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Raveel meets Ensor

Thu 9 Sep 2021 to Sun 5 Dec 2021
At first glance, there is little that James Ensor to Roger Raveel have in common, either as artists or in their work. Not only do they belong to different generations; their origins and social backgrounds also set them apart. However, if you take a closer look, you will discover some common…

Spectacular light show

Fri 3 Dec 2021 to Sun 9 Jan 2022
Een feeërieke lichttunnel overkapt de Adolf Buylstraat en zorgt er vier keer per dag voor een spectaculaire lichtshow op muziek. Dit jaar zal de lichttunnel meer dan ooit stralen dankzij de duizenden led-lichtjes die alle kleuren en vormen aannemen. Dagelijks 4 shows: 16u30, 17u30, 18u30 en 19u30

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.

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…

Sea excursion Oostende

Embark and make a wonderful sea trip with the MS Franlis III from the port of Ostend! Enjoy the sun, the wind, the water...
You will pass big ferries, sailing boats, motorboats with fishermen in action with flying seagulls but also the beach and the dunes. The excursion (45 minutes) gives…

Dikke Mathille

The Leopold II-laan curves gracefully around the most famous sculpture of a woman in Oostende: De Zee (The Sea). Although Reclining Nude is another name for this lady the locals always refer to her as ‘Dikke Mathille’ (Fat Mathille). Grard emphasised the volume of the full, round forms. In De Zee…

Lighthouse Lange Nelle

Lighthouse "Lange Nelle" :
The famous lighthouse is the fourth one in the history of Oostende and the third one on this location. It was built between 1947 and 1949, rises 65 metres above the sea and guides the fishermen safely in the Ostend harbour.
The lighthouse is not open to the…

Kursaal Oostende

The building dominates the view at the Albert I promenade. The Casino, a design by Leon Stynen (1953) stands on the spot where in 1875 the first casino already stood. The latter was destroyed during WWII. After the war it would still be eight years before the current building was erected. This…