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  • Filmfestival Oostende
  • An annual film and entertainment festival held each September in Ostend since 2007, there are five main contests: Avant-premières, Pop & Rock, The Master Selection, TV Series and XL Gaming.
  • Address:
    • Koningin Astridlaan 12
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Telephone +32 (0) 59 50 25 00
  • TAZ (Theater Aan Zee)
  • Theatre by the Sea (Theater Aan Zee or TAZ) is an annual theatrical, musical and cultural summer festival. It takes place at many venues throughout Ostend – so you'll never by short of a show.
  • Address:
    • Hendrik Serruyslaan 18A
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Twitter Facebook
  • Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post
  • De Grote Post is a recently-renovated cultural centre. Here you can watch – or get involved with – everything from comedy to theatre, music to dance. Located in the city centre and now has its own café.
  • Address:
    • Hendrik Serruyslaan 18a
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Telephone+32 (0) 59 33 90 00 Twitter Facebook
  • Mu.ZEE
  • Mu.ZEE is a living museum that creates an interactive space for Belgian artists. Here their art can be approached by the public in a relaxed, free and creative way. Closed on Mondays.
  • Address:
    • Romestraat 11
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Telephone+32 (0) 59 50 81 18 Fax+32 (0) 59 80 56 26 Twitter Facebook
  • James Ensor House
  • James Ensor, one of Belgian's most important expressionist and surrealist painters, lived here in Ostend. View his paintings, and snippets of his solitary home life, at the James Ensor House.
  • Address:
    • Vlaanderenstraat 27
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Telephone+32 (0) 59 50 81 18 Fax+32 (0) 59 80 56 26 Twitter Facebook
  • Vrijstaat O
  • Vrijstraat O is in a pavilion that's part of the town's Royal Galleries. It is a cultural and artistic meeting point, where music, literature, poetry and debates both entertain & challenge.
  • Address:
    • Zeedijk 10
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 26 51 27 Facebook
  • Marvin Gaye Walk-umentary
  • Relive the unlikely love affair between US soul-singer, Marvin Gaye, and Belgium's favourite sea-side town, on the Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Tour. Rent your iPods & headset from the tourism office.
  • Address:
    • Monacoplein 2
    • 8400
    • Ostend
  •   Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 70 11 99
  • Kursaal Oostende
  • The Kursaal Oostende is a magnificent 2000-seat venue, regularly hosting internationally-renowned shows and musicals, and world-famous artists and bands. It also offers top-class B2B facilities.
  • Address:
    • Monacoplein
    • 8400
    • Oostende
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