On a journey of discovery to historical sites? Download the TracesOfWar app directly on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Westfront Nieuwpoort

Westfront Nieuwpoort shows you the full story of the flooding of the Yser plain, which brought to a halt the German invasion for Nieuwpoort. A story about the power of the seawater and the smart management of locks and locks.

The perfect place to tell the story of the inundation is the King Albert-1 monument on the edge of the sluice complex "De Ganzepoot".

Under the monument, Nieuwpoort has set up a contemporary and interactive visitor center. A highlight of the visit is certainly the projection of the brought to life Iron Panorama, originally a painting 115 m long by 15 m high.

The lift takes you to the top of the King Albert I monument where you can enjoy the panorama over the coast and the polders of the Westhoek.

For current visiting hours, please contact the museum.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


  • Text: Jhonny Bastiaensen
  • Photos: Jhonny Bastiaensen
  • Westfront Nieuwpoort