The sand sculpture festival Middelkerke 2023 will be fabulous!

The Sand Sculpture Festival Middelkerke will be an event for young and old with the most famous fairy tales, but also some gems that you may have forgotten. More than twenty fairy tales and characters arise from the sand: Puss in Boots, the Little Mermaid, Tom Thumb, Snow White, a big fire-breathing dragon and so much more! It will be a real fairytale world that will also be inhabited by real wizards, princes and princesses and where you can take a seat in the sand theater, where a special story will unfold.

Sand Sculpture Festival Middelkerke runs from July 1 to September 10.

  • 50%* discount on your train journey
  • Children under the age of 12 travel for free (max. 4 children per paying traveller)
  • Round trip on the same day
  • On  weekdays, the outward journey is possible from 9h00 am.
  • More info about the Discovery Ticket
More information:
Address: Middelkerke Beach (accessible by tram from Ostend/Knokke/De Panne station - stop De Greefplein - not included in the Discovery Ticket)

Buy your Discovery Ticket in an instant

  1. Buy your e-ticket at
  2. Look for the Discovery Ticket code on your Sand Sculpture Festival e-ticket: it is a 16 character code.
  3. Order your Discovery Ticket directly from this page.
  4. Show the pdf of your Discovery Ticket on your smartphone or show a printed version when the train conductor passes by on the train.
  5. Enjoy your journey!

Frequently asked questions

Each owner of an e-ticket for the festival will receive a code for the purchase of 1 Discovery Ticket, which allows him or her to travel by train to Ostende/Knokke/De Panne station for half the price.
The SNCB discount code is valid for the day of your excursion. Return on the same day.
Yeah, you can.
The Discovery Ticket discount code (16 characters) can be found on the e-ticket issued by the cashier at
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about the Discovery Ticket.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1,3709, per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1,7822 (less than 37km) or € 1,9193 (37km - 51km) or € 2,1112 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2,50 in 2nd and € 3,30 in 1st class.

Where can I buy it?