Agenda: music, nightlife, nature and parks and sight in Ostend

Hello Adele

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 3 Oct 2020

"Hello Adele" is an ultimate tribute to the greatest female vocalist of the past decade. The British hit phenomenon of the singles "Hello", "Skyfall", "Set Fire To The Rain", "Someone Like You" and "Rolling In The Deep" announced that she will never go on tour again.To fill this gap there is now this beautiful production that brings the voice, the visuals as well as the entire line-up on stage, reminiscent of the original. This international show brings the best of what Adele has offered us so far.

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Elvis Symphonic

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 4 Oct 2020

Elvis Presley, there is no greater mythical figure. Millions of fans around the world are still captivated by his music. Elvis Symphonic brings the biggest hits and some almost forgotten gems of this far too early deceased music legend. With this new production, Walter Proost, creator of the largest symphonic crossover productions and artistic director of the European Philharmonia, wants to bring a symphonic tribute to "THE KING". The program includes: CC Rider, You are always on my mind, Blue Suede Shoes, Don't be cruel, Love me tender, The Wonder of you, Hurt, Sweet Caroline, In the Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, Yesterday, Falling in Love, and many more masterful songs. EUROPEAN PHILHARMONIA and ROCK BAND ERIC MELAERTS FRANZ GOVAERTS and BACKING VOCALS DIRECTOR: WALTER PROOST

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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 cyclists and walkers, connecting 15 existing and new green areas in the city outskirts, exactly like a necklace with 15 beads. ...

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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 he portrayed the opulence and sensuality of the sea in a female figure. Until 1963 the work of art adorned the Kursaal Casino.

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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".

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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, also called 'Peperbusse' in local dialect, is situated behind the church St. Petrus- and Paulus. Once it was part of the ancient St. Pieterskerk that burned down last century.

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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.

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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 (with the exception of the Christmas and the spring break holidays), open every day.

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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 is also a paradise for joggers. The park is also called 'Het Bosje'.

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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).

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