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    7 July-11 July: Fuzee 2009 Theatre-Fire-spectacle

    by Innovator Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Free outdoor spectacle with theatre - fire - music that goes around the seaside promenade.

    For the exact time (starts normally around 21h30 in the evening) you can inform at our touristic service (over casino) cause the Fuzee site is not updated yet :
    http://www.toerisme-oostende.be/modules/eventsdetail.phtml?id=1396&pageid=

    Fuzee site (2008 version)
    http://fuzee.wieni.be/

    A lunar boat is drifting on the seafront. Its mysterious crew explores this new land. Wherever its eye comes to rest on, the city livens up and transforms itself. Bathing in an atmosphere of dreams, humor and poetry, the Aquarêves vessel transports crew and spectators, drifting around in a current of fantastic parties. Strange stiltwalkers and musicians tow their ship to the place where the spectacle will take place. The evening end with a big firework.

    An incredible powerful connection happens when the fire and the Japanese Taiko drumming come together. Wadakyo is only professional Taiko drumming group in Europe. Together with Gloryfire they reach the hearts of the audience and excite them through fire.

    THU 21/08 (21u30-22u30) Théâter Atrappe parade
    Start: Leopoldpark Final: Wapenplein
    ‘Parade’ was specially devised for FUZEE!’08 by Théâtre Attrape from Brussels and includes a mix of circus, theatre, dance and pyrotechnics. Thus spectacle is concluded with a peculiar but above all amazing scene at Wapenplein, a mix of fireworks and a new application of helium-filled balloons

    FRI 22/08 (22u00-22u50) Theatro Do Mar Daimonion
    Wapenplein
    A show with theatre, acrobats, dance, music and videotechniques.
    Based on the myth and tragedy of Faust (in particular Goethe’s literary work) and the human aspiration to eternal life. In this staging, directed by Julieta Aurora Santos, Mephistopheles and a spirit are Faust’s alter-egos. The conflict is based essentially on this duality in relation with body limitations, soul’s amplitude, temptations, search for the Truth, choices and consequences of consummate attitudes.

    SA 23/08 (22u00-22u50) Théâtre Atrappe Babel
    Klein Strand
    This opera and light spectacle has already been staged in Oostende. The production was ended some years ago but has been resumed at the request of, inter alia, Toerisme Oostende vzw.
    On top of a 15m high construction based on the tower of Babel, opera singers and percussionists take care of the musical support of a fire spectacle.
    The fireworks were especially designed for the music and the music in turn reinforces the magic of the fireworks. Actors and a large screen furthermore ensure that this show comes to life completely

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    19-25 August 2009 : Filmfestival Oostende (yearly)

    by Innovator Updated May 24, 2009

    Yearly, in the biggest cinema of our coast : Kinepolis Oostende.

    Once more we offer an extensive program of films, TV-series, games and music-related footage.� The central theme of the Film Festival of Oostende still is film in the 21st century, with attention being paid to new media and new technologies, such as digital cinema.

    The Film Festival of Oostende is centred around 5 major themes : previews, Pop&Rock, The Master Selection: Tom Barman, TV series and XL gaming.

    The section Programme gives you a detailed overview of the different showings and events.� You will find everything you need to know about the Film Festival in the section FAQ. Journalists and professionals can consult the Press corner.

    The Film Festival of Oostende was made possible with the support of our numerous sponsors and partners.

    See website below for more info.

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    Riding the Kustram

    by cheryl123 Written Nov 16, 2008

    Buy a 3 day ticket - not expensive. Get on and off as and when you like. The flyer tells you all about every town along the stop. We visited sandsculptures, markets, shops, and walked and walked and walked in the sunshine along promenades, streets, parks, town farms etc.

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    Sinterklasstreffen

    by Kettleman Written Feb 25, 2003

    Annually on the first weekend in December to coincide with St Nicks Day, the local motorcycle club organises a massive rally based at the Velodrome.

    On the Saturday, upto 2000 bikers and their friends meet St Nick himself off a fishing boat. Accompanied by his helper, Piet, St Nick travels around the town and environs in a motorcycle sidecar distributing sweets (candy!) as he goes. The streets ae lined with well wishers.

    The club also collects toys for local childrens homes from the participants.

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    • Cycling

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    All The Fun Of The Fair

    by johngayton Updated Dec 1, 2013

    During the last week of October and the beginning of November Oostende's city centre becomes a colourful and bustling fairground. This is timed to coincide with Halloween and usually runs from the Saturday before until the Sunday after. All four of the main squares are taken over with a variety of rides, stalls, games, a haunted house and much more.

    This is a very family-orientated event with things to do for children of all ages, including a couple of strategically-located mobile bars, and attracts visitors from all over this corner of Europe. The atmosphere is bright and buzzy and the stallholders and ride operators enter into the spirit of things too, giving their pitches a Halloween theme.

    For a few more pics see the Travelogue on this PAGE>>

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    • Festivals
    • Family Travel
    • Beer Tasting

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    Thermae Palace Hotel.

    by patrikske Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    Next to the statue of King Leopold II rises the 'Thermae Palace Hotel', which was always the most prestigious hotel in Oostende.

    THERMAE PALACE HOTEL

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    Watch the sunrise

    by chicabonita Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    After a great night out in Leuven and when we stepped out the last pub we decided to go to Oostende for a walk at the beach.

    We came right on time to enjoy a wonderful sunrise!

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    • Beaches
    • Budget Travel

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    Stene Dorp

    by patrikske Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    OOSTENDE-STENE DORP.
    A picturesque village, known for its annual horse-blessing, its windmill, and other activities. The picture shows the ST.ANNA church.

    Stene Dorp

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    Pleintje

    by patrikske Updated Jul 19, 2003

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    A nice painted facade from a pub in Ostend.
    Don't forget Ostend is situated in Belgium, and this country is a beer paradise.
    Cheers !
    LOCATION : 't Pleintje.

    Pleintje

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    11 Feb - 13 Feb Weekend : Romance in Ostend

    by Innovator Written Mar 5, 2005

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    Just before Valentine our city has a special theme for Valentin lovers. Visit Ostend this period and you will see what happens...

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    Stedelijk Zwembad

    by patrikske Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    Het Stedelijk Zwembad - Ostend swimming pool ( 50m x 20m, saltwater, indoors, 28°C (82°F). On the picture you see the outdoor poor and the Thermae Palace Hotel.

    OSTEND SWIMMING POOL

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    Walk the Pier.

    by alectrevor Written Sep 14, 2014

    Built of wood, Ostend pier is a great place to fish from or go for a walk along, no commerce kiosks.

    Ostend wooden pier. Low tide at the pier.

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    WWII fortifications

    by bonio Written Oct 1, 2008

    Just out of town on the way to Middelkerke there are several old guns and defensive installations. Put there by the Germans in WWII presumably to defend the harbour and coast.
    An interesting visit.

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    MUSEUMS AND MORE INTERESTING PLACES....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 24, 2004

    This is a surprise TIP: not one but 4 TIPS at the time!

    You just have to enlarge the picture and there they are: the ADDRESSES and whatever you need to know!

    Curious? Just click.

    MUSEUM INFO

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    NEXT SURPRISE TIP.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 24, 2004

    Again: a surprise tip, this time 3 lovely places that are a real MUST.

    You only have to enlarge the picture and everything will be clear to you!

    Make your choice and enjoy!

    EXTRA INFO

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