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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!

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.

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?

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…

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!

Lunapark Reflex

Lunapark Reflex Oostende behoort sinds jaar en dag tot de grootste Arcade speelhallen in België. Met jaarlijks vernieuwende spelen willen we onze klanten blijven boeien.
Er is zowel voor de kleintjes als voor de groteren een uitgebreid assortiment aan amusement. Zowel voor de avonturiers in…

Oostendse Smoefelroute

Verken de lekkerste korteketenadresjes in en rond Oostende met behulp van dit voor jou uitgestippeld fietslusje van 23,5 km. De route leidt jou niet enkel langs de mooiste plekken en bezienswaardigheden, ze laat je ook kennis maken met enkele (h)eerlijke 100% West-Vlaamse hoeve- en streekproducten…

Children's farm 'De Lange Schuur'

The children's farm is located in the Schorre on the edge of Ostend, south of the centre. The children's farm aims to introduce children and young people to all aspects of farm life, so that they may rediscover the connection with nature and the biotope of farm animals. Much attention is paid to…

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…

Ostend Sailing Club: Phare East

The renovated Ostend Sailing Club is on the beach at Oosteroever (to the right of the East Dike). Many beach and water sports start from here, such as sea rafting, kayaking, wave surfing, kiting, dune orientation, beach sports... via The Outsider Coast. After the activities you can enjoy wonderful…

Herdenkingsmonument HMS Vindictive

In May 2013, the restored bow of the HMS VIndictive was given a prominent place on the east bank of the port of Ostend.
During the night of 9 to 10 May 1918, the British attempted to use the HMS Vindictive to block the port of Ostend and thus prevent passage of German submarines to the North…

Walk 'Out and about in Ostend'

Ostend has all the advantages of a city, without the disadvantages. It is a pocket-sized city, everything is easy to reach. All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes and this walking map to see all the sights of Ostend. And with these two detailed walks you are already halfway there. You…

Floral Clock

Floral Clock. A special creation in which a total number of about 20 000 plants are used to form a unique palette of colour.
The date - made of flowers - is adjusted every day during the summer months.


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).

Two-master De Nele

Past, present and future go hand in hand on board this two-master. The 'Nele' was built after the design of the historical Oostende two-mast smack and in accordance with the best sailing traditions.

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…

Guided ‘Visserskaaiwandeling’ walk

Participants can learn more about some fascinating aspects of current and historic port and fishing activities during this salty walk, which includes a visit to the former training ship ‘Mercator’, the last Iceland trawler O.129 ‘Amandine', the DAB Vloot office building, the North Sea Aquarium, the…

Guided walk on Oosteroever

The current port channel gradually developed at the end of the 16th century in the run-up to the famous Siege of Ostend (1601-1604). Since then, Oosteroever has often periodically played a role in military history, with Ostend often serving as a war port. Various relicts still attest to this,…