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Boem Paukeslag: Occupied city X 5

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 12 Mar 2022 to Sun 13 Nov 2022
In 1922 the poetry collection Bezette Stad (Occupied City) by Paul van Ostaijen was published. How inspiring and current is the collection still? Discover the work by Jens Meijen, Shamisa Debroey, Lisette Ma Neza, Maja Ajmia Yde Zellama, and Younes van den Broeck.  

EXPO | Under water. Heritage in the North Sea

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sun 5 Jun 2022 to Sun 13 Nov 2022
There are many wrecks on the bottom of the North Sea. Not only from the First and Second World War, also before that many ships sank on this busy seaway. You can discover more about this underwater world and its hidden heritage through photos.

Ensor in the collection of the Print Department, KBR (Brussels)

Thu 2 Jun 2022 to Sun 4 Sep 2022
The Print Department of KBR (Brussels) manages the largest collection of paper works in Belgium. The Print Department also holds a large and varied collection of prints by James Ensor, as well as works on paper or panel, covering his entire career: landscapes, portraits, satirical scenes, studies…

Exhibition: Ostend through the lens of Antony

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 11 Jun 2022 to Sat 5 Nov 2022
Maurice Antony is undoubtedly the most famous Ostend photographer. With his photos he presented an artistic report of the eventful period of World War I and the subsequent years of the Ostend interwar period.

Joris Ghekiere – Travels on Paper

Mu.ZEE
Sat 2 Jul 2022 to Sat 26 Nov 2022
With the exhibition ‘Joris Ghekiere – Travels on Paper’, Mu.ZEE is the first to show a large selection of works on paper by this Belgian artist. It was as a painter that Joris Ghekiere (1955-2016) acquired renown and acclaim, creating a unique position for himself in painting, thanks to his far…

Q-Beach House 2022

Sat 2 Jul 2022 to Sun 4 Sep 2022
Q-Beach House returns to Ostend every summer. It has live performances, music events and a sunny terrace. Qmusic – a Flemish commercial radio station – broadcasts live from the Q-Studio.

Enter 14: Léonard Pongo – Primordial Earth

Mu.ZEE
Sat 2 Jul 2022 to Sat 12 Nov 2022
Photos rarely do justice to the atmosphere of a landscape. A cropped surface cannot possibly match the mystical and unspoiled reality. Conscious of the limits of photography, Léonard Pongo seeks other ways of giving form to the superhuman force of the Earth.

Every Thursday = Mu.ZEE night!

Mu.ZEE
Thu 7 Jul 2022 to Thu 25 Aug 2022
New! Every Thursday night in July and August is Mu.ZEE Night! This summer, our museum doors will stay open until 10 pm every Thursday. >> Book your tickets now!

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…

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…

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.
Get your free TikTokTour at the Ostend Tourist Information Centre or download it here!

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…

Oostendse Smoefelroute

Verken de lekkerste korteketenadresjes in en rond Oostende met behulp van dit voor jou uitgestippeld fietslusje van 23,5 km. De route leidt jou niet enkel langs de mooiste plekken en bezienswaardigheden, ze laat je ook kennis maken met enkele (h)eerlijke 100% West-Vlaamse hoeve- en streekproducten…

Walk 'Out and about in Ostend'

Ostend has all the advantages of a city, without the disadvantages. It is a pocket-sized city, everything is easy to reach. All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes and this walking map to see all the sights of Ostend. And with these two detailed walks you are already halfway there. You…

Floral Clock

Floral Clock. A special creation in which a total number of about 20 000 plants are used to form a unique palette of colour.
The date - made of flowers - is adjusted every day during the summer months.


Maria Hendrikapark

The Maria Hendrikapark is an area of about 45 ha situated south of the city centre. The park has a variety of different ponds, open grass areas, two playgrounds and the Koninginnehof with cafetaria and restaurant, rowing boats, pedal boats, a traffic park, baby-carts and a miniature golf course. It…

Leopold Park

Leopold Park was laid out in 1860 on the old town fortifications. The beautiful bandstand was inaugurated in 1885. The world-famous floral clock was placed there in 1963, where it still stands now.

The Geuzenbos – Ostend

Once upon a time in the 17th century the woodland here was a castle domain. Now, only some tree trunks indicate where the building once stood. A wood with some history then, making it perfect for a walk!

The Vicognebos – Ostend

A little over 10 ha, Ostend’s Vicogne wood consists of young woodland and polder meadows, while the Vicognezwin retention pond, an old antitank trench and the Spuikom basin provide the area with much-needed water. A winding walk will give you a glimpse of the open polder grasslands while taking you…

Guided ‘Visserskaaiwandeling’ walk

Participants can learn more about some fascinating aspects of current and historic port and fishing activities during this salty walk, which includes a visit to the former training ship ‘Mercator’, the last Iceland trawler O.129 ‘Amandine', the DAB Vloot office building, the North Sea Aquarium, the…

Guided walk on Oosteroever

The current port channel gradually developed at the end of the 16th century in the run-up to the famous Siege of Ostend (1601-1604). Since then, Oosteroever has often periodically played a role in military history, with Ostend often serving as a war port. Various relicts still attest to this,…

Venetian Galleries

In 1900, Belgian King Leopold II commissioned architect Henri Maquet to design the first royal gallery: an L-shaped, closed and covered walkway between the royal villa and a large octagonal salon. Nowadays it is known by the name ‘Venetian Galleries’, referring to Venice’s classicist architecture…

Walk 'Tasteful Heritage'

Ostend is a city with a rich history. This walk takes you in a tasteful way along a selection of beautiful heritage sites. A few stunning houses in a nutshell, where you can also satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst. “Tasteful Heritage” is the result of a collaboration between Dement and…

Walk "Ostend creeks"

This route runs through the stunning, historic creek area and the polders to the southeast of Ostend. Walk through fields, woods, pastures and creeks and observe the animals and plants in this area. Prepare to be blown away by the stunning nature and the wind in the great wide open.

Erfgoedwandeling Oostende

This 5.5 km walk will take you on a tour of King Leopold II's Ostend and the witnesses of two centuries of tourism. From Kursaal to the Royal Galleries, past the Wellington Hippodrome, "De Grote Post" cultural centre and the synagogue. Enjoy your walk!

Kustwandelroute

This route is by far the most complete walking network along the coast, covering the entire Flemish coast, from De Panne to Knokke-Heist. Follow this route to enjoy all that nature has to offer. At the same time it's also a perfect occasion to explore Belgium's rich maritime past, its war history…