Agenda: sight, attraction, james ensor, walking and cycling and sport in Ostend

New Year’s Fireworks 2020

Where:
Groot Strand
When:
Thu 31 Dec 2020

The fireworks display at the end of the year has become a tradition in Ostend. Thousands of people gather at the beach to celebrate the new year with spectacular fireworks!

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Q-Hotspot

Where:
Maria Hendrikapark
When:
06/07/20 to 16/08/20

Every year in the summer, radio station Qmusic goes on holiday to Ostend. Hurray! This year they again choose Ostend, but now they exchange the beach for a green environment in the Maria Hendrikapark.

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TikTokBooths

Where:
Strandplein Mariakerke
When:
06/07/20 to 31/08/20

Are your kids big TikTok fans? Mariakerke beach features two specially decorated cabanas where they can make fun TikTok videos. These can be found at Strandplein. View our TikTok account @visitoostende for inspiration.

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Ensor and Ostend

Where:
The James Ensor House
When:
14/07/20 to 27/09/20

The opening exhibition of The James Ensor House and Xavier Tricot shines a spotlight on the unique relationship between James Ensor (1860-1949) and the City of Ostend. The exhibition was made possible thanks to the loan of several oil paintings, etchings and drawings from public and private collections. This pioneer of modern art felt the connection with the city of his birth more deeply than perhaps any other painter. He painted and sang her praises throughout his life. Ensor considered Ostend the most blessed, if not mythical place, on Earth. The purpose of the exhibition is to emphasize this important facet of Ensor’s oeuvre and is, first and foremost, a tribute by the City of Ostend to one of its most celebrated sons.

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Once upon a time…

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
31/10/20 to 05/11/20

During the autumn break we transform the Leopoldpark into a fairytale world full of elves, trolls, princes and princesses. Every day there are various street acts, theater performances, workshops and stories to discover. A fairytale walk for the whole family to enjoy.

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Winter in the Park 2020

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

In the midst of a beautifully lit up Leopold Park, visitors will be able to ice skate on the pond, which will be surrounded by over 50 wooden stalls selling typical Christmas products. During the Christmas holidays, children will be able to enjoy special entertainment acts and activities each day, which will make this an unforgettable experience.

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Santa’s House and Magical Christmas Tree 2020

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

Have you always wanted to know what Santa’s House looks like? This autumn, he will be setting up his house on the Ostend Wapenplein. Santa’s House is the ideal spot to take your Christmas photo.

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Christmas Village

Where:
Vissersplein
When:
17/12/20 to 01/01/21

The cosiest square in Ostend bathed in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the Christmas animation, the music, mulled wine and Flemish gin. The Christmas Village is surrounded by more than 150 Christmas trees.

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Museum Amandine

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 turned. Now, 13 years later, the Amandine has started her second career, a career as an interactive museum. It has taken two years of hard and concentrated work in the old shipyard 'Seghers' to restore the...

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TikTokTour

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 the tour at www.tiktokoostende.be.

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