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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
From EUR163.00
 
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
 
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 Shopping in Oostende

British Tobacco

Normally I'd have used Ron's (see previous tip) for my tobacco top-up here in Oostende but they were shut for the day and so I gave British Tobacco a shot.Not as friendly, nor as characterful as...
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johngayton
Jan 01, 2016

General Tip

As well as the fishmarket Oostende is well-known for its other markets. Thursday is the main market day with fresh produce, clothing, textiles, perfumes, jewelry and plants for sale at the Wapenplein,...
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johngayton
Oct 11, 2012

Visserskaai (or colloquially Vistrap)

Oostende still has a very active fishing fleet with a couple of dozen boats, of varying sizes, working out of its harbour. Bulk catches are sold by auction at the auction hall that it shares with...
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johngayton
Oct 10, 2012

Fish Market/Vistrap

The Fish Market on Visserkaai cotinues the long local tradition in Oostende of Fishermen selling their daily catch in the town. The current fish market has a great position along the Visserkaai beside...
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zadunajska8
Jun 10, 2012

Media Markt

The biggest shop at our coast with loads of electronic stuff.Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 19.00Sunday : 10.00 - 18.00u You can almost buy everything from computers, tv's, printers, pda's, gsm,...
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Innovator
Apr 04, 2011

Mama's Bear Cottage

This shop only sells bears, so if you are a fan, this is the place to be. bears and dolls, tapestry trowns and pillows, greeting cards, And the brands Steiff, Boyds (bearstones, dolls and teddybears),...
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tweetycaro
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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A-Mode

A-Mode sells brands like Garcia Jeans, Street One,... and the traditional Mexx Esprit O'Neill Oxbow, ....This is part of the chain with allready 3 big shops in Belgium. A must to visit if you're...
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Innovator
Apr 04, 2011

General Tip

Although I found Oostende a bit overdevloped residentially and seasidey it does have some cracking shops. A wander through the town centre gives you every sort of shopping experience possible from...
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johngayton
Jan 10, 2011

Ron's Shop

HA! - VT just doesn't have a category for us smokers and so this is listed under "others".If your tastes are for the local-ish brands then Ron's is the best bet. There's a "UK" tobacconists on the...
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johngayton
Jan 10, 2011

Brooklyn

ESSENTIAL for men & women!This is probably the only shop at the moment where i can find my clothes.Without this shop I would have to go very far for nice modern clothes... Lots of choice is jeans,...
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Innovator
Jun 13, 2009

ZARA OOSTENDE

After the summer of 2009, the "Mercatorpand" (Kapellestraat) will be renovated into a very big "ZARA" shop, which is allready present in our metropolic cities as Antwerp & Brussels, with a...
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Innovator
May 24, 2009

Shops

This is a favorite place for people from Britain to shop. There are a LOT of shops here. A favorite item is the beer, of course. The chocolate is another. If you look around, you can find some...
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Tom_Fields
Jan 28, 2009

Various

Ostend is a good place to buy luxury goods (designer clothes and accessories). Wapenplein is the main square and the principle shopping streets lead off this. Kapellestraat, Ostend's high street, has...
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grayfo
Nov 29, 2006

Fish Market

Oostende is well-known for its fresh seafood, so it only makes sense to either grab a meal at a seafood restaurant or buy some fish from the fish market. I tried a somewhat disappointing stew here,...
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acemj
Apr 23, 2006

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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