Nothing says vacation like hopping in the car and heading to the coast. Knokke-Heist has some lovely beaches close by, so grab a good book (and a kite if the wind’s blowing) and set off to one of these beautiful options:
Nieuwvliet Beach (7 miles away).
Zoutelande Beach (14 miles away).
Westkapelle Beach (14 miles away).
If you’re eager to get out and rub shoulders with new people, participating in an event at Casino Kursaal is a great idea. You’ll find it 18 miles from Knokke-Heist, so have a look through the calendar of events and see what appeals.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re planning an amazing road trip around Knokke-Heist, a comfortable SUV could be a good choice. If you’d like the best possible deal and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is hard to beat. All you have to do is choose what’s going to be the best fit, pack up the car, and hit the highway.
You’ll need to keep right when driving in Knokke-Heist. On top of that, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you’re familiar with how the locals drive, you can relax and start enjoying the scenery!
In Knokke-Heist, the maximum default speed limit is generally 120km/h. (30km/h is the minimum.) When approaching built-up areas, bear in mind that unless signed otherwise, 50km/h is the limit.
One of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. On the other hand, it may pass on your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued directly to you.
By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.
As in many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while cruising in your car around Knokke-Heist. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Knokke-Heist is 0.05%. If you’re planning on partying, leave the car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
No. In Knokke-Heist, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.