Oostende, also called the...
Oostende, also called the “Queen of the Belgium Seaside Resort” offer four beaches; Oosterstrand (Eastern beach), Klein Strand (Small Beach), Groot Strand (Great Beach) or also called Westerstrand (Western Beach), Mariakerkestrand (Mariakerke Beach) and Raversijdestrand (Raversijde Beach). At the beginning of the 9th century was Oostende an unimportant fishing town. Later it became a very important fishing port and nowadays it is one of the most tourist spots on the Belgium coast.
ABRIS, PLACES WHERE TO HOP ON / OFF.....
These 'abri's', places where you can get on and off you will find all along the way.........
Once more: the tram drives along the coast / beach for some 100 km.!
A very enjoyable tour!
Most of the time you will be driven along the sea.....
Good Beer guide to Belgium.
As the title suggests, a rundown on most of the beers brewed in Belgium, and some good places to try them. A great help when confronted by a beer menu with up to 300 different beers!
It's by Tim Webb and published by CAMRA in the UK.
Need to relax ??
Go to Villa Aqua, it's a new sauna-centre in Oostende, it's located just outside the centre but is easily reached by bus.
It's clean, has different sauna's, beautycentre, swimming pool, bistro,...
And it is cheap, only 18euro from 11h till 23h !!!! so you always pay for 12hours.
There also is an english version of the site.
THE CASINO-KURSAAL OOSTENDE
THE CASINO where, if you are lucky, you can treble your holiday money!!!!!!!!!
for lucky people only!!!! (my idea!!)
There ios a unique beginner's formula for those who enjoy a bit of a gamble but dislike the idea of simply walking into a casino. One of the Casino members of staff introduces you to the principles of the 2 most popular casino games: roulette & blackjack.
You can start playing once you have mastered the basic rules. For this you receive 6 beginners' chips.
This tells the croupiers and your fellow players that you could do with a bit of EXTRA HELP.
But won't worry: you will soon be an accomplished player.
NOTE: also inquire about the combination formula RESTAURANT + CASINO.......
Give it a go.....and enjoy
OPEN: daily from 3PM onwards....
Telephone: office: 059/70 51 11
Telephone: shows: 039/70 76 18