Agenda: music, nature and parks, walking and cycling and maritime in Ostend

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 ‘vistrap’ fish market and coastal fishing, the Westerstaketsel and the new port dams.

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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, including ‘listed’ fortifications, monuments and names such as Halve Maan, Spinoladijk, Buskruitstraat, Fort Napoleon, 'Vindictive', WW I and WO II bunkers and Cold War bunkers.

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Two-master De Nele

Past, present and future go hand in hand on board this two-master. The 'Nele' was built after the design of the historical Oostende two-mast smack and in accordance with the best sailing traditions.

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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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Museum Amandine

Currently closed. ...

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Ferry Visserskaai - Oosteroever

Free ferry service between the city centre (aquarium) and the 'Oosteroever' (Maritiem Plein) for max. 40 persons of which 15 bicycles. The new boat 'Raveel meets Ensor' is fully electric and is accessible for max. 80 persons, of which 30 bicycles. ...

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