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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
 
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
From EUR46.00

More Tourist Traps in Oostende

Crab in prawn's clothing!!

On the harbour side are small fish stalls selling portions of seafood, costing 3 euros and upwards. We selected what looked like a dish of king prawns with a piece of crab claw meat at the end. How...
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Joan40
Nov 14, 2004

The James Ensor atelier

This is the house were he lived. The paintings are all reproductions and the only object original are the seashells and masks. Not very expensive.. but it is not worth it at all. Don't go. Pass on If...
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Marie-Claude
Sep 12, 2003

Ostende beach

This is the worst beach of Belgium. There is a lot of people you can't even see the sand! And if you see the sand you want to be sure not hurting your feet because there is a lot of garbage within the...
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Marie-Claude
Sep 12, 2003

sometimes people neglect the...

sometimes people neglect the sign that is on this picture... it says... not swimming in Belgium (that was Veerle's interpretation) I thought it meant only no swimming allowed for Belgians and dogs......
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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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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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"tweetycaro's Oostende Page"
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"<<<<<< Oostende - Home Sweet..."
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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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