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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
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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
"Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Brussels meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach for the 1-hour journey to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ghent widely considered among the most beautiful cities in Belgium.Begin your tour with a visit to St Bavo’s Cathedral home of world-famous late-medieval treasures such as the painting ‘Mystic Lamb’. Admire the cathedral’s ornate interior (optional) and learn of its impressive history from your guide.Leave St Bavo’s behind and head onward for a walking tour of Ghent. Take in top city attractions such as the belfry St Nicholas’ Church the Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen) and the historic buildings and medieval port at the Graslei.Continue on to the neighboring city of Bruges — also UNESCO-listed — with your guide and wander the cobblestone streets of the roman
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Fish Market Tips (10)

Oostende Fish Market Visserskaai

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 seafood . Of course, there are the
numerous restaurants dotted all along the seafront serving
delicious fish meals on the menu .
You can spend 3 to 6 euros for a very tasty fresh snack from a few of the fish stalls.
As I write this, there is the movie The Perfect Storm on the TV, TCM,
I vow never to become a fisherman!

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Feb 12, 2009

Oostende Fish Market Visserskaai

Seagulls everywhere perched on the buildings, lamposts and on the sea wall.
Fishing and the sea used to provide the main source of income for the
inhabitants of Oostende. In the Middle-Ages the early city was mostly
a settlement of fishermen. Not so long ago, a quarter of the families lived from fishing.

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Feb 12, 2009

Oostende Fish Market Visserskaai

Take a short 10 minute walk from the railway station, turn to the right alongside
the 'Visserskaai' . When walking along the embankment you can see all the
fishingboats docked waiting before they make out to see

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Feb 12, 2009


One thing every visitor to Oostende will see I guess, just outside the station and port a row of stalls with as much sea food on sale as I've ever seen.
Not a great fan of seafood myself but those who were seemed to be enjoying their food, the smell is pretty memorable too.
a pleasant hour watching on a warm morning.

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Sep 29, 2008
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Vissers Kaai

On the eastern edge of town along the waterfront, you'll find a number of stalls set up selling all manner of seafood scooped fresh from the North Sea. You can buy inexpensive sample sizes of various types of seafood snacks or just admire the items on display.

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Apr 23, 2006

Sea Food Yummy!!!

Fish market
Just outside of town you will find the fish market. Here the fishing fleet of Ostend hold their fish auctions. Certainly worth a visit.

Fishermen's quay - 'De Trap '
When you come to Ostend you must visit the Fishermen’s Quay. In the morning you can attend the homecoming of the shrimping boats. This is the best place to go to if you want to learn the dialect of Ostend .. The most delicious shrimps and many other kinds of fish are offered for sale in typical fish stands. Along the quay many stands sell lots of seafood

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Oct 30, 2003

The Visserskaai

A stroll alongside the 'Visserskaai' is really a must. When coming from the railway station you turn to the right and you can first of all see the fisher-boats that wait here before their next trip begins. The most important part is the 'Vismijn' (Fish-mine), a large fish market, where early in the morning the fresh North-Sea fish is sold to the fish retailers. They sell the fish on to the restaurants all over Belgium.
Of course you can also find some nice fish restaurants along the Visserskaai.

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Aug 06, 2003

Fish Marked

From the station is it one stop with the tramway to go to the fish marked. Best is go to aerly in the morning (at zeven for exemple) On oktober 13 where 120 000 kg fish sale.

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Oct 17, 2005

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Welcome to the display of Fish skins

The skins decorate the stalls selling the wonderfully fresh seafood dishes.

A little freaky at first glance

Jun 28, 2004


A stroll alongside the 'Visserskaai' is really a must. There is a large fisher harbor in Oostende. The most important part is the 'Fish-mine', a large fish market.

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Aug 25, 2002

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