Shopping at the Belgian Coast


Easter vacation has begun! And that's the ideal opportunity to come back to the coast. Ostend is a top city when it comes to shopping. Think of: car-free shopping streets, cheap parking and a wide variety of shops.

The most famous shopping street in Ostend is of course the Kapellestraat. This street already has more than a hundred shops. In this car-free street you will find large chains such as Zara, Hema and Inno. Definitely worth a visit!

The Vlaanderenstraat is also hi...

Tips for a holiday with the family at Ostend


A holiday at the beach with children, you don't have to go abroad for that. Even in your own country you can enjoy the seaside and get holiday vibes. With an ice cream in your hand and your feet in the seawater... Ostend is a vibrant city and besides the beautiful shopping streets for an extensive shopping day, the city also does very well on the scale of child-friendliness. It's the perfect combination between city life and beach life, it's the queen of seaside resorts and therefor...

Mothers Day gift inspiration


May 10th is Mother's Day, the day our moms deserve their moment to be spoiled. Even if you have to stay at home because of the corona measures and you can't visit your mom. Keep it nice and simple at home, have an original gift delivered or order a gift voucher for Leopold Hotel Ostend to enjoy it to the fullest afterwards.

Because she is the most caring, the best or the sweetest person. There are hundreds of reasons to tell her that she is appreciated. We have selected the b...


Are you planning a trip to our wonderful city? If so, you’ll probably have lots of questions about what
to do here, how to get around and where to find the best shopping. Instead of spending hours
Googling the answers, we’ve put together a short but informative blog of the most frequently asked
questions about Ostend. If you don’t find the answer to your question, don’t be afraid to ask our
friendly staff who are always happy to help.
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While a beachside destination is usually reserved for your summer holiday, Ostend is just as beautiful during the colder winter months too. Aside from the festive cheer which spreads through the city like a delightful breeze of cold air, there is plenty to see and do. Spend an afternoon shopping, enjoying a walk on the beach or you could brave the cold with a dip in the sea.
Ice Cold Dive Early in January thousands of crazy (of course we mean very brave!) swimmers brave the fr...