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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 Local Customs in Oostende

If You Need A Laundrette

Not something I've had to use here, yet, but always useful to know. There's a laundrette (wassalon) at Langestraat 54, part of the Ter Weide apartments building, which is open 7 days a week from 0800...
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johngayton
Dec 05, 2013

A Very Powerful Piece Of Imagery

This is a sculpture in the Maria Henrikapark by the African-American artist Michael Ray Charles. It is part of his "Forever Free" series which examines racial stereotypes and attitudes and is...
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johngayton
May 31, 2013

Toerisme Oostende

The modern Oostende markets itself as a year-round tourist destination, not just a summer seaside resort. As such there's always something happening and at the time of writing, October 2012, the main...
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johngayton
Oct 14, 2012

Civic Pride

One thing that's immediately apparent when visiting Oostende is how clean and tidy the town is even when you get a little off the beaten path and explore the various side streets. As well as being...
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johngayton
Oct 13, 2012

Where To Post Your Postcard

If you've bought your postcard at Huis Vierstaete, written it at Taverne The Cliff then the easiest place to post it is at the railway station. There are several post boxes here, easily identifiable...
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johngayton
Oct 11, 2012

Where To Sit And Write Your Postcard

If having bought your postcard from Huis Vierstraete on the square in front of the St Peter and Paul church you then want somewhere to sit and write it, ideally with a beer, I can heartily recommend...
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johngayton
Oct 11, 2012
 
 
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Where To Get Your Postcards And Stamps

Whilst there are plenty of places to buy postcards, and all of them also sell stamps, I was particularly impressed by Huis Vierstraete on the square in front of the Sint Petrus en Paulus church. The...
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johngayton
Oct 11, 2012

Newyearsdive

Every year at the beginning of January the newyearsdive takes place at the beach of Oostende. In recent years it has become a big media event. Its also broadcasted live on television, Kanaal2,...
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benidormone
Feb 03, 2006

Paulusfeesten

Some 20 years ago a group of friends found it a pity that Christmas happens in wintertime, so you can't celebrate outside. They started celebrating Christmas in mid-august (around the 15th), complete...
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singel
Mar 26, 2004

Beach Houses

In the month of april, locals can bid in a kind of auction for the rent of a small beach cabine. It costs up to 1000 euro's (and more). Some people even have a cooking device so that they don't have...
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singel
Mar 26, 2004

THIS MUST BE YOUR FIRST STOP.....

Always go here first and your stay will be a piece of cake!!!! and as nice........and please, don't forget to send me a piece........postcards are so welcome atbes-elisabeth van kleffenslaan 774334 HC...
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eden_teuling
Mar 25, 2004

mmmmm eating related? I better...

mmmmm eating related? I better put it again in the cultural tips !Along the kay, you can find a lot of these little markets who sell all kinds of fish.The sport of it is to ask allways the one at the...
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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002

Eating goes with meeting !<br/>And...

Eating goes with meeting !And it is one of our most famous cultural occupations!Visit the resto-section!
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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002

It seems to be a habbit at...

It seems to be a habbit at Oostende that the host has to take care the guest are getting fed ! (don't mix with getting fed up, that is something different)Good for Patricia we were 'only' with 25! it...
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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002

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 &amp; Paulus Church

St Petrus &amp; 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

"&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt; 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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