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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

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Oostende

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Down on the Beach

When a grain of sand enters an oyster shell, the oyster covers it with nacre, a substance the oyster also uses to coat the inside of its shell. Layer upon layer of nacre is deposited on the grain of...
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Museums

For those with an interest in Second World War history one of the best preserved sections of Hitler's coastal defence, the Atlantik Wall, is to be found just outside Oostende. This was a series of...
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Mercator

MERCATOR MARINE. You cannot miss it arriving at Ostend. The Mercator Yacht Harbour,the three masted sailing ship 'Mercator',it also contains many yachts. It is nice to take a walk among the pride of...
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Statues / Monuments

Napoleon built this fort as defence against a possible invasion from the English. A British invasion never came and the fort was completed only upon the fall of Napoleon During worldwar I and II this...
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St Petrus & Paulus Church

Since the church looms above the cityscape when you exit the train station, you can't really call the Saint Peter and Paul Church "off the beaten path", and yet somehow it is. It's easy to disregard...
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Treasure of Art Nouveau : Boothuis

Treasure of Art Nouveau : Boothuis This little jewel is recognized as being the narrowest town. The width of the frontage does not exceed 2.60 m but supports 3 floors all different.Who knows how to...
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wandeljp
Feb 09, 2016
 
 
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Streets "belle époque"

Streets "belle époque" Located between the road of Nieuwpoort and the seafront.At the end of 19 th century the fields were divided into plots. A rich merchant of Antwerp: Wirschberg Hendrik Hirsch...
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wandeljp
Feb 02, 2016

The stables without horses

The stables without horsesThe royal stables also called Norwegian stables were built in 1904 on a wish of Leopold II, the second King of the Belgians.After various projects introduced by known...
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wandeljp
Feb 01, 2016

Paul Delvaux museum

OK it's not in Ostende but a short tram or raod trip to St Idesbald. Follow the signs from the tram stop.First noticed the work of this artist in the cafe on Bruges railway station, a little research...
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bonio
Oct 01, 2008

Stene Dorp

When you visit Oostende I think "Stene Dorp" is something you HAVE to see. Why? Because it´s so authentic and so different then the rest of the city!Stene Dorp is like a small village in the outskirts...
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Vincedem
May 12, 2006

Need to relax ??

Go to Villa Aqua, it's a new sauna-centre in Oostende, it's located just outside the centre but is easily reached by bus.It's clean, has different sauna's, beautycentre, swimming pool, bistro,...And...
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tweetycaro
Sep 17, 2004

Boat and Tram

From the beginning of spring till end of summer, you can take the tram to Nieuwpoort (some 15 km away) and then board the boat 'The Seastar' for the trip back along the coastline, with one special...
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singel
Apr 04, 2004

Cook Shrimps

In summertime, it's possible to go to sea on a boat with a real fisherman to catch shrimps and to learn to cook them.What tastes better than your own catch?As soon as I find the adress again, I'll...
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singel
Apr 04, 2004

Catch your own fish !!!

Catch your very own shrimp at sea. You can, on the Crangon, a fully traditionally equipped shrimp trawler. The technique used to catch the shrimp is board fishing. This technique involves the use of...
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tweetycaro
Mar 12, 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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