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Easter holidays in Ostend

A lovely spring sun, the latest edition of The Crystal Ship, lots of activities for children and all the City by the Sea’s other well-known assets. What better place to spend a relaxing Easter break? You have definitely come to the right location for a mind-clearing walk on the beach, fine evening dining or just a plain old shopping spree (even on a Sunday)!

“The Crystal Ship” arrived in Ostend in 2016 and 2017: renowned and world-famous artists made enormous paintings on walls as well as fantastic art installations in open spaces. During the Easter holidays of 2018, about 15 new murals were added to the collection. All together, this creates an artistic journey in and around Ostend. ‘The Crystal Ship - art festival in the city' is the biggest festival of its genre in Europe.

This year, we welcomed top artists such as Icy & Sot (US), Colectivo Licuado (URY), Sainer (PL), Gaia (US), Milu Correch (AR), Ben Slow (UK) and Zoer & Velvet (FR).

Must do's during the Easter holidays

The Raft. Art is (not) lonely.

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"The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely.”, curated by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos, gathers works of 73 (inter-)national artists in Ostend, including 52 new creations by well-established artists like Michaël Borremans, Luc Tuymans, Bill Viola, ...

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1,000 square metres of trampolines, a huge ball bath, and a challenging play area for the little ones, all connected by an inspiring coffee bar: that is the definition of Hangtime! In addition to the trampolines, we offer heaps of extras: basketball hoops, dodgeball trampolines, foam pits—the list goes on. For the little ones, there is a challenging play area built by De Van Hut. Despite being for children, this area is not child's play in bright colours: it's a discovery zone. 

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34 years ago (on 1 April 1984), legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his father. Nevertheless, his soul continues to live on in Ostend. The “Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Tour” will provide you with all the details on his stay in Ostend, his comeback and the origins of his greatest hit, “Sexual Healing”.



You can travel to Ostend in many ways: on foot, by bicycle, by go-kart, by public transport etc. In addition, Ostend has an ample amount of (complimentary) parking facilities for motorists. When parking your car at the ‘Visserskaai’ or ‘Mijnplein’ car park, the first hour will be free of charge. In addition, the renewed ‘Station-Zee’ car park features 680 spaces where you can park your car at an attractive shopping rate of € 1.5 / 4 hours during weekends.


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