Oostende (E)

The Crystal Ship
The Crystal Ship

Ostend: the ‘City by the Sea’

Over five and a half miles of sandy beaches invite you to delightful sunbathing and a refreshing dip in the North Sea. After frolicking in the sun, take a walk down the promenade where you will find many shops, bars and restaurants.

Ostend is a cosmopolitan city with a harbour, yacht-basin, airport and over 50 hotels. Visitors will be amazed by all there is to see and do. All year round, many activities take place.

Many places of interest can be visited, e.g.

  • Historical Folkmuseum De Plate
  • House and museum James Ensor
  • Memorial Prince Karl
  • Atlanticwall
  • Museum and Natural Parc Walraversijde
  • Fort Napoleon
  • Japanese Garden
  • Three-masted training ship „the Mercator (now: museum)
  • Museum for Modern Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Amandine, the last Iceland trailer of Ostend
  • The Tower of Saint Peter
  • The (neo gothic) church of Saint Peter and Paul with the grave tomb of the first Belgian queen.
  • The Arts Project „Crystal Ship“ (60 huge wall paintings in and around Ostend )

Some highlights are: Oostende at Anchor, Theatre by the Sea, Sparkling Mondays, Magic Lights in the Park, the Christmas Market with huge ice-skating ramp and Carnival week-end.

One of Ostend’s main, and maybe lesser known, trump cards is the gastronomy. What better place to sample the sea’s delicacies than on the seaside. There are many restaurants, ranging from exclusive hot spots to cosy bistros, so there is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

There is also plenty to keep you amused later on in the evening such as pubs, clubs and cinema complexes. 

For more information, please look at: www.visitoostende.be