Agenda: sight, attraction, music, food and drinks, james ensor and art in Ostend

Sand Sculpture Festival 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
20/06/20 to 06/09/20

With just sand and water, artists from around the world create a fantasy world full of magic. The festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the globe. Not less than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, on an area of 10,000m², creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high to discover. The Sand Sculpture Festival is officially the largest festival of its kind in the world (Guinness Book of Records 2010). The trail is approximately 1 kilometer or 0,6 miles and the visit takes about 1 hour.

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Q-Beach House 2020

Where:
Groot Strand
When:
27/06/20 to 30/08/20

Q-Beach House returns to Ostend every summer. It has live performances, music events and silent movies, which is watching a movie with headphones. Qmusic – a Flemish commercial radio station – broadcasts live from the Q-Studio.

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Belgium- Argentina

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
27/06/20 to 08/11/20

Art and cultural mediators between Belgium and Argentina ca. 1910-1958. With Michel Seuphor, Paul Delvaux, Georges Vantongerloo, Victor Delhez, Huib Hoste, Jozef Peeters, Jo Delahaut… and Emilio Pettoruti, Pablo Curatella Manes, Raquel Forner, Tomas Maldonado, Victor Magarinos, Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Juan del Prete, Yente (Eugenia Crenovich) Binnenkort meer info

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North Sea Beer Festival 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
28/08/20 to 30/08/20

Ostend invites beer lovers from near and far to the North Sea Beer Festival being held over the last weekend in August 2019. Approximately 30 Belgian breweries and beer firms will be showcasing more than 200 Belgian speciality beers. There will be plenty of opportunity to sample some of the country’s better-known beers, and to discover many new brews, including several limited editions, as you explore the marquees dotted around the park. Alongside this extensive range of beers, food fans will find plenty to tickle their taste buds too. Several highly rated Ostend food trucks are keen to introduce you to their best dishes and will be cooking on the festival site.

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Once upon a time…

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
31/10/20 to 05/11/20

During the autumn break we transform the Leopoldpark into a fairytale world full of elves, trolls, princes and princesses. Every day there are various street acts, theater performances, workshops and stories to discover. A fairytale walk for the whole family to enjoy.

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Boulevard de Champagne 2020

Where:
Thermae Palace Hotel
When:
20/11/20 to 22/11/20

Great news for those who long to take a trip to the Champagne region: the Champagne region comes to Ostend! Ostend will be the Reims of the Belgian coast, with the exclusive Champagne event Boulevard de Champagne: a weekend filled to the brim with French bubbles, treats and live music!

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Winter in the Park 2020

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

In the midst of a beautifully lit up Leopold Park, visitors will be able to ice skate on the pond, which will be surrounded by over 50 wooden stalls selling typical Christmas products. During the Christmas holidays, children will be able to enjoy special entertainment acts and activities each day, which will make this an unforgettable experience.

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Santa’s House and Magical Christmas Tree 2020

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

Have you always wanted to know what Santa’s House looks like? This autumn, he will be setting up his house on the Ostend Wapenplein. Santa’s House is the ideal spot to take your Christmas photo.

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Christmas Village

Where:
Vissersplein
When:
17/12/20 to 01/01/21

The cosiest square in Ostend bathed in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the Christmas animation, the music, mulled wine and Flemish gin. The Christmas Village is surrounded by more than 150 Christmas trees.

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Museum Amandine

April 3rd 1995. On this day the Amandine entered Oostende harbour for the last time. On this day it dropped anchor for the very last time. The crew disembarked, swallowed hard and went home without looking back. The last page in Oostende's book on Iceland Fishing had been turned. Now, 13 years later, the Amandine has started her second career, a career as an interactive museum. It has taken two years of hard and concentrated work in the old shipyard 'Seghers' to restore the...

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