De Drie Wijsneuzen Van De Panne, Harald Thys & Jos de Gruyter
De Drie Wijsneuzen van De Panne rise high above the coastline, withstanding the elements. With a plinth as identical bodies and faces, the monolithic sculptures of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys are part of a tradition of heroic-realistic monuments, such as the New York Statue of Liberty, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer or the Colossus of Rhodes. Originally serving as a guide or beacon for ships, the statues on the coast act as angel guardians of navigators and symbolic protectors of the port or the coastal city. Over time, they have become a tourist attraction. These "neuzen" (noses) respectively point to England, France and the interior of Belgium, their eyes fixed on infinity.
De Panne Route planner
- Cycle node 76
- Tram stop De Panne Golfstraat (130 m)
Discover the work of art via the West Coast cycle route