About Nieuwpoort

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Nieuwpoort is our base in the Flanders region, situated on the coast with access to lovely sandy beaches. From Nieuwpoort, you can head south and visit the town of Leper (6hrs from Nieuwpoort) where many head to pay their respects to those who fell in the Great Wars. Or you can head east where famous and pretty Bruges can be reached in 6hrs, and lively Ghent a further 6hrs cruising from there.

What you get on the base






Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


Martinique - +32 (0) 582 404 08

Clarenhof - +32 (0) 582 248 00

Cosmopolite - +32 (0) 582 333 66


1.5km from the base there is a UNIC, a supermarket for all provisions (also fresh bread, meat and vegetables etc)

The town center of Nieuwpoort is approx 2km from the base and has several shops, restaurants and cafes etc. Details for the essential shops can be obtained by calling the base prior to arrival. 


Fishing is allowed. A Fishing Permit is required for fishing from your boat(not for under 16's) and can be purchased from the local post office. It costs around 50€.

Local market


Tourist Info

Nieuwpoort - Stad


Marktplein 7

8620 Nieuwpoort

tel. + 32 58 22 44 44

fax. + 32 58 22 44 28

[email protected]

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed


Le Boat, BVBA Connoisseur Belgium
Brugsevaart 48
B – 8620 Nieuwpoort


+32 (0) 582 366 23

Travel to Nieuwpoort

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.


Taxi Patrick (+32 (0) 475 717 946 | www.taxipatrick.com/v2/)

Taxi Pierre’ (+32 (0) 475 651 807)

Taxi Merlyn (+32 (0) 475 680 311)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:


  • Oostende Airport (OST) 40€
  • Lille Airport (LIL) 250€
  • Oostende Train station 50€
  • Veurne Train Station 35€

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them.  Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas


From France: Follow signs to Calais/Dunkerque – E40 direction Belgium/Brugge. Follow exit NR355 Nieuwpoort /Diksmuide direction Nieuwpoort N39. At first traffic lights, turn right, direction Nieuwpoort stad. At second traffic lights, drive straight on. At third traffic lights, turn right, direction Oostende. Follow the sign Binnenhaven up to traffic lights. Turn right, direction Lombardsijde/Westende N318 and turn right again after only 50m direction Oudenburg N358 (keeping monument of King Albert I at your right). About 200 meters further, cross the bridge and turn left, direction Oudenburg N358. Follow this road about 1 km and you will see the base at your left.


From Zeebrugge: Leave Zeebrugge direction Brugge (N31) up to the junction A10E40/A17. Take A10-E40 direction Oostende. Veurne up to the junction A18/A10. Take A18 direction of Veurne. Leave A18 at exit 5 (Gistel/Oostende Airport) and drive direction Oostende on the N33. After about 2 km take direction Nieuwpoort. You are on the N358 along the Canal Plassendale-Nieuwpoort. After about 10 km, you drive over the bridge above the Sint-Joris lock, and after 100 m, turn right to the base.


From Brussels: Following the E40 through Gent – Brugge. After Brugge at Jabbeke following the E40 direction – Veurne/Nieuwpoort. At the exit NR355 direction of Nieuwpoort/Diksmuide direction Nieuwpoort N39 – see above.

By train

Closest train station(s):

Oostende:16 km

Veurne: 10 km

By air

Closest airport(s):

Oostende: 16 km

Brussel-Zaventem: 125 km

Lille (France): 130 km

Arrival at Nieuwpoort

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, when you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. 

Upon arrival 

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and vacation as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

When you arrive our base staff will: 

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used. 
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details. 
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop. 
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.). 
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians. 

Your return 

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

Local info