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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
From EUR12.00

Train / Tram Tips (30)

Train

The train station is located on the eastern edge of town right by the marina and the Vissers Kaai. Oostende's main center isn't big, so if you make a mistake like I did, and end up here by accident,...
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acemj
Apr 23, 2006

Trains

Trains constantly run from Oostende, very clean and inexpensive. Brugge is only 14 minutes away and Brussels about 1 hour, when staying in Oostende I actually went to Brugge twice in the same day and...
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brianclark
Jan 30, 2006

Easy Access!

A great number of Belgian cities, including Oostende, can be visited by train.Trains from Brussels operate almost every half an hour and it takes 1 hour to get to Oostende.If you intend to just visit...
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viddra
Jan 25, 2006

How to reach Oostende?

Plane, train, boat, .... There's no transport that doesn't bring you to Oostende.The best way to get around in Oostende and along the coast is the tram. Low in price and great in service. The train...
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tweetycaro
Mar 12, 2004

Trains and Trams

Getting to Oostende is a snap. From England, you can take a boat, but chances are more likely that you'll be hopping a train. Oostende is the western terminus to the major line that runs from Brussels...
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DrewV
Jul 24, 2003

OSTEND RAILWAY STATION01

OSTEND RAILWAY STATION (constructed in 1910-1913).If you arrive at Brussels National Airport, you can take any train to Brussels. At Brussels Central Station, change to the direct train to Oostende...
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patrikske
Jul 12, 2003

train to oostende

from brussels you have direct trains to oostende, where's the endstation. the journey from brussels takes you about an hour. price around 12 euro.in and around oostende a good transportation vehicle...
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banshee11
Oct 12, 2002

To and from the rest of Europe

Trains run hourly to and from Oostende station, right at the head of the Visserskaai, to Brussels, Antwerp and Kortrijk. There are occasional trains to Lille. The Brussels trains extend alternatively...
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KennetRose
Sep 26, 2002

Trains from Brugge take only...

Trains from Brugge take only 15 minutes, and run 3 times an hour. It takes 2 hours to get to Brugge from Brussels or Antwerp.Oostende is a rather small city, and you can easily walk from the train...
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Venturingnow
Aug 25, 2002

Along the coast, there is a...

Along the coast, there is a tram line from De Panne till Blankenberge.So you can walk for hours on the beach, from one town to another (each with a lot of terraces & pubs so you can take a break...
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B_Caro
Aug 24, 2002

A ride along the coast

The kusttram takes you everywhere,with the kusttram you can see the whole 66km coastline.The easiest way to travel.
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benidormone
Feb 13, 2004

The Thalys

Oostende has excellent train connections.From here you can easy go to places like Bruges,Antwerp,Brussels or even with the high speed train (Thalys) to Paris.
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Feb 13, 2004
 
 
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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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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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