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Provinciedomein Raversyde

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Address: Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 636, Ostend 8400, Belgium
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+32 59 70 22 85
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The Village that Disappeared

This lovely place is behind the Atlantic Wall in Ostend. They call it also Anno 1465. Why? Because this place used to be a medieval fishing village. Interestingly enough, no one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This lovely place is behind the Atlantic Wall in Ostend. They call it also Anno 1465. Why? Because this place used to be a medieval fishing village. Interestingly enough, no one knew that there used to be a fishing village here. How did it disappear? Quite simple. In 1394, Ostend was inundated due to heavy storms, this village we visited,... More 

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surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

When we eventually found it we were almost as confused inside as out. We knew nothing of a fishing village and only caught Prince Charles's house at the end as we saw people going in. Where 1914 ended and 1944 began we have no idea. For all its faults the tunnels, bunkers and guns are the best I have seen... More 

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Antwerp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Unlike other similar rebuild villages, this one is only three houses large. This being said, it is interesting with a good audioguide (included in the price). However, it might be of lesser interest if you're not that interested in the history of this part of Belgium.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I attended this place while on a ledger holiday and what a place you need to see the size of the to believe it it is huge and considering the bombing it took it is very well preserved. You are issued with an audio commentary player as you go around the site you find the coinciding numbers at each location... More 

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Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Tram stop nearby, so easy to get to. Lots of walking around the site. Directional arrows keep you on track. Audio in any language. The Atlantic Wall is amazingly preserved. The history is all around you in the dunes. Good to spend better part of the day.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The museum is in 3 parts: ATLANTIC WALL MUSEUM Very interesting and well presented exploration of a section of the German WW2 Atlantic wall that went from Norway to Spain. Great for children to get a small idea of how the soldiers lived. Lots of multi-lingual panels but you can also hire headsets. 1465 A small collection of reconstructed houses... More 

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Ichtegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

came here for the medieval weekend and that's nice. for the same price we could walk the atlantic wall: very interesting. long walk so be prepared. we could also visit the house of prince Charles of Belgium.

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SF, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Tram stops close by making it very convienent to visit. Those that are really into WWI & WWII history should not miss. All others will still find it interesting to walk through at a faster pace.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The Atlantikwall walk in Raversyde was a great surprise for our day on the Belgian coast - we couldn't quite figure out what the attraction actually was from the Flemish pamphlet on the coastal tram, but it looked interesting enough to try. It turned out to be one of the most interesting parts of the trip! Battlements, bunkers, and huge... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Use the local tramway and leave at the stop named ' Domein Raversijde '. Ask a local how to reach the open air museum. If you are interested in worldwar 1 & 2, this museum is a real must to do ! It takes 2 hours to make the visit and in the meanwhile you are walking in georgous nature....

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