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Getting There -- Ostend has the nearest rail station on the direct line from Brussels via Ghent and Bruges to the coast. A station just south of the town, at Adinkerke-De Panne, is served by trains from Bruges and Ypres. De Panne is the southern terminus of the coast tram line that extends north to Knokke-Heist. By car, take the N34 coast road from any of the coastal resorts; from Bruges, Ghent, and Brussels, take E40 to Veurne and then go north a short distance on N8.

Visitor Information -- Toerisme De Panne is at Zeelaan 21, 8660 De Panne (tel. 058/42-18-18; fax 058/42-16-17; www.depanne.be).

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