In the wake of Einstein

Besides the beach, forest, and dunes, the seaside resort of De Haan also has a villa district that still exudes the grandeur of the Belle Époque.

Here, you won't find towering buildings, but rather picturesque cottage-style villas along winding lanes. It's a beloved spot for many artists, writers, and scholars, including Albert Einstein, who stayed here for six months in 1933.

The hiking guide "In the Footsteps of Einstein" tells the story of this seaside resort and takes you to about 18 locations in the protected villa district called "De Concessie."

The youngest ones can have fun along the route on the playboat on the beach or on the playground equipment in Park La Potinière.

Take a seat next to the world-famous physicist on the bench and take a fun selfie.

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