If your trip to De Haan is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Make the short drive out of the neighborhood’s center and spend some time exploring Statue of Einstein and RIO Cinema. Once you’ve marked them off your list, head in the direction of Royal Ostend Golf Club.
If you’re after some fascinating places nearby, head 1 mile from De Haan to Vlissegem. Whether you go for the day or just an afternoon, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
If you’re traveling to De Haan with the young ones, a fun day by the sea is a wonderful way to keep them engaged. Fill the trunk with some bats and beach balls, and take a road trip to one of these wonderful coastal stretches:
Knokke-Heist Beach (12 miles away).
Middelkerke Beach (12 miles away).
Located 6 miles from De Haan, Casino Kursaal is a great place to go for a conference. After an exhausting day of mingling and getting to know new people, you’ll be able to hop behind the wheel of your rental car and drive out to a nearby restaurant or go for a relaxing cruise around the area.
The wide, open road is calling, and De Haan is a great base to kick-start your Ostend adventure. Located 6 miles from the heart of the city, the first thing you’ll need is the key to one of our superb rental vehicles. A full-size car will bring you around Ostend in total comfort — or perhaps you want to get off the beaten track and explore hidden gems with a robust four-wheel drive. For city commuting, we’d recommend renting a compact ride. They might not be as roomy, but they’ll be a dream when it comes to maneuvering into those narrow car spaces.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a great range of both economy and high-end rental vehicles in De Haan. What you go with is largely dependent on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-size sedan? Otherwise, if you just need a set of wheels to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, maybe go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
Motoring around De Haan involves more than just knowing how to step on the gas pedal. Learn about the traffic rules and discover this buzzing city with ease:
In De Haan, you’ll have to keep to the right-hand side. When traveling someplace new, it’s wise to book an automatic car. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
With Bruges having a smaller population of roughly 116,700, traffic isn’t a massive problem in neighborhoods like De Haan. As with most places, the roads are busier as people go to and from work. Try to avoid those times for a hassle-free ride.
You’ll discover loads of places to leave the car in De Haan. Even in the heart of the action, there’s often a spot just where you need it.
The speed limits in the neighborhood of De Haan are comparable to the rest of Bruges, ranging from 30km/h to 120km/h. To ensure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians, a default speed limit of 50km/h applies to residential zones.
More often than not, your rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Bruges. That being said, this rule may differ for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while driving in De Haan. But be sure to remain focused on the road.
In De Haan, it is against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks over dinner, it’d be wise to leave the rental car behind.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In De Haan, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.