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Boem Paukeslag: Occupied city X 5

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 12 Mar 2022 to Sun 13 Nov 2022
In 1922 the poetry collection Bezette Stad (Occupied City) by Paul van Ostaijen was published. How inspiring and current is the collection still? Discover the work by Jens Meijen, Shamisa Debroey, Lisette Ma Neza, Maja Ajmia Yde Zellama, and Younes van den Broeck.  

EXPO | Under water. Heritage in the North Sea

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sun 5 Jun 2022 to Sun 13 Nov 2022
There are many wrecks on the bottom of the North Sea. Not only from the First and Second World War, also before that many ships sank on this busy seaway. You can discover more about this underwater world and its hidden heritage through photos.

Melissa Etheridge

Kursaal Oostende
Sun 10 Jul 2022 20:00
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her iconic album Yes I Am, Melissa Etheridge has announced a European headline tour, stopping also at Kursaal Oostende.

Paul Anka

Kursaal Oostende
Thu 14 Jul 2022 20:00
Born in Ottawa, Anka was determined to become a pop star before he hit high school — and after pounding the music-industry pavement in L.A. and New York, he scored an international No. 1 smash with the breezy, brassy confection "Diana," released in 1957 on the eve of his 16th birthday. The hit…

TAZ#2022 (Theater Aan Zee)

Leopoldpark
Wed 27 Jul 2022 to Sat 6 Aug 2022
Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a theatre and music festival. The festival presents performing arts (theatre, dance, performance) in a unique combination with music, literature, photography and other art disciplines. TAZ explicitly opts to place the starting artist at the centre, to give emerging young…

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Tue 9 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Wed 10 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Thu 11 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Fri 12 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Sat 13 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Sun 14 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Paulusfeesten - city festival

Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
Mon 15 Aug 2022
Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

Billy Ocean

Kursaal Oostende
Thu 22 Sep 2022 20:00
Billy Ocean has spent more of his life onstage than anywhere else. This year Billy returns to his natural environment with a string of headline shows throughout Europe and a set hand-packed with greatest hits and crowd favourites.

BOWIE LIVE

Kursaal Oostende
Fri 13 Jan 2023 20:00
Incendiary and stunningly accurate live performances of Bowie’s greatest records are performed by a razor sharp band led by the eerily authentic presence of the Rock ’n Roll Alien himself,  transporting you back through space and time to 1976 and 2004. This is your ticket to the Bowie shows no-one…

Ensor in the collection of the Print Department, KBR (Brussels)

Thu 2 Jun 2022 to Sun 4 Sep 2022
The Print Department of KBR (Brussels) manages the largest collection of paper works in Belgium. The Print Department also holds a large and varied collection of prints by James Ensor, as well as works on paper or panel, covering his entire career: landscapes, portraits, satirical scenes, studies…

Exhibition: Ostend through the lens of Antony

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 11 Jun 2022 to Sat 5 Nov 2022
Maurice Antony is undoubtedly the most famous Ostend photographer. With his photos he presented an artistic report of the eventful period of World War I and the subsequent years of the Ostend interwar period.

Joris Ghekiere – Travels on Paper

Mu.ZEE
Sat 2 Jul 2022 to Sat 26 Nov 2022
With the exhibition ‘Joris Ghekiere – Travels on Paper’, Mu.ZEE is the first to show a large selection of works on paper by this Belgian artist. It was as a painter that Joris Ghekiere (1955-2016) acquired renown and acclaim, creating a unique position for himself in painting, thanks to his far…

Enter 14: Léonard Pongo – Primordial Earth

Mu.ZEE
Sat 2 Jul 2022 to Sat 12 Nov 2022
Photos rarely do justice to the atmosphere of a landscape. A cropped surface cannot possibly match the mystical and unspoiled reality. Conscious of the limits of photography, Léonard Pongo seeks other ways of giving form to the superhuman force of the Earth.

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…

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…

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!

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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…