This town on the river IJzer has existed since the early Middle Ages and has amassed a tumultuous existence over the centuries.
Best known in the history books is probably the Battle of Nieuwpoort in 1600, in the fights between the Republic of the Netherlands and the Spanish occupiers.
Nowadays, the town is divided into the part around the harbour with its many charming restaurants and cafés and Nieuwpoort-Bad where many Belgians come to enjoy the beach.