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  • 1. Down on the Beach

    Beaches aren't really my thing normally. I'm not the sort who wants to sit in the sun just to soak up rays for a day. But even I was quite taken by Oostende's Beach and seafront, which surprised me as...

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  • 2. St Petrus & Paulus Church

    St Petrus and Paulus church is the main church in Ostend,during the war the stained glass was destroyed, so now the glass is modern showing St Peter and St Paul. The church is opposite the train...

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  • 3. Fish Market

    Here the fishing fleet of Ostend hold their fish auctions. Certainly worth a visit. Still today, fish is omnipresent in Oostende and one of the best reasons for a visit if your a fan of fresh...

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  • 4. Harbour / Docks

    Warm Wullocks anyone? No trip to Ostend is complete without a visit to the Visserskaai (Fishermen’s Quay) the town’s famed seafood quayside. Everyday summer and winter from early morning to evening,...

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  • 5. Albert I Promenade

    A walk along the Albert I Promenade is a must. After all, the fresh North Sea air is really why you came, right? Well, in my case, I came because I fell asleep on the train, but the fresh air was...

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  • 6. Statues / Monuments

    This statue of a reclining nude lady in the middle of busy Leopold II Laan and near the Leopold Park is officially called De Zee (The Sea), however, it has gained the perhaps less flattering nick name...

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  • 7. Leopold Park

    Leopold Park was designed by the architect Louis Fuchs and its construction took place over nine years, between 1861 and 1870. The park's first set of regulations, written in 1862, permitted free...

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  • 8. Mercator

    The Mercator designed by the Antarctic explorer Gerlache as a training ship for the Belguim merchant fleet.Named after Gerardus Mercator[ 1512 - 1594 ] the flemish cartographer. Built in Leith...

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  • 9. Maria Hendrika Park

    The Maria Hendrikapark is more of an activity park compared to its gentile neighbour, the Leopold Park. The wooded area is tucked in the southwest corner of the city, behind the ferry dock, and is...

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  • 10. Wapenplein

    The Wapenplein is Oostende's main square. Like the rest of the town it had to be rebuilt after the second world war and so it can't compete with the main squares of many other Flemish towns with their...

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  • 11. Museums

    This Museum of Fine Arts (Museum voor schone kunsten) focuses round the painters from Oostende, but you can also see some contemporary art from other European countries. The museum's open daily...

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  • 12. Aquarium

    This little aquarium between the train station and Fish Market (Vistrap) won't take you long to look around but it's probably worth a quick look inside. Admission is €2 per adult and it seems to close...

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  • 13. City Tours

    Seaside town with nothing much to offer. 1) seaside 2) the shopping street Thats all. We even took a long walk to Media Markt - the so called biggest electronics store in Belgium. Or did we hear...

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  • 14. Japanese Garden.

    Its so quite and peaceful in these gardens, with the waterfall, little bridge and clear ponds with their shimmering koi carp. You cannot eat or smoke in the gardens and bicycle owners have to leave...

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  • 15. Amandine

    Another old boat is the IJslandvaarder Amandine (Iceland Fishing Boat Amandine). Launched in 1961, the Amandine was the last Ostend trawler to work the rich fishing grounds off Iceland, and now sits...

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  • 16. The Wellington Renbaan.

    Wellington racecourse Named after the Duke of Wellington. Trotting races and gallop races take place daily during the Summer. Many gamblers spend a good deal of money at the races. Each year we...

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  • 17. De Koninklijke Gaanderijen

    The KONINKLIJKE GAANDERIJEN (Royal Galleries), 400m (1,300 ft.) long, from 1906, were built under Léopold II's tutelage, and connected the Royal Villa with the racetrack. They protected the king and...

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  • 19. Trip out. Dunkirk France

    Ostend is a great place to use as a base for trips out. Brugge, Gent, Brussels, Mons, in Belguim. Sluis and Middelburg . in Holland. They can be done easliy by...

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  • 20. Belguim Beers PART TWO.

    RODENBACH ABV5-2% A blend of 75% young beer and 25% older beer, slightly bitter taste. Brewery in Roeselare. PALM ABV amber colour , brewery in Steenhuffel....

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  • 21. Belguim Beer. PART THREE.

    WESTMALLE Trappist Dubbel..Dark reddish brown 7%. For over 200 years the monks of Westmalle have been choosing to live the life of prayer and work, true to...

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  • 22. Belguim Beers PART ONE

    They say that there are over 400 brands of Belguim beers.. One pub in Ostend claims to have over 300.. Each beer has its own special glass. The strength ABV is...

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  • 23. All The Fun Of The Fair

    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...

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  • 24. De Smet de Naeyerbruggen

    This almost qualifies as an "Off The Beaten Path" tip as it is a bit out of the way. This ornate bridge was built as part of the coastal road linking de Panne...

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  • 25. An Afternoon Beer In The Spring Sunshine #2

    As I was finishing my beer at Petrus the sun was leaving the square and so it was time to move on. Heading towards the harbour I passed a couple of bars, but...

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