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Ostend
Things to Do


  • 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
  • Oostende Swimming Pool
  • Located at '3 Gapers', right next to the beach, this public swimming pool has both indoor and outdoor pools, open everyday of the week (the outdoor pools only in the summer).
  • Address:
    • Koninginnelaan 1
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 50 38 83
  • Ostend Racecourse
  • Place your bets at the Ostend Horse Races, held at the Wellington Renbaan, or come here for a drink and to enjoy its live concert program – held every Monday in July & August from 4pm to 9pm.
  • Address:
    • Sportstraat 48
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Telephone +32 (0) 59 80 60 55
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VVW Inside Outside
  • Whether you're a beginner or an expert, whether it's kiting, surfing or windsurfing, everything that combines fun, excitement and the sea can be found at VVW Inside Outside. Join the club!
  • Address:
    • Schietbaanstraat 100
    • 8400
    • Oostende
  •   Website Telephone +32 (0) 59 32 03 32 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

Tourist attractions and things to do in Ostend, Belgium.

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