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There are no chain stores on Christinastraat; instead you will find a myriad of small, convivial shops. The street has grown into one of Ostend’s permanent fixtures in the past few years. The incredible diversity of shops here is simply amazing!



Indulge in something special at Choc’Lady, a shop that sells hand-made chocolate and pralines, some of which are even sugar-free. Just a little further on you will find Mordan: a household word in Ostend. From nutritional supplements to spelt pasta and super foods: Mordan sells everything that is good for the environment and your health.

A taste of Britain

Even if the ferry lines between Ostend and the UK have ceased operating they remain closely intertwined. This may very well explain why so many Ostend residents have a deep-rooted love for British products. Proprietor Peter of ’t Iengels Wienkeltje brings a taste of Britain to Ostend. Delicious tea, Quality Street sweets, all the ingredients you need for a high tea or English breakfast: in Ostend Britain is never far away.

James Ensor Gallery

Between Vlaanderenstraat and Christinastraat you will find the James Ensor Gallery; a covered and recently renovated historic shopping arcade. In this city it is also referred to as the Glass Street. In addition to indulging in some delicious shrimp croquettes – those served by La Galleria are legendary – you can also shop to your heart’s content here. Be sure to stop by at Ensor 14: stylish clothing for people of all ages. Or visit #GinoBoutique for unique cycling accessories and great gifts.

Shopping on Sunday

Shopping on Sunday

For those who want to shop on a Sunday, Ostend is the place to be! Throughout the year in the City by the Sea, most shops are open on Sundays. Apart from this luxury of shopping on a Sunday, Ostend has many more shopping trumps. The shopping streets in the centre are fully pedestrianized.

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