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Viator Exclusive: Private World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels
"After morning pickup from your central Brussels hotel travel by comfortable luxury private vehicle through Ghent toward Flanders Fields. As you travel your knowledgeable and passionate guide will share facts figures and stories about the war that started a century earlier. You will learn of the enormous toll of World War I and the sacrifices of the brave soldiers who fought and died on the battlefields you visit. Your first stop on this exclusive tou where more than 25000 soldiers are buried. Walk among the somber rows of markers and see the heart-rending sculptures of 'Grieving Parents' by Käthe Kollwitz whose youngest son is buried in the cemetery. Continue to the town of Diksmuide
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Bruges Highlights Private Tour with a Local
"Discover the main highlights of Bruges during a 2 hour private tour with your local host Rebecca. Belgium may be known for chocolate fries and beer but what is Bruges famous for? You will get to find out the answer to this question and more during your private guided tour. Rebecca will walk you over the canals of Bruges while explaining the history the unknown interesting facts and we'll slowly uncover the beauty of this amazing city. You'll also get to see the Basilica of the Holy blood go over the oldest bridge in town and make a stop at the traditional fish market. You won't get to miss out on the Sint Salvador Cathedral either. Here you get too see amazing architecture on the way and you can even check out the Beer museum. Re and great deals for waffles and beer. Suggested Tour: 9:00 - Meet guests 9:15 - Bruges history in a nutshell9:30 - Checking out the canal views oldest bridges and the beer wall10:00 - Stops at Burg Sq Town Hall and Basilica of the holy blood and Astrid Park/gazebo10:30 - Fish market visit
From EUR12.00
 
Bruges Highlights Private Tour with a Local
"Discover the main highlights of Bruges during a 2 hour private tour with your local host Rebecca. Belgium may be known for chocolate fries and beer but what is Bruges famous for? You will get to find out the answer to this question and more during your private guided tour. Rebecca will walk you over the canals of Bruges while explaining the history the unknown interesting facts and we'll slowly uncover the beauty of this amazing city. You'll also get to see the Basilica of the Holy blood go over the oldest bridge in town and make a stop at the traditional fish market. You won't get to miss out on the Sint Salvador Cathedral either. Here you get too see amazing architecture on the way and you can even check out the Beer museum. Re and great deals for waffles and beer. Suggested Tour: 9:00 - Meet guests 9:15 - Bruges history in a nutshell9:30 - Checking out the canal views oldest bridges and the beer wall10:00 - Stops at Burg Sq Town Hall and Basilica of the holy blood and Astrid Park/gazebo10:30 - Fish market visit
From EUR12.00

More General in Oostende

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 that have been built in the last fifty...
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acemj
Apr 23, 2006

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 village of Westende and the central village of...
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grayfo
Aug 06, 2010

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 out in a simple grid pattern.It's almost...
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johngayton
Jan 12, 2011

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 remember correctly these take both cash...
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johngayton
Jan 12, 2011

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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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002

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 local casino '-)or you can give it to...
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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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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, where you can shop the whole year...
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Nice_Girl
Aug 25, 2002

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 (China '95, Rio '96, Hawaii '97, Europe...
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funkymama
Aug 25, 2002

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 the North Sea and a beach lake. Even...
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patrikske
Jun 14, 2003

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 km.!A very enjoyable tour! Most of the time...
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eden_teuling
Mar 25, 2004

You need informations : Tourist office

You need informations : the Tourist office is what you're looking for. Even if you find a lot of answers that want to know about Ostend on "VT", maybe you're looking for information specific...
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wandeljp
Feb 10, 2016

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 lots of bars and caffes. It is.very close...
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intertraveler
Jul 10, 2005

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 accident repairs and restoration of old...
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intertraveler
Jul 10, 2005

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 gassy. Cost approx 5.40 euros for a pint...
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Joan40
Nov 14, 2004

Top Hotels in Oostende

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Hofstraat 1A, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium
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Kursaal Westhelling 5, Albert Promenade 60, Ostende, 8400, Belgium
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Hofstraat 11, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium
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Koningin Astridlaan 7, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium
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Louisastraat 8b, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium
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Visserskaai 1, Ostende, West Flanders, Belgium
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Top Things to Do in Oostende

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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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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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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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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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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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St Petrus & Paulus Church

St Petrus & Paulus church This is a predominant view of the city. Located in a quiet environment, at the back of the artery connecting the station and downtown. Unfortunately not always open:...
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Top 5 Oostende Writers

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tweetycaro

"tweetycaro's Oostende Page"
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Innovator

"<<<<<< Oostende - Home Sweet..."
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patrikske

"patrikske's new Oostende Page"
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benidormone

"The city at the Belgian coast"
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zadunajska8

"Oostende- A Day on the Flemish Coast"
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