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Christmas Holidays in Ostend

Ostend knows what to do with cold and short winter days; the Christmas break here is a great magical celebration. We give you following 6 tips on how to spend a great Christmas break in Ostend.


Five reasons for visiting Winter Ice

An ice rink of 1,200 m2, very good food and drinks, 14,000 little lights in the Christmas tree and a 10/10 for the atmosphere and the comfiness… That’s ‘Winterijs’, the biggest – temporary – covered ice rink of Belgium, on the ‘Wapenplein’.

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NYE Deluxe

Studio Brussel – a Flemish radio station – will take care of a spectacular New Year’s Eve in ‘Kursaal Oostende’. It will be a great way to start 2017!

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Mu.ZEE - Kunstmuseum aan zee

Some sea air and a share of culture all in one! Mu.ZEE will be working hard for you during the holidays. There will be exhibitions about B.LAST and Carsten Höller as well as one about other Belgian artists, Ensor and Spilliaert.

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Street art in Ostend

The Crystal Ship was and is still one of the best activities to do while being in Ostend. Come and admire artwork by, amongst others, Roa, Cyrcle and Van Heltens during a fascinating walk through and around the city.

Extra tip! This winter, the curator of The Crystal Ship, Bjorn Van Poucke, will guide you around personally every Sunday.

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Christmas Village

The liveliest square in Ostend bathed in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the Christmas animation, the music, mulled wine and flemish gin. The Christmas Village is circled by more than 50 christmas trees. The typical food and beverage chalets complete the cozy atmosphere. 

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The best waffles and pancakes according to our Facebook fans

Secretly, we think that Christmas is also a perfect period to eat waffles and crepes. The best places to eat those, according to our Facebook fans, are Gofroo, Chamonix and Cappuccino.

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