Oostend's harbor is very scenic. You don't need anywhere special to go. Just walk around and take it all in. Stop and watch the ships come and go.
Iachthaven, to give it it's real name. The old three mast sailing vessel "Mercator" is moored here, trips around it are possible.
Many other boats here too, several are for sale if you can afford it!
Being a place on the coast, it's no wonder that Oostende is packed with boats or yachts. Makes you want to just hop on and sail away!
Sometimes there is a lot of activity here.When the fishing boats return to the harbour.It is also possible to buy fresh fish here.
In the center of Oostende you can visit the yacht harbour.Especially in summer there is happening a lot.
The Mercator Yacht Harbour not only houses this three masted sailing ship 'Mercator', but it also contains many wonderful yachts.
It's nice to walk along the Mercator Marine and enjoy the many yachts and, of course, the sailing ship 'Mercator.
Have a walk along the marina and watch all those lovely sailing ships and start dreaming of sailing away with one of them!