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  • 1. Down on the Beach

    It's not exactly the French Riviera, but the beach in Oostende is a wide and sandy place that on a sunny day, could be quite enjoyable. However, this is the North Sea, so you can expect cold water and...

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  • 2. Fish Market

    Night and day the 'VISSERSKAAI' is a wonderful place to walk and let your eyes feast on what is going on there.......and believe me there is a lot to be seen. Strolling around can be so very...

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  • 3. Harbour / Docks

    Ostend is 'The City on the Sea'. It became popular just before the 1900's and a lot of the architecture reflects this. Ostend has literally everything - its own beaches, a world famous casino and...

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  • 4. St Petrus & Paulus Church

    when you arrive in oostende you can see the twin towers of this impressive church. this neogothical church was built in 1904-1905. the use of sandstone sets it apart from other churches in the...

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  • 5. City Tours

    ride the KUSTTRAM all along the coast.......a joy to do, time and again...... The person that sells the tickets can tell you everything about the many possibilities and there are many!! This is a...

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  • 6. Mercator

    At the occasion of "Oostende voor Anker" many fans of sailing and "flipping" meet each other.A highlight is definately visiting "The Mercator" - Flag ship of the Belgian Marines This three-master...

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  • 7. Statues / Monuments

    On the Vissersplein (Fisherman's square), you see 'De Eeuwige Toeschouwer' (The Eternal Spectator) and are from the hand of the sculptor Bernhart Vandenberghe. The statue unveiled for public on 24...

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  • 8. Leopold Park

    In Leopold Park, you can admire this beautiful flower clock. It’s flowerbed have a diameter of 9 meters and the big brass pointer (4 meters) covered with gold foil weight 90 kg, the small pointer (3...

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  • 9. Albert I Promenade

    THE PROMENADE : In Ostende, the promenade, named after King Albert I, is the sunniest part. It would be a sin to leave Ostende without taking a walk on the traffic-free promenade. Our late King...

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  • 10. Left Luggage At The Railway Station

    If just visiting for the day, by whatever means of transport, if you need somewhere to leave your luggage the main railway station has a set of lockers. If I...

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  • 11. Finding Your Way Around

    Oostende is quite a compact town with its centre being almost a penisula bordered by the sea and its docks. It is emminently walkable and the streets are laid...

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  • 12. History of Ostend

    Ostend was the result of three villages merging, the eastern village of the island of Testerep (which became incorporated into the mainland), the western...

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  • 13. Not the place for historians

    Oostende has a more urban, modern feel that most of the other towns I visited in Belgium. It obviously has a lot of oversized apartment buildings and offices...

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  • 14. Trip to the Du Pont Paint Factory

    This was about 1991.We sailed from Hull to Zeebruger.This was a VIP trip to Mechelen. I have been in the car trade from leaving school in 1962 mainly with car...

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  • 15. My first trip to Europe 1967

    Oostende was my first trip abroad. we sailed from dover to Oostende. I think it was in July.This town as a very good beach with plenty of sov shops a harbour...

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  • 16. Cheers

    After sampling the local lager type beers, we decided to try Rodenbach, a dark looking beer. Its quite delicious, a cross between mild and bitter but not as...

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  • 17. 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...

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  • 18. French fries.

    I recomend that everybody that visits Oostende tastes the "french" fries which actually are Belgian. My fondest memory of Oostende was probably the beach. Its...

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  • 19. OOSTENDE

    Ostend is an important city in Belgium with around 90.000 inhabitants, which started life as a a small village built on the island of Testerep, situated between...

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  • 20. If you are one of the unhappy...

    If you are one of the unhappy few that really wants to get rid of his/her money because it is aching and itching so much in your pocket, then you can go to the...

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  • 21. We met on the beautiful square...

    We met on the beautiful square in front of the station. The statue was beautiful, but I still prefere that little lady in red '-)The travelogues

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  • 22. SHOPPING IN OSTENDE

    In addition to the Kappellestraat, Adolf Buylstraat, Witte Nonnestraat (which are all traffic-free) there is the Alfons Pieterslaan and the Torhoutsesteenweg,...

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  • 23. The carnival:-)

    Me and my friends at The carnival.Ostend is the carnival city par excellence of the Belgian coast. Each year carnival is celebrated around a different theme...

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  • 24. Music

    This is the place where you'll have the chance of listening to pleasant music from the loudspeakers as you walk up and down the main street.

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  • 25. Theater aan Zee

    Every summer there a theaterfestival; a lot of the activities are free. There are some largerscale activities on the beach, and in the parks there is animation...

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