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The shrimp croquettes festival

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Sun 17 Oct 2021
On 17th October, nine restaurants from Ostend will be presenting their own traditional shrimp croquette.


Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 26 Jun 2021 to Sun 7 Nov 2021
No part of fishing history is likelier to appeal to the imagination than our expeditions to Iceland! Visit the ‘Onze IJslandvissers’ exhibition to hear and see the story of those journeys to Iceland from the earliest beginnings to the bitter end, when O.129 Amandine made its last trip in 1995.

Ostend International Photo Biennale

Sat 4 Sep 2021 to Sun 24 Oct 2021

The Ostend International Photo Biennale links various indoor exhibitions on conceptual and contemporary photography to a series of eye-catching interventions in the City by the Sea. Both indoors and outdoors. Follow the route from Fort Napoleon to Mu.ZEE – or in the opposite direction – and see…

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…

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 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!

Kapitein Panekazak: jouw maritieme gids door Oostende

Oostende heeft er een nieuwe stadsgids bij: kapitein Panekazak van de Mercator.
Samen met zijn twee scheepsmaten, een boegmossel en een maritieme beterweterschapper, neemt hij je tijdens deze unieke audiotour mee naar de mooiste en interessantste plekjes van de stad. Maar het is niet gewoon…

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.

During Belgian school holidays …

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…