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David Smulders Porseleinen borden 'De Tafel van James'

Thermae Palace Hotel
Fri 9 Feb 2024 to Sun 30 Jun 2024
Voor het Ensorjaar ontwierp David Smulders voor het Thermae Palace Hotel porseleinen borden in het kader van ‘De Tafel van James’. Er zijn 8 unieke ontwerpen met de voornaamste kleuren die Ensor gebruikte. Kobaltblauw, vermiljoenrood, chroomgeel en loodwit. In ieder ontwerp zit ook een…

The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889

Thu 27 Jun 2024 to Sun 1 Sep 2024
‘The Entry’ is Ensor's international masterpiece. Unfortunately, it has been part of the Getty Museum's collection in L.A. since 1987 and will never return, not even temporarily. However, in the Ensor House, a full-scale replica is situated exactly where the original painting hung in the Blue Salon…

Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 29 Jun 2024 to Sun 27 Oct 2024
Discover the unique connection between James Ensor and his birthplace Ostend in the surprising exhibition 'Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise' at the Venetian Galleries. As Ostend developed as a tourist and cultural destination to become the Queen of seaside towns, Ensor developed his artistic…

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 1 Jul 2024 16:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 8 Jul 2024 16:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 15 Jul 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Fireworks on the beach

Sun 21 Jul 2024 23:00
On 21 July you're invited to a traditional fireworks display on the Main Beach to celebrate the Belgian National Holiday (July 21st).

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 22 Jul 2024 16:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 29 Jul 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 5 Aug 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 12 Aug 2024 16:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 19 Aug 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Oostende Koerse 2024 (horse races)

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 26 Aug 2024 11:00
A day at the races! Experience the horse races in July and August at the Wellington Racecourse. While adults place their bets and follow the races in suspense, there is special entertainment for children.

Going like the wind - interactive exposition

Fort Napoleon
Wed 22 May 2024 to Sun 29 Sep 2024
Visitors are taken on a journey through the wind farms in the North Sea. They discover how electricity from offshore wind turbines comes ashore and learn about the importance of innovations such as the Princess Elisabeth Island. This will be an artificial island off the coast of Ostend, designed to…

Expo 'In the shadow of the master, contemporaries of Ensor'

Stadsmuseum
Sat 15 Jun 2024 to Tue 31 Dec 2024
Ensor was a loner, but not alone. Besides the grand master himself, other artists worked and exhibited in Ostend. After all, the city by the sea has always attracted countless artists who, either occasionally or sometimes for a longer period, stayed in Ostend to work or to settle there permanently…

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…

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…

Provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde

The Provincial Domain Atlantikwall Raversyde is a unique natural area located close to the sea. A diverse landscape invites visitors to a lovely walk. Raversijde is also a home to a rescue centre for birds and wild animals (VOC). Go On Time Travel (+6) in the provincial domain Atlantikwall…

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…

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

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. Download the tour at www.tiktokoostende.be.

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.

Venetian Galleries

In 1900, Belgian King Leopold II commissioned architect Henri Maquet to design the first royal gallery: an L-shaped, closed and covered walkway between the royal villa and a large octagonal salon. Nowadays it is known by the name ‘Venetian Galleries’, referring to Venice’s classicist architecture…

Le Châtelet

Iconic, eclectic corner building at the Petit Paris intersection. Was built in the western city extension completed after 1865 under the impetus of King Leopold II. Frivolous architecture from the belle époque and a unique witness to holiday architecture from the era of fashionable and elitist…

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".