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Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 29 Jun 2024 to Sun 27 Oct 2024
Discover the unique connection between James Ensor and his birthplace Ostend in the surprising exhibition 'Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise' at the Venetian Galleries. As Ostend developed as a tourist and cultural destination to become the Queen of seaside towns, Ensor developed his artistic…

The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889

Thu 27 Jun 2024 to Sun 1 Sep 2024
‘The Entry’ is Ensor's international masterpiece. Unfortunately, it has been part of the Getty Museum's collection in L.A. since 1987 and will never return, not even temporarily. However, in the Ensor House, a full-scale replica is situated exactly where the original painting hung in the Blue Salon…

Ensor 1940

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
On the night of 27-28 May 1940, Ostend Town Hall was bombed. Three paintings and numerous etchings by Ensor are lost. Lost forever. Because in the archives, only some vague images remain. Were they also masterpieces? Did they add anything to the Ensor we know? At the request of conceptual artist…

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 5 Aug 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Theater Aan Zee

Leopoldpark
Wed 31 Jul 2024 to Fri 9 Aug 2024
Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a theatre and music festival. The festival presents performing arts (theatre, dance, performance) in a unique combination with music, literature, photography and other art disciplines.

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.

Jumpsquare

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…

North sea cruise offshore windfarm

Discover the wind turbine parks at sea. Captain Blue gives you a whole new perspective on our 11th province, the North Sea and wind energy. During the 5-hour boat trip, a Dutch speaking guide will immerse you in coastal navigation and port signaling, from various buoys and beacons to the…

Speedboat Fast@sea

100% adrenaline en fun! Captain Blue gives you an adrenaline boost full of pure speed and fun. Experience the North Sea from a completely different perspective on boardof our speedboat. We'll take you along at top speeds of up to 75km/hour. Safety comes first: we provide life jackets as well as a…

Horse-drawn carriages

Discover Oostende from a different point of view. You will find the coaches waiting for you at the Seamen's Memorial. They tour in and around the city centre depending on the weather.

Sea excursions - Boat trips

Enjoy sun, sea and water! Take part in a lovely boat trip on the sea with Captain Blue from the port of Ostend. Enjoy the real sea air, it has been proven to be very beneficial for different aspects of your health. So, 100% vitamin SEA. You cruise along sailing yachts and coastal fishermen in…

Timescape Escape Games

Challenging escape rooms with attention to detail and some surprisingly original puzzles! Timescape’s first escape room is called the Quarantine but soon it will be adding a second one, called 'Battle Royale: Bunker Break-in'. These two rooms each have a floor area of 65 sq.m., meaning they are…

Chalet mini golf

While walking, you will encounter 21 obstacles in a park full of flowers and plants, ponds, rocks, waterfalls, etc. Surrounded by greenery in the middle of Leopold Park, you can enjoy a snack and a drink on the terrace or inside the brasserie-tearoom. In addition, the playground ensures that the…

Children's farm 'De Lange Schuur'

The children's farm is located in the Schorre on the edge of Ostend, south of the centre. The children's farm aims to introduce children and young people to all aspects of farm life, so that they may rediscover the connection with nature and the biotope of farm animals. Much attention is paid to…

Ferry Visserskaai - Oosteroever

Free ferry service between the city centre (aquarium) and the 'Oosteroever' (Maritiem Plein) for max. 50 persons of which 20 bicycles. The new boat 'Raveel meets Ensor' is fully electric and is accessible for max. 100 persons, of which 40 bicycles. All boats are accessible for wheelchair users. …

Sea fishing

Feel like a fisherman for one day! Captain Blue gives you an unforgettable fishing day at sea! Fishing experience is not required, people of all ages can participate in this healthy and sporty activity. When the boat arrives, you will hear the siren of the ship: a signal to throw out the fishing…

BEAUFORT 21 - Pillage of the Sea

Rosa Barba Since time immemorial, ´cairns´ have graced our landscape. They crop up as piled-up stones; small towers as handy anchor points for lost hikers. They have a spiritual significance in various cultures. Above all in Japan they are seen as ceremonial or sacred places for reflection…

De Grote Post

De Grote Post is the cultural hub of the city. Not only does it fulfill an indispensable role as a supporter in the development and presentation of the professional arts, it also offers a hospitable platform for the many associations, art and culture organizations in Ostend and beyond. De Grote…

Swimming pool

The new Brigitte Becue swimming pool is a paradise for water rats. Sport swimmers can enjoy the 50-meter Olympic pool. There is a separate instruction pool for children. The recreation pool has several slides, a climbing wall and a paddling pool. There are also outdoor jacuzzis. Opening hours…

Casino Oostende

Ostend Casino equals an unforgettable experience. It is a place where you can enjoy culinary pleasures at Restaurant Brassi & Brassi Grand Café. A venue where the excitement and thrill are tangible at the roulette table, blackjack, stud poker or electronic slot machines. And a unique…

Puzzle Escape Rooms

Puzzle escape rooms challenges your team to escape from a room full of cryptic riddles and mysterious secrets. Every escape room has its own original story and a realistic interior. Get set for a frantic race against the clock as you try to decipher all the codes. The only way to succeed in this…

Mu.ZEE - Art museum at the seaside

Once a department store, now Mu.ZEE. Mu.ZEE is the only place in the world that focuses on modern and contemporary art in Belgium, from 1880 to the present day. Mu.ZEE would like to share its iconic building, its beautiful collection and the growing knowledge about it with you and as many others…

Hoevewinkel 't Buitenbeentje

The farm shop 't Buitenbeentje offers a daily fresh supply of organic vegetables; fruit and eggs straight from the field of the Biopluktuin in the agricultural park the Tuinen van Stene, or from our fellow organic farmers via BioBrugsOmmeland. This is how we deliberately keep the food chain short.