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Exhibition 'The prince of Raversijde'

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Thu 1 Jun 2023 to Sat 1 Jun 2024
As of 1 June, you will find the new photo exhibition 'The Prince of Raversijde' in the freely accessible park area of Atlantikwall Raversyde Provincial Domain. Those who want to find out even more about Prince Charles and the royal family in the provincial domain can also visit the open-air museum…

Gailliard visits Ensor

Thu 11 May 2023 to Sun 27 Aug 2023
Jean-Jacques Gailliard (Brussels, 22 November 1890 – Saint-Gilles, 17 April 1976) was a Belgian painter and graphic artist. As the son of the Impressionist painter Franz Gailliard (1861-1932), friend and colleague of James Ensor, the young Jean-Jacques received his first drawing and painting…

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.

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…

North sea cruise offshore windfarm - Captain Blue

"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…

O.-L.-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk

The Dune church was made a listed monument in 1946. The trapezoidal cemetery with lawns, weeping willows and shrubs followed suit in 1975. Many of the people who are buried here belonged to well-known families of Mariakerke. Leopold Passchyn was Mariakerke’s last mayor (they have even named a…

Herdenkingsmonument HMS Vindictive

In May 2013, the restored bow of the HMS VIndictive was given a prominent place on the east bank of the port of Ostend. During the night of 9 to 10 May 1918, the British attempted to use the HMS Vindictive to block the port of Ostend and thus prevent passage of German submarines to the North Sea…

Railway station Oostende

Eclectic station complex consisting of a central entrance hall flanked by two square "Tower buildings". On the left side adjacent to the station the former "Hotel Terminus Maritime".

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…

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…

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…

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.

Seamen's Memorial

The Seamen's Memorial (1953) can be found on the Zeeheldenplein. Each year the numerous fishermen from Oostende who died at sea are commemorated. This was also the location of the first lighthouse in Oostende (1771).

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.

Sint-Petrus- en Sint-Paulus Church

The church St.-Petrus- and Paulus is a neogotic church built in 1907 which consists of beautiful stained-glass windows. The tomb of Louise-Marie, the queen of Belgium who deceased in Oostende, is situated in the chapel of the main altar (only to be visited upon request). The St.-Pieter's Tower,…

Koninklijke Gaanderijen

The Royal Galleries were finished in 1905. They are approximately 400 m long and served to protect the middle classes from sun and rain during their walks. They connected the Royal Pavilion with the Wellington racing track. In the beginning of the thirties, the Thermae Palace was built next to it…

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…

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 public.

Le Châtelet

Iconic, eclectic corner building at the Petit Paris intersection. Was built in the western city extension completed after 1865 under the impetus of King Leopold II. Frivolous architecture from the belle époque and a unique witness to holiday architecture from the era of fashionable and elitist…

Museum Amandine

Currently closed. April 3rd 1995. On this day the Amandine entered Oostende harbour for the last time. On this day it dropped anchor for the very last time. The crew disembarked, swallowed hard and went home without looking back. The last page in Oostende's book on Iceland Fishing had been…

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. …

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…

Fort Napoleon

What if the walls of Fort Napoleon could talk? Well they do! Discover the brand new story trail about the history of the fort. Fort Napoleon was the setting for hundreds of years of history. The wide walls of Fort Napoleon were silent witnesses of all events in the fort. We now let them whisper…

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…

Sea excursion Oostende - Captain Blue

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…

The James Ensor House

This newly created experience centre contains James Ensor’s original house and five interactive adventure spaces. Bring Ensor’s paintings to life, admire his interior decorations and carnival masks, look through his letters and photographs and then take a peek at his authentic home and studio. At…