Gemeente Tourism Diksmuide

Zannekin walking route

The village of Lampernisse is very charming, has almost 200 inhabitants and is also known as the quietest village in the Westhoek. The 'fat meadows' of Lampernisse have traditionally enjoyed a reputation as the best lands of 'Bachten de Kupe', which is the area west of the Yser. Nicolaas Zannekin was a Bruges countryman who was the leader of the 'Kerels van Vlaanderen' between 1323 and 1328.

The Lampernisse basin is also home to many birds, whose habitat elsewhere is increasingly restricted. This landscape was protected in 1993 and also inspired the Antwerp writer Clem Schouwenaars (1932-1993). He lived and worked in Lampernisse and wrote a novel and poetry§ about the village.

Starting point: Church square on Zannekinstraat in Lampernisse. Distance: 6.5 km.

You can also climb the church tower and enjoy a spectacular view. 


Dienst Toerisme

Grote Markt 68600Diksmuide
051 79 30 50

The walking map is available in English in the Tourist Office for €4.
This route is signposted.

View the walking route online on the Tourism Westhoek website.

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