7 reasons why you should come and visit Ostend this winter
Ostend is always worth it, even in winter. You can have a cultural stay, you can go shopping or enjoy long winter walks on the beach. Those are just some of the reasons why we would like you to come and visit Ostend this winter.
YOU CAN ENJOY CULTURE DURING winter AS WELL
Culture fanatics will be able to enjoy what they like during winter as well. ‘Kursaal Oostende’ as well as ‘CC De Grote Post’ and ‘Mu.ZEE’ all have a generously filled programme this year. Take your agenda and plan your next cultural trip to Ostend!
SEA AIR IS HEALTHY
Sanatoriums at the seaside were popular for a reason at the turn of the century and the following Belle Epoque period. People came from far and wide to the Belgian coast to regain strength thanks to the healthy sea air. That air is still the same one it used to be. The sea is still ubiquitous in Ostend and that means, in the air as well. There is no such scent as the salty scent of the sea!
THERE IS NOTHING MORE PLEASANT THAN A WALK ON THE BEACH IN WINTER
People who believe that beaches, sand and seasides are only things for the summer period, are wrong. What is more pleasant than clearing your mind on the beach in winter? If we are lucky, we might even get a white Christmas this year. There is no better view than the magical one of crashing waves, fresh and salty sea air and a beach covered in fresh white snow.
CREPES AND WAFFLES ARE NOT ONLY FOR CHILDREN
After a walk on the beach, you can warm up in one of the tearooms on the sea dike with a delicious waffle or crepe and a hot cup of cocoa. Nostalgia from your youth is guaranteed and it still tastes fantastic after all these years. We asked our Facebook fans what their favourite tearooms were and you can find the results here.
THERE IS A WIDE RANGE OF SHOPPING POSSIBILITIES WAITING FOR YOU
Ostend has a lot of nice stores and beautiful boutiques that are perfect for your next shopping spree. Furthermore, all the shops in the city centre are open every Sunday. Shopping and having an amazing time doing so is a great combination.
A SHOW IN ‘KURSAAL OOSTENDE’ IS ALWAYS WORTH IT
The prominent theatre building called ‘Kursaal Oostende’ has always been the icing on the cake on Ostend’s sea dike. Experiencing a show in this magnificent building is a real treat. Find the complete programme here.
OSTEND IS STILL THE QUEEN OF BELGIAN BEACHES
Of course you can opt for an invigorating walk on the beach but Ostend also has many architectural gems to be seen and are worth a stroll around the city. The Royal Galleries, the Kursaal and the beautiful townhouses in an art deco style in the ‘Prinsenlaan’ are only a few of the gems to visit in Ostend. See you soon!