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“The beach, hot spot par excellence”


In 2017, Flanders chose its favourite archive footage by participating in the Image Capsule. Leading up to Heritage Day on April 22 - this year’s subject being electing - we’re sharing five selected clips from the Image Capsule 2117. This reportage from the VRT archive captures the nostalgia surrounding a day trip to the Belgian coast perfectly.

During the first sunny spring weekends, the announcements of traffic jams to the coast don’t come as a surprise. We’ve been queuing for decades to conquer our spot on the North Sea beach, for a lovely day of sunbathing, eating ice cream and shivering in the seawater. After we’ve parked the car, of course. In the sixties, this issue was simply overcome by turning a claimed piece of beach into a parking spot. Staggering, but a joy to watch.

The Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization (VRT) is the public broadcaster of the Flemish community and has been delivering news to Flemish living rooms for years. Do you feel like leaving your living room for once? Discover everything there is to experience in your neighbourhood on Sunday, April 22 on the website of Heritage Day.

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