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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…

Ensor 1940

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
On the night of 27-28 May 1940, Ostend Town Hall was bombed. Three paintings and numerous etchings by Ensor are lost. Lost forever. Because in the archives, only some vague images remain. Were they also masterpieces? Did they add anything to the Ensor we know? At the request of conceptual artist…

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…

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…

Gautama Wellness & Spa

Gautama Spa at Hotel & Wellness Royal Astrid is open every day and consists of two zones, with or without bathing attire. The centre offers a range of saunas, steam baths, jacuzzis, infrared beds, experiences showers, cold baths,.. Do you wish to pamper yourself even more? You can opt for an…

Lifestyle on fleek

As a beloved professional Ayurvedic beauty salon since July 2018, Lifestyle on Fleek has everything to make you look and feel fantastic both inside and out. Our goal is to make sure you get VIP treatment so you walk away feeling like the best version of yourself.

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…

Villa Aqua

This sauna and beauty centre is open every day and has 5 different sauna's (bio-sauna, panoramic sauna, dry sauna, sweat cabine and infra-red sauna), a steam cabine, whirlpool, cocooning bath, an indoor and outdoor pool, solarium and garden. In the beauty centre, customers can indulge themselves…

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…

Ferry Visserskaai - Oosteroever

Free ferry service between the city centre (aquarium) and the 'Oosteroever' (Maritiem Plein) for max. 50 persons of which 20 bicycles. The new boat 'Raveel meets Ensor' is fully electric and is accessible for max. 100 persons, of which 40 bicycles. All boats are accessible for wheelchair users. …

De Grote Post

De Grote Post is the cultural hub of the city. Not only does it fulfill an indispensable role as a supporter in the development and presentation of the professional arts, it also offers a hospitable platform for the many associations, art and culture organizations in Ostend and beyond. De Grote…

Mu.ZEE - Art museum at the seaside

Once a department store, now Mu.ZEE. Mu.ZEE is the only place in the world that focuses on modern and contemporary art in Belgium, from 1880 to the present day. Mu.ZEE would like to share its iconic building, its beautiful collection and the growing knowledge about it with you and as many others…

Eau de Vie

Welcome to Eau de Vie, a private wellness resort in the heart of Ostend that offers a jacuzzi, a Finish sauna, a hammam and an infrared sauna. You can also book a wide range of massages, laser hair removal and a full body treatments to complete your wellness experience. There’s hardly a better…

KAAP | Oostende

IN 2010 Vrijstaat O. became a new centre for the arts, and the only coastal one. On 1 January 2017 the De Werf and Vrijstaat O. centres joined forces to become a single new centre for the arts: KAAP. This centre distinguishes itself through its focus on unique formulas based on Ostend’s specific…

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…

Atlantikwall Raversyde

Atlantikwall Raversyde is een van de best bewaarde restanten van de Duitse verdedigingslinie, met meer dan zestig bunkers, open en ondergrondse gangen, observatieposten en geschutstellingen.

The James Ensor House

This newly created experience centre contains James Ensor’s original house and five interactive adventure spaces. Bring Ensor’s paintings to life, admire his interior decorations and carnival masks, look through his letters and photographs and then take a peek at his authentic home and studio. At…