Gemeente Toerisme Damme

The Lost Ports of the Zwin

The successful cycle route along the lost ports of the Zwin lets you see never-before-seen images of the vanished medieval ports Sluis, Monnikerede, Hoeke, Damme and Bruges via virtual reality viewers. Those who peer through a viewer virtually enter the bustling medieval port towns from the current landscape. You stand in the middle of them and can look around 360°.

Route information

  • distance: 60, 44 of 31 km
  • relief: flat
  • subsoil: -
  • shape: loop-shaped, one-way
  • signposting: the cycle route is signposted with individual rectangular signs. 
  • Starting point: Visit Damme (Jacob van Maerlantstraat 3, Damme)


A handy and free map of the route is available from Visit Damme. You can also download a pdf a gpx file of the route here.

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