Check out the beach where time stopped in the 1900s with this breathtaking walk through the Dumont quarter.
Wander the streets of the Dumont Quarter to see stylish cottages and villas. Built between the late 19th and early 20th century, this gem of architecture was designed and named after the famous architect Albert Dumont.
Together with his son, Alexis, Dumont designed grand villas that would sit atop of high dunes. One of these dunes, Kykhill, was once a popular destination for fishermen’s wives, who would climb to the top and be on the lookout for their husband’s boats. The word ‘kyk’ actually means ‘to look’ in the local dialect! This quarter was heavily inspired by the 1920s Art Deco craze.
Get those feet moving
The De Panne Tourism Office has two leaflets available, Architecture Guide and De Panne Walking Tour, that gives you all the info you need for a detailed walk around the quarter. Available in Dutch.
All seasons, best in Spring & Summer
Open; national COVID guidelines apply