Agenda: sight, attraction, music, food and drinks, james ensor and museums and exhibitions in Ostend

James Ensor Recomposed by Athos Burez

Where:
The James Ensor House
When:
01/12/20 to 18/04/21

Award-winning art photographer Athos Burez tackled 'The Baths of Ostend', the world-famous painting by James Ensor, and gave it his own interpretation. Hundreds of actors were needed for this project. Quite a feat!

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Clannad - 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 13 Apr 2021

During their multi-award winning career, Clannad sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They not only end their career with a world tour, but also with a new anthology "In a Lifetime" that will be released on March 13, 2020. The legendary family band, formed by the "Brennan clan" including Enya and Moya, undoubtedly occupies a valuable place in the heritage of Irish music. Clannad's repertoire has unparalleled power and versatility. Elements of folk, folk rock, traditional Irish ballads and new age come together in a unique blend. A sound that drags you into the wildness and melancholy of the landscape of Donegal, where the roots of Clannad lie.

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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 most famous resident of the premises, Louise-Marie, the first Belgian queen. She shows a strong presence, and even has her say.

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Hangtime

1,000 square metres of trampolines, a huge ball bath, and a challenging play area for the little ones, all connected by an inspiring coffee bar: that is the definition of Hangtime! ...

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The Crystal Ship - Street Art in Oostende

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.

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Mercator

Arctic traveller Adrien de Gerlache designed this three-master which was built in Scotland. The Mercator had only two commanders and made 54 voyages. In 1956 it repatriated the remains of Father Damien from Molokai. In 1960, it sailed into the harbour of Antwerp and in 1961, it was equipped as a museum ship. Since 1964, it has been the pearl in Ostend’s crown. Like to visit this attraction at a discount? Print your free Coast Pass now on www.kustpas.be/home/register

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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 will love this walk. ...

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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 home with Ensor. Like to visit this attraction at a discount? Print your free Coast Pass now on www.kustpas.be/home/register.

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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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