Oostende Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Oostende

  • 1. Down on the Beach

    When a grain of sand enters an oyster shell, the oyster covers it with nacre, a substance the oyster also uses to coat the inside of its shell. Layer upon layer of nacre is deposited on the grain of...

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  • 2. Museums

    For those with an interest in Second World War history one of the best preserved sections of Hitler's coastal defence, the Atlantik Wall, is to be found just outside Oostende. This was a series of...

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  • 3. Mercator

    MERCATOR MARINE. You cannot miss it arriving at Ostend. The Mercator Yacht Harbour,the three masted sailing ship 'Mercator',it also contains many yachts. It is nice to take a walk among the pride of...

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  • 4. Statues / Monuments

    Napoleon built this fort as defence against a possible invasion from the English. A British invasion never came and the fort was completed only upon the fall of Napoleon During worldwar I and II this...

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  • 5. St Petrus & Paulus Church

    Since the church looms above the cityscape when you exit the train station, you can't really call the Saint Peter and Paul Church "off the beaten path", and yet somehow it is. It's easy to disregard...

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  • 6. Paul Delvaux museum

    OK it's not in Ostende but a short tram or raod trip to St Idesbald. Follow the signs from the tram stop.First noticed the work of this artist in the cafe on...

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  • 7. Stene Dorp

    When you visit Oostende I think "Stene Dorp" is something you HAVE to see. Why? Because it´s so authentic and so different then the rest of the city!Stene Dorp...

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  • 8. 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,...

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  • 9. Boat and Tram

    From the beginning of spring till end of summer, you can take the tram to Nieuwpoort (some 15 km away) and then board the boat 'The Seastar' for the trip back...

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  • 10. Cook Shrimps

    In summertime, it's possible to go to sea on a boat with a real fisherman to catch shrimps and to learn to cook them.What tastes better than your own catch?As...

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  • 11. Catch your own fish !!!

    Catch your very own shrimp at sea. You can, on the Crangon, a fully traditionally equipped shrimp trawler. The technique used to catch the shrimp is board...

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  • 12. SeaSens

    SeaSens takes you on a discovery journey... The place to be is the IMKE C, a beautifully restored freight ship which has its permanent basis in Ostend. You can...

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  • 13. Bredene

    Bredene is known for two things: it is the main camping city of the Belgian coast and it has also the only nudist beach of whole Belgium.Another thing about it...

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  • 14. EUROPA BUILDING.This building...

    EUROPA BUILDING.This building (100m high)is the highest along the European coast.On the 43th floor there is a café,which offers you next to a drink or a snack a...

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  • 15. Ostend/Zandvoorde

    For business reasons i visited Zandvoorde, near Ostend and located at the industrial zone. A non touristic area - but this locomotive took my attention - my...

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  • 16. More Little Jewels

    I have no idea what this is, but I like the dichotomy of the tower and the pavilion. If you recognize these buildings, please let me know. :-)

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  • 17. NAPOLEON FORTRESS.

    The building of this fortress started in 1810.The fortress was constructed under the orders by Napoleon.Certainly worth a visit.

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  • 18. Stene at the edge of Ostend,...

    Stene at the edge of Ostend, is a picturesque village. There are many restaurants here. Stene is known for its annual horse-blessing, its windmill, the...

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