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

Montmartre Winter Kick-Off 2019

When:
Sat 21 Dec 2019

On 21 December, the Christmas holidays kick off on a festive note in Langestraat during the Montmartre Winter Kick-Off! A free, and typically Ostend festivity!

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NYE Deluxe

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 31 Dec 2019

NYE Deluxe is back! The largest New Year's Eve party on the Belgian coast brings an impressive line-up of DJs: Dj Licious, Sven Ornelis, Lennert Wolfs, DiMaro, Koony and Amber Broos. This will be the seventh edition of this New Year's Eve party in Kursaal Oostende. Get ready for confetti shooters, fireworks and special effects and let the countdown begin!

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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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Ensor Dreams of mother-of-pearl

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
12/05/18 to 01/03/20

This new Ensor presentation consists almost exclusively of paintings and drawings from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. With 38 paintings and some 650 drawings, the museum not only has the largest, but also the very best Ensor collection.

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Spectacular light show 2019

Where:
Adolf Buylstraat
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

A fairylike light tunnel covers the Adolf Buylstraat and four times a day this shopping street is the setting for a spectacular musical light show. Thousands of coloured led lights are a feast for your eyes and ears when you experience this light show in Ostend!

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Winter in the Park 2019

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

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

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Magical Christmas Tree

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
30/11/19 to 05/01/20

Discover the "Magical Christmas Tree" on the Wapenplein: a Christmas inspired fun fairground attraction.

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Sand Sculpture Festival 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
20/06/20 to 06/09/20

With just sand and water, artists from around the world create a fantasy world full of magic. The festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the globe. Not less than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, on an area of 10,000m², creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high to discover. The Sand Sculpture Festival is officially the largest festival of its kind in the world (Guinness Book of Records 2010). The trail is approximately 1 kilometer or 0,6 miles and the visit takes about 1 hour.

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Once upon a time… 2020

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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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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