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Ostend
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  • O.129 Amandine
  • This large 20th-century fishing trawler once plied the cold North Atlantic near Iceland, but ended its days in Ostend. It's now an interactive museum, explaining the risky livelihood of trawlermen.
  • Address:
    • Vindictivelaan 35-Z
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Telephone +32 (0) 59 32 32 89
  • Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk
  • Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk is a Roman Catholic church in the heart of old Oostende. The 'Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul' is famed for its impressive neo-gothic architecture, and is over 70m high.
  • Address:
    • Sint-Petrus en-Paulusplein
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Telephone +32 (0) 59 80 55 00
  • Mercator
  • This 1930's sailing-ship is moored in Ostend's marina, in front of City Hall. Since 1964 it has been floating museum, which you can explore both inside and out, to learn about its fascinating history.
  • Address:
    • Jachthaven Mercator
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •  Email Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 51 70 10 Facebook
  • Rock Strangers
  • A more vibrant, attention-grabbing series of sea-front sculptures would be hard to find. Rising like gigantic glowing rubies above the beach, these metal monsters have become icons for an Ostend reborn.
  • Address:
    • Zeeheldenplein
    • 8400
    • Oostende
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  • Atlantic Wall
  • These are the evocative remains of Hitler's defensive wall, built during the WWII to prevent the Allied invasion. The Atlantic Wall museum is in Raversijde, on the outskirts of Oostende.
  • Address:
    • Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 636
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 70 22 85 Facebook
  • Horse-drawn Carriages
  • Discover Oostende from a different perspective, riding in a horse-and-carriage, hired from the Seamen's Memorial (weather-permitting). Tours wend in and around this much-storied sea-side town.
  • Address:
    • Zeeheldenplein
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 478 30 96 10
  • Fort Napoleon
  • Fort Napoleon was built in 1811 by Napoleon as a means to defend Ostend from English invasion. Used in World War I, as headquarters for German forces, it is now both a museum and a memorial.
  • Address:
    • Vuurtorenweg 1/Z
    • 8400
    • Ostend
  •   Website Telephone+32 (0) 59 32 00 48 Facebook

Sightseeing guide for Ostend attractions. Places to see and visit in and around Ostend.

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