De Haan, Belgium

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De Haan
De Haan Panorama R01.jpg
Flag of De Haan
Coat of arms of De Haan
Location of De Haan
De Haan is located in Belgium
De Haan
De Haan
Location in Belgium
Location of De Haan in West Flanders
De Haan West-Flanders Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51.267°N 3.033°E / 51.267; 3.033Coordinates: 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51.267°N 3.033°E / 51.267; 3.033
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
 • MayorWilfried Vandaele (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesOpen VLD & N-VA, Vooruit!
 • Total46.14 km2 (17.81 sq mi)
 • Total12,635
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Postal codes
8420, 8421
Area codes059 - 050
Poster "« Le Coq-sur-Mer » by Henri Cassiers (1898)

De Haan (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈɦaːn]; French: Le Coq, French pronunciation: ​[lə kɔk]; West Flemish: D'n Oane; literally The Rooster) is a place and a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of De Haan proper, Wenduine, Klemskerke, Vlissegem and Harendijk. On January 1, 2020 De Haan had a total population of 12,700. The total area is 46.14 km² (26.2 Miles) which gives a population density of 275.26 inhabitants per km².

The coastal village of De Haan proper has maintained a low skyline so its many buildings in Belle Époque style are still prominently visible.

The town has an 18-hole golf course situated in its dunes, founded by King Leopold II in 1903. Today, it is the only links course in the country.[citation needed]

Its most famous resident was Albert Einstein, who lived in the villa "Savoyarde" for six months in 1933 after leaving Nazi Germany.

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Women's volleyball club Volley De Haan plays at the highest level of the Belgian league pyramid.


All of the below are operated by De Lijn


De Haan has 10 stations on The Coast Tram.


The municipality is served by bus lines 31, 35 and 46.


  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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