sticks to the ground. Things start to warm up in the spring as highs climb into the mid-60s. Summer is the area's hottest season as the mercury reaches the low 80s. If you're booking a De Haan vacation rental in the fall, you should know it's the wettest season, with each month seeing around 3 inches of rain. Autumn temperatures average a comfortable 55 to 65 degrees.

Natural features

Traveling across winding wetlands and De Haan's dunes

The dark blue waters of the far-reaching North Sea sit along De Haan's pristine coast. Beneath the sea's surface, cod, sole, and mackerel tempt fishermen. De Haan's most famous landmarks on land are its massive sand dunes and high grass-covered hills that dot the city's shoreline. Scores of canals snake their way through the water-soaked countryside, giving way to small rivers, ponds, creeks, streams, and lakes. Further inland, as the wetlands and marshes dry out, you'll find a pastoral landscape where rural farms and sweeping meadows are filled with horses and Galloway cows.

How to get there

Transportation to and around De Haan

Fly into Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around De Haan?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 478 vacation rentals near De Haan. From 127 Houses to 313 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near De Haan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to De Haan?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in De Haan:

  • Wenduine: 47 vacation rentals
  • Bruges: 155 vacation rentals
  • Sint-Gillis: 56 vacation rentals
  • Duinbergen: 32 vacation rentals
  • Westende: 40 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to De Haan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in De Haan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Statue of Einstein: 740 vacation rentals
  • RIO Cinema: 743 vacation rentals
  • The Potiniere: 742 vacation rentals
  • Royal Ostend Golf Club: 758 vacation rentals
  • Knokke-Heist Beach: 578 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around De Haan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in De Haan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 127 Houses in De Haan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in De Haan include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 313 rentals available
  • Villas: 22 rentals available
  • Studios: 317 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in De Haan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation rentals with pool available in De Haan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.