Agenda

North Sea Cruise Oostende

During this cruise, a guide will tell you about everything from short sea shipping and port signalling, various kinds of buoys and beacons over marine bird and sea mammal exploration to crossing international shipping routes. The boat tour finishes at the Thorntonbank wind farm, about 30 km off the coast.

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Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Tour

14 February 1981. Marvin Gaye arrives by ferry in Ostend, together with his little boy, Bubby. It marks the start of a fascinating story about Ostend, Marvin Gaye and the relationship between the two. ...

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Tasteful Heritage

Ostend is a city with a rich history. This walk takes you in a tasteful way along a selection of beautiful heritage sites. A few stunning houses in a nutshell, where you can also satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst. You can go get you free walking map at the Ostend Tourist Office (Monacoplein 2).

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Cycling Route: Ostend during the Great War

Cycle along Oostende's war heritage and other locations that played a part in WW I : Aachen Battery (domain of Raversyde), Fort Napoleon, remnants at the site of the "Halve Maan" and the bow of HMS Vindictive. Info panels provide information on the historical background of Oostende during the Great War: the importance of the port of Oostende and the coastal defences, the stream of refugees, etc. The cycling tour is +/- 16 miles.

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Digital Walk: Ostend during the Great War

We use the diary of Charles Castelein, who was a 52-year-old tram worker in 1914, as a guide. See the war years of Oostende through the eyes of a local inhabitant. You complete the walk at your own pace with the help of an audio guide with screen. ...

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City Farm Route

A bracing tour through the countryside around Ostend. Not everybody is familiar with Ostend's agricultural history. During this tour you can explore what's left of the farmland around Ostend in a recreational manner. You can go get you free walking map at the Ostend Tourist Office (Monacoplein 2). Enjoy your walk!

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Blue Bike Oostende

With Blue Bike, you can rent a bike 24/7! Once you become a member (€ 10), you can easily rent a bike at multiple Blue Bikes in several train stations in Belgium.

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Crangon

Shrimp fishing. The Crangon is currently being renovated. New boat trips are possible from 13 April 2019.

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Tourist office Oostende

The tourist office is located next to the Kursaal, close to dyke and beach.

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