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An intimate dinner in a monument? Plenty of options!

Ostend's assets? James Ensor, the Casino, the magnificent beach... The list goes on and on. But we were really blown away by the many amazing places where you can eat or enjoy a drink. In listed monuments too. The "Tasteful heritage" walk provided the inspiration.

So look around and above all, enjoy every second!

Some highlights, from the Renaissance to Art Deco:

't Groote Huys

Some places really tick every box. A location in the historic city centre, just a short walk from the beach? Check! A magnificent and genuine restoration and renovation? Check! Delicious meals or a good place to enjoy a coffee? Check! A fabulous garden terrace? Check! If you enjoy life to the fullest then 't Groote Huys is your new place to go!

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Café Botteltje

We love a nice pub. If the walls of 't Botteltje could talk, we're sure they'd have many stories to tell! 't Botteltje serves no fewer than 300 beers (on tap and in the bottle) making it the leading beer pub of the Belgian seaside. The neo-classical building dates from the end of the nineteenth, early twentieth century.

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't Waterhuis

Are you looking for one of the most authentic places in the city? Try 't Waterhuis, Ostend's oldest café. They serve snacks and meals, but the main reason for coming here is the establishment's history. 't Waterhuis supplied the city with water, which was stored in a gigantic reservoir under the house, from 1632 onwards. How fascinating!

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Du Parc

We always go just a bit weak at the knees when we hear the name "Brasserie Du Parc". Whether you're from Ostend, a wash-ashore or a tourist, Du Parc always rings a bell. It's the favourite establishment of everyone who loves beauty and peace and quiet, in an oldskool brasserie setting.

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CultuurCafé De Grote Post

De Grote Post is another building for which we have a soft spot. This building from 1953 (designed by the architect G. Eysselinck) is now a busy cultural centre. Everything is just perfect here: the organic ingredients, the coffee, the atmosphere and even the chairs. They serve a copious breakfast and late snacks after performances. We wouldn't mind being locked up here for the day (and night).

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Walk: Tasteful heritage

Ostend is a city that is steeped in history. This walk takes you on a tasteful tour past some of the city's stunning listed buildings. In a nutshell, the perfect walk if you like stunning architecture and places where you can have a bite to eat or enjoy a drink.

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