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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…

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.

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.

Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser

Mu.ZEE
Sat 17 Dec 2022 to Sat 20 May 2023
Mu.ZEE invited the American guest curators Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath to view the work of the Belgian artist Raoul De Keyser through the lens of a number of historical and contemporary artists from around the world. ‘Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser’ takes the radical…

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!

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…

Skatebowl De Velodroom

The Velodrome is more than just a mega cool skate spot, there is also plenty of room to chill out in the grass. Besides the skate bowl, there is also a graffiti zone. The Velodrome is the place to be if you ask us. Sweet lines, soft curves, sturdy, a beautiful whole and a great challenge!…

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…

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…

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.


Maria Hendrikapark

The Maria Hendrikapark is an area of about 45 ha situated south of the city centre. The park has a variety of different ponds, open grass areas, two playgrounds and the Koninginnehof with cafetaria and restaurant, rowing boats, pedal boats, a traffic park, baby-carts and a miniature golf course. It…

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).

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…

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…