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James Ensor: self-portraits

Thu 21 Mar 2024 to Sun 16 Jun 2024
Self-portraiture is of essential importance in Ensor's work and holds a special place within his body of work. The first three known painted self-portraits by James Ensor date back to 1879. Undoubtedly, his most famous self-portrait is "Self-portrait with Flowered Hat" (Mu.ZEE, Ostend), painted in…

Baron James Ensor

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
In 1929, King Albert I conferred the title of baron on James Ensor at the age of 69, elevating him to the peerage and gaining social recognition for his abilities. Today, some 90 people in Belgium carry the title in their names. Art project James Baron Ensor photographed those barons and baronesses…

Ostend City Museum

The museum tells you Ostend’s fascinating life story and also casts light on its future. A host of objects, posters, documents and multimedia applications reveal the secrets behind the development of the city, its tourism, fishing industry and shipping. Discover the Ostend of former times and the…

Het Groen Lint

Ostend has more to offer than just the sea. Did you know that Ostend has a surprisingly green city edge? To strengthen that green city edge, the City had a master plan developed to connect all green zones and landscapes: The Green Ribbon. This green ribbon forms an attractive 35 km loop for…

Provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde

The Provincial Domain Atlantikwall Raversyde is a unique natural area located close to the sea. A diverse landscape invites visitors to a lovely walk. Raversijde is also a home to a rescue centre for birds and wild animals (VOC). Go On Time Travel (+6) in the provincial domain Atlantikwall…

Ensor walk

Download the app and take the brand-new Ensor-themed walk to visit all the locations that were significant to the life and work of James Ensor. You will be given information and will be able to see things for yourself at each of these places, using the latest high-tech. Young and older Ensor fans…

The Crystal Ship - Street Art in Ostend

Discover “The Crystal Ship” in Ostend: renowned and world-famous artists make enormous paintings on walls as well as fantastic art installations in open spaces.

Japanese Garden

Take a stroll in this magnificent 'Kaiyusschiki-style' garden and marvel at the various landscapes which unfold before your eyes. No-one would expect this oasis of tranquillity and contemplation so near to the sea and Oostende’s vibrant city centre. The Japanese Garden is open during weekends …

Hangtime

1,000 square metres of trampolines, a huge ball bath, and a challenging play area for the little ones, all connected by an inspiring coffee bar: that is the definition of Jumpsquare ! In addition to the trampolines, we offer heaps of extras: basketball hoops, dodgeball trampolines, foam pits—the…

TikTokTour

Ostend has its own TikTokTour now! This crazy TikTok tour takes you to ten highlights of our lovely City by the Sea where you can recreate fun TikTok videos. Download the tour at www.tiktokoostende.be.

Skatebowl De Velodroom

The Velodrome is more than just a mega cool skate spot, there is also plenty of room to chill out in the grass. Besides the skate bowl, there is also a graffiti zone. The Velodrome is the place to be if you ask us. Sweet lines, soft curves, sturdy, a beautiful whole and a great challenge!…

Active sailing on the North Sea

Active sailing on the North Sea, departing from Ostend. The Elise will give you an unforgettable day on a luxury 20 metres sailing yacht. The Elise can be rented for full or half days, 12 people can board. Weekends and midweeks are possible, there is room for 8 people for the multi-day trips. You…

Park Nieuwe Koers

Park Nieuwe Koers is located on the west side of Oostende, where there used to be hardly any neighbourhood green. The construction of the park changed this. The new park of 13 hectares is first and foremost a neighbourhood park. The park connects the De Drie Platanen residential care centre, the…

Fishing for shrimps

Wearing a bright yellow suit with a rope around your waist and armed with nets on you shoulders, that is how you will go to sea for a real experience of nature. About an hour before low tide, a truly unique experience awaitens you! The catch is diverse: crabs and shrimps: the swimmer crab, blue…

Beach activities

Powerkiting Powerkiting is one of the most spectacular kinds of kiting. These kites are mattresses to be operated by two line. The surface of the mattresses is chosen depending on the wind-force. After having explained how the kite can be operated it is up to you to put the theory into…

Gautama Wellness & Spa

Gautama Spa at Hotel & Wellness Royal Astrid is open every day and consists of two zones, with or without bathing attire. The centre offers a range of saunas, steam baths, jacuzzis, infrared beds, experiences showers, cold baths,.. Do you wish to pamper yourself even more? You can opt for an…

Shellness

Shellness is a private wellness centre with all facilities to give you a moment of rest. We have a sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi under the stars, infrared bench and relaxation room. All this in a unique setting in the atmosphere of sea and beach, with a colourful light show and a touch of music.

Penthouse 14

With Penthouse 14, we offer a private wellness experience. This may or may not be combined with an overnight stay in the wellness so that you can endlessly enjoy all the facilities.

Andromeda Thalassa

The wellness centre is only accessible to hotel guests. Non hotel guests have no access to the wellness centre and cannot book treatments.

Stadsbrouwerij 't Koelschip

Here, they brew the 'Tank' beers and make the facilities available to other brewers. Beer lovers can attend workshops at 't Koelschip brewery and have their own creation bottled. A selection from the range, also the only beers brewed in Ostend: Zeegeuze 7.5%, Oostende Bonsoir 8.400%, Gie Zie Mien…

Lifestyle on fleek

As a beloved professional Ayurvedic beauty salon since July 2018, Lifestyle on Fleek has everything to make you look and feel fantastic both inside and out. Our goal is to make sure you get VIP treatment so you walk away feeling like the best version of yourself.

Fietsverhuur Decathlon

At Decathlon Ostend you can make use of the rental service for a wide range of cycling equipment. Think of bicycles, electric bikes, cargo bikes, mountain bikes, child seats and bicycle trailers. You can park conveniently on the edge of town and immediately start exploring the green surroundings or…

Picknickzone Oostende - Spinoladijk

What could be more delicious than a picnic with a sea view? In Ostend, you can do so on the Spinola dike near Fort Napoleon and the Havendam. The picnic area is furnished with sturdy picnic furniture. Ideal for taking a break and enjoying your picnic.