Albert I Monument
A majestic memorial in honor of King Albert I and the Belgian troops during World War I. This monument is not only a symbol of national pride and remembrance but also offers a unique view of the surroundings.
What to Expect at the Albert I Monument?
- Historical Significance: The monument honors King Albert I, known for his leadership and courage during World War I, and the Belgian soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Yser.
- Architectural Grandeur: Admire the impressive architecture of the monument, designed by Julien De Ridder in 1938. It is built in a circular structure with a diameter of 30 meters, supported by ten columns.
- Panoramic View: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Yser Plain and the North Sea from the walkway on the monument's ring beam.
- Location and Design: Located at the sluice complex "de Ganzepoot," just outside the old city center, the monument is an architectural highlight. The cross-shaped terrace and the bricks from the Yser Plain enhance its historical significance.
- Educational Elements: The monument provides educational panels and exhibitions that offer insight into the historical context and the impact of World War I on Belgium.
An Emotional and Educational Experience at the Albert I Monument
The Albert I Monument offers a poignant and educational experience that allows visitors to reflect on a crucial piece of Belgian and European history.
Visit the Albert I Monument in Nieuwpoort for a day of reflection and education.
Furthermore Albert I Monument is near the following sights: Seastar (±1,0 km), Jachthaven VVW Nieuwpoort (±1,1 km), Kinderboerderij De Lenspolder (±1,1 km), Lighthouse Nieuwpoort (±2,8 km) & Miniature Golf Sunparks Oostduinkerke (±2,9 km).