Agenda: sight, music, wellness, culture and art in Ostend

Sinner's Day Special

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Wed 25 Aug 2021

The Neon Judgement in fully glory, one last time in 2021! The final opportunity to lose yourself on the tunes of Tv Treated, The Fashion Party or Chinese Black. Together with Front 242 this will become a legendary day, a day to be remembered in the (inter)national New Wave & Punk music history!

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The Crystal Ship 2021 - Summer of Street Art

When:
12/06/21 to 31/08/21

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival that specializes in public space producing different installations, sculptures and murals each year. The Crystal Ship will add plenty of additional works of art to its collection during this Summer of Street Art. Follow the free art trail through the city to discover them all.

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Q-Beach House 2021

When:
26/06/21 to 31/08/21

Q-Beach House returns to Ostend every summer. It has live performances, music events and a sunny terrace. Qmusic – a Flemish commercial radio station – broadcasts live from the Q-Studio.

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TAZ#21 - Theater Aan Zee

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
23/07/21 to 08/08/21

Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a seventeen-day 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 talents of complete diversity optimum opportunities on stage, and to support them as thoroughly as possible.

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W-Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
26/08/21 to 29/08/21

An 80s synth-pop and new wave festival taking place from August 26th until August 29th at Ostend Beach, Belgium. Jimmy Somerville, The Human League, OMD, The Jacksons, Paul Young, The Boomtown Rats, Rusty Egan of Visage, Starship and many more!

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The Crystal Ship - Street Art in Oostende

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.

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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 he portrayed the opulence and sensuality of the sea in a female figure. Until 1963 the work of art adorned the Kursaal Casino.

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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".

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Sint-Petrus- en Sint-Paulus Church

The church St.-Petrus- and Paulus is a neogotic church built in 1907 which consists of beautiful stained-glass windows. The tomb of Louise-Marie, the queen of Belgium who deceased in Oostende, is situated in the chapel of the main altar (only to be visited upon request). The St.-Pieter's Tower, also called 'Peperbusse' in local dialect, is situated behind the church St. Petrus- and Paulus. Once it was part of the ancient St. Pieterskerk that burned down last century.

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