Summer at the Zwin

Zwin Nature Park

During the summer holidays, the Zwin Nature Park’s huts will be open and offer visitors a wide range of activities.

Come and enjoy the fauna and flora of the Zwin Nature Park during the summer holidays! Several Zwin Guides are available on the cabin train and Zwin Plain.

Watch the breeding islands!

In the observation hut and at the observation wall, a Zwin guide is available to supply information about the birds that use the breeding islands to rest and feed.

You can use the telescopes to take a closer look at the birds on the island. If you need help, just ask the guide!

Guide present from 11:00 to 16:30



A closer look at freshwater creatures

Observe tiny pond life close up in the lab hut. Ever seen a dragonfly larva or water flea in detail?

Guide present from 10:30 to 16:00


The art and science of ringing

Would you like to know why ringing is so important and find out how bird ringers work?

You can watch a film about bird ringing as of July, and in August you can even take a hands-on part in ringing.

As of 1 August, the ringers will be present almost every day from 10:00 to 12:00.

The art and science of ringing

De Zwinplain - the tidal area

The Zwin guide will tell you all about this unique tidal area and life in the mudflats and salt marshes.

Guide present from 12:00 to 17:30


A unique saltwater lab

Do you know why the birds love the tidal area so much? For its extensive menu, of course!

Shrimps, crabs, worms, mussels... all kinds of goodies birds simply can't get enough of and that you can see up close at the saltwater lab.

The saltwater lab is open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Satudray and Sunday afternoons from 12:30 to 17:00


Children’s activities

Young visitors can also explore the Zwin at their own pace!

Origami - uil

Making origami owls

From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - in the foyer 1st floor visitor center

Verhaal boshut

Come and listen to a fascinating story in the forest hut!

from 14:00 to 16:45

Schatten van vlieg

Children aged 6-12 can take part each day in the Fly’s Treasure Hunt.

This year, the theme is ‘Taste’. There are 6 elf houses hidden in the park. Can you link the elves with their favorite eatable Zwin plant?

This treasure hunt is jointly organised with the municipality of Knokke-Heist.


WhenThe summer trail programme is available every day from 29 June through 1 September
  • €12 online up to the day of your visit - €14 at the cash desk
  • €6 for children aged 6-17
  • Children under 6 - free of charge

The summer trail is included in the price of a standard ticket.

TicketsPurchase a standard entrance ticket
Select your preferred date from 29 June through 1 September.

Want to get even more out of your Zwin visit?

  1. Fancy exploring more of the Zwin? Combine your visit to the Zwin Nature Park with a visit to the exhibition 'The Wildlife Photographer of the Year' or a guided walk.

Begeleide wandelingen

Tijdens de zomervakantie zijn er heel wat georganiseerde wandelingen. 

Van gezinswandelingen tot specifieke themawandelingen of gewoon een weekendwandeling? Alles kan! 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Combine your Zwin visit with this fantastic exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

A visit to the exhibition is included in your standard ticket. On view from June 29 at the Zwin Nature Park.

See all info about the exhibition here

Guided walks

During the summer vacations there are a lot of guided walks.

From family walks to specific themed walks or just a weekend walk? Everything is possible!

Check out the available walks here