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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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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

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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 1953.

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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 (Valentines Day) 1945 when spilled fuel ignited on the water and engulfed the closely moored small vessels before the alarm could even be raised. Ammunition and fuel supplies exploded as each boat caught fire.

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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 became a stylish and fashionable seaside retreat but today it might be a little more controversial?

The monument shows the King on horseback above the clambering figures of his subjects, both European (Belgian) and African (Congolese). King Leopold II's efforts in colonising the so called "Congolese Free State" to extract rubber and ivory was powered by forced labour and lead to the deaths of 3 million Congolese.

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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 of Dikke Mathille (Fat Matilda). Until 1963 the statue adorned the Kursaal Casino nearby.

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Aug 19, 2012
 
 
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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

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"tweetycaro's Oostende Page"
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" Oostende - Home Sweet Home..."
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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: 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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Jan 31, 2013

Things to Do Near Oostende

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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

The Belfry (Belfort) on Brugge's market square is a must-visit, despite the fact that it's rather expensive (8 Euros) and you normally have to queue for quite some time. However, you've got a great...
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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 tasty...
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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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Minnewater - Lake of Love

This is less of a thing to do than to see if your putters take you ‘round to Ten Wijingaarde: Brugge’s famous beguinage. Minnewater is a man-made pool which connected to a channel for Medieval-era...
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