Ostend’s local food isn’t first on the list for culinary excellence but that’s probably because the best critics have not visited or tried our regional specialties which are unique to the region. Ostend’s treats vary from brown shrimp to a sweet treat we call sea biscuits (zeebeschuit) and there are many places along the coast to find this delicious and unique local food. Here are some of our favourite Ostend specialties for you to try while you visit.

Brown Shrimp

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If you’re planning a city trip to Ostend, you’re in for a treat. The city is well known for the long beach and promenade but if you’re wondering what else to do in Ostend, we’ve put together this short guide. Ostend is Belgium’s only truly year-round destination and there are beach-side events throughout the year. You could download an Ostend App for on the move guidance to our gorgeous city but in the meantime, check out the best things to see and do in Ostend


Ostend is a city of unrivalled beauty. We are lucky to be along the beautiful Belgian coast and the city has many notable buildings and sites of interest. Here are some of our favourite historic buildings, close to your ideal accommodation in Belgium, Leopold Hotel Ostend. Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul  Among the many significant historic buildings in the city, one of the more popular tourist-friendly sites is the


Whether you are here for music or culture, for sports or with the family, there is always something going on in our busy city. We’ve put together a list of some of the best events taking place in Ostend soon, so you don’t miss any of the action.
Music events If you want to support our local talent, go see DrumSpirit Live! They were a surprise gold buzzer and a huge success on Belgium’s G...


The world is a very busy place. We are always on the go, answering emails, making calls and checking social media. If you find yourself on your phone all day, maybe its time for a digital detox. Escape your busy life with a day offline in Ostend. Our colourful and character-filled city is the ideal place to switch off and relax. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do in Ostend, keep reading for our highlights.
Visit the Beach If you have never visited before, one of t...