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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
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Statues / Monuments Tips (9)

Seamen's Memorial

This memorial to the fishermen lost at sea stands on the site of Oostende's first lighthouse (built in 1771) and each year those lost seamen are remembered here. The memorial was constructed in...
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zadunajska8
Jun 10, 2012

Canadian Memorial

This memorial along the Visserskaai in Oostende is dedicated to the 26 Canadian serviceman of the 29th Motor Torpedo Boat flotilla who lost their lives of the coast near Oostende on 14th February...
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zadunajska8
Jun 10, 2012

Leopold II Monument

This monument on Oostende seafront is dedicated to the Belgian King Leopold II. Perhaps not surprising that the town commemorates him as it was in part thanks to his royal patronage that Oostende...
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zadunajska8
Jun 19, 2012

Dikke Mathille

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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zadunajska8
Aug 19, 2012

Sitting And Waiting

There are different interesting sculptures in Oostende. The picture's showing a group of statues in front of the railway station. No comment is needed!
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viddra
Nov 16, 2005

Monument for the sailors

The Zeeliedenmonument it is called in dutch.Its for the remembrance of the sailors who died at see.
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benidormone
Feb 13, 2004

Leopold II statue

THE STATUE OF KING LEOPOLD II.King Leopold I and Leopold II spend their summers in Oostende that raised the town's fortunes and transformed it into a fashionable 19th century resort.
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patrikske
Jul 22, 2003

Taking a walk along the water...

Taking a walk along the water to see the monument of the sailor that is up on the hill overlooking the ocean. It's a very sad memorial, and a must see.
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Venturingnow
Aug 25, 2002

Things To Do: Lest We Forget

War Memorial The Ostend memorial is in the form of a round column and bears the inscription: “Oostende herdenkt zijn helden - Ostend commemorates its heroes”
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grayfo
Jan 31, 2013
 
 
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"tweetycaro's Oostende Page"
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"patrikske's new Oostende Page"
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"The city at the Belgian coast"
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"Oostende- A Day on the Flemish Coast"
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Things to Do Near Oostende

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Ostend

Ostend is a city located in Western Flanders. We travelled here by ferry from Dover on a freezing cold March day. On our visit we walked along the front looking at the boats. Later we took a train to...
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The Wellington Renbaan.

Wellington racecourse Named after the Duke of Wellington. Trotting races and gallop races take place daily during the Summer. Many gamblers spend a good deal of money at the races. Each year we...
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Burg Square

The buildings in Burg Sq. represent a variety of architectural styles from the Gothic to Renaissance to the Neo-Classicist which includes what is perhaps the most beautiful building in Bruges,...
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Belfry Tower - Belfort

When we were making our way toward Markt Square, we approached the Belfry Tower and Halls from its rear entrance where we walked through the arched vestibule with its vaulted, ribbed ceiling and then...
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Friet Museum

A different kind of museum is this museum all about fries & potatoes! It was pretty big with tons of info. At the end of your visit you can stop at the fryshop in the basement to buy some really...
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The Markt

"Markt Square" or the "Grand Place” is undoubtedly the heart of Brugge. Since medieval times the Markt has been the center of activity, and historically where people conducted government business,...
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