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5 tips to have a dazzling New Year's Eve in Ostend

Closing the year and celebrating the start of the new one must be done in style. We cannot imagine a better place than Ostend to do that. That’s why we give you 5 reasons why you should celebrate the New Year in Ostend.

  1. THE NEW YEAR’S Dive

    The traditional New Year’s Dive will give you the chance to recover from the New Year’s Eve party thanks to a refreshing dip in the North Sea. Push your boundaries, brave the icy cold water of the North Sea together with thousands of other ‘polar bears’ and enjoy a delicious shot of jenever – Dutch gin - afterwards. You will need it! 

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  2. NYE PARTies

    People who want to party after the delicious meal are welcome to several New Year’s Eve parties throughout the city. There will be lots of different parties in Langestraat, in Kursaal Oostende, in Krush Club, in Lounge Kursaal Oostende, ... Put on those dancing shoes!

    New Year’s Eve must have fireworks. For many years, Ostend has had the most beautiful fireworks of the Belgian coast on New Year’s Eve. Celebrate New Year on the sea dike with thousands of others under the sparkling light, crack open a bottle of champagne and start the New Year by kissing your partner. There is nothing more romantic than a lightshow that reflects into the waves of the sea… Happy New Year!

  4. Ice skating

    Ostend will be transformed in a real Winter Wonderland with amazing settings, magical lights and an ice rink! Go skate with your friends, warm yourself up by drinking some mulled wine and admire the most beautiful Christmas decorations in the city. It will look like a fairy tale. 

  5. Christmas Village

    The liveliest square in Ostend always bathes in the Christmas spirit at the end of the year. Enjoy the Christmas animation, the music, mulled wine and flemish gin. The 'Christmas Village' is circled by more than 50 christmas trees. The typical food and beverage chalets complete the cozy atmosphere. 


More practical information and dates of the above-mentioned events will follow later.

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