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NYE DELUXE

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 31 Dec 2022 22:00
NYE Deluxe is back! This year it's finally allowed again: New Year's Eve parties. NYE Deluxe is back! During New Year's Eve, the Kursaal once again will again become the largest music temple on the Belgian coast. Countdown to the new year and then… champagne!

New Year's Fireworks 2022-2023

Groot Strand
Sat 31 Dec 2022 23:50
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!

New Year's Dive 2023

Drie Gapers
Sat 7 Jan 2023 15:00
Celebrate the new year with a typical Ostend tradition: The New Year’s Dive. The New Year’s Dive is cold, bold and the best way to start the year! It is also the fastest way to get rid of you New Year’s Eve hangover… So come and join the thousands of brave men and women on the beach of Ostend on…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Fri 27 Jan 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Sat 28 Jan 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Sun 29 Jan 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Mon 30 Jan 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Tue 31 Jan 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Wed 1 Feb 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Thu 2 Feb 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Fri 3 Feb 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

Filmfestival Oostende 2023

Kinepolis Oostende
Sat 4 Feb 2023
The forecast for the end of January in Ostend? Cosiness everywhere! FFO, the Ostend film festival, guarantees broad clearings and a local warm front with wonderful film screenings both in Kinepolis and in CC De Grote Post. In other words, excellent cinema weather! Get warmed up for a vibrant city…

The shrimp croquettes festival 2023

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Sat 14 Oct 2023 12:00
On 14th and 15th October, restaurants from Ostend will be presenting their own traditional shrimp croquette. However, there are no winners without tasters so a public jury will vote for its golden shrimp croquette while a professional jury will vote for their favourite. Tasting, enjoying, choosing.

The shrimp croquettes festival 2023

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Sun 15 Oct 2023 11:00
On 14th and 15th October, restaurants from Ostend will be presenting their own traditional shrimp croquette. However, there are no winners without tasters so a public jury will vote for its golden shrimp croquette while a professional jury will vote for their favourite. Tasting, enjoying, choosing.

Sapin Magique

Wapenplein
Fri 2 Dec 2022 to Sun 8 Jan 2023
Fun guaranteed on this special fairground attraction! A giant, revolving Christmas tree immediately takes you into higher Christmas realms. How many turns do you dare to take?

Winter in the Park 2022

Leopoldpark
Fri 2 Dec 2022 to Sun 8 Jan 2023
In the midst of the beautiful 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. For the first time, the ice skating rink is covered, so you can have fun on the ice in all weather conditions! During the…

Santa's House

Wapenplein
Fri 2 Dec 2022 to Sun 8 Jan 2023
Have you always wanted to know what Santa’s House looks like? This autumn, you will find his little house on Ostend’s Wapenplein once again. Santa’s House is the ideal spot to take your Christmas photo.

Gift Wrapping Bar in the Feest- en Cultuurpaleis

Wapenplein
Fri 2 Dec 2022 to Sat 31 Dec 2022
During the Christmas period, shoppers will be able to have their presents packaged at the Gift Wrapping Bar located in the Feest- en Cultuurpaleis Shopping Centre. Our specialists will wrap your Christmas gifts in a unique Ostend wrapping paper. Do you prefer to wrap your own gifts, but are you…

Christmas Village 2022

Vissersplein
Thu 15 Dec 2022 to Sun 1 Jan 2023
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.

Christmas Tree Maze

Fri 23 Dec 2022 to Sun 8 Jan 2023
During the holidays the beach at Mariakerke will be enlivened by a mysterious maze made up of 500 Christmas trees. This illuminated maze is a treat for all ages! Free admittance

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…

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…

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.

The Japanese Garden is open…

The Crystal Ship - Street Art in Ostend

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.

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!
In addition to the trampolines, we offer heaps of extras: basketball hoops, dodgeball trampolines, foam pits…

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 it here!

BEAUFORT 21 - Pillage of the Sea

On the breakwater stands an outsized ´cairn´, a small tower of piled-up stones that serves as an orientation point for hikers and has a spiritual significance in many cultures. Rosa Barba creates a sculpture from piled-up sandbags, as an imaginary barrier against the rising sea level. Each stone…

Kursaal Oostende

The building dominates the view at the Albert I promenade. The Casino, a design by Leon Stynen (1953) stands on the spot where in 1875 the first casino already stood. The latter was destroyed during WWII. After the war it would still be eight years before the current building was erected. This…