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Blankenburg (Blankenberge) has more to offer than nice beaches. Everybody will enjoy a walk through the busy shopping streets of the centre of the city. In earlier times the town was nothing more than a small fishermen village at the coast, the picturesque harbour at the west end of the resort is now used by yachts rather than fishing boats. Because of its rather strategic position, the little village was often plundered and destroyed. Another problem was that the sea sometimes proved to be not only a source of income, but also a source of destruction through flooding. It was in the 19th century that the small town became one of the first Belgian seaside-resorts visited by tourists. Around 1850 the first (but not the last) hotels were constructed.
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Blankenberge has its own Beer; Blond Kokketeute (‘kokketeute’ is Blankenberg dialect for 'pretty girl') and Brown Kokketeute