Ostend is well known for its beaches where many happy memories are made and many warm summers are enjoyed. As Ostend is located along the Belgian coastline, it’s also an ideal place to explore by bike. Start a Belgian cycle tour in Ostend and discover the coast on two wheels, making sure to visit picturesque towns such as Blankenberge and Bruge which are nearby. Leopold Hotel is ideally located as a base for your cycling trip in Belgium, or to start or finish your tour.
Cycling in Os...


Do you feel it too? It is getting warmer outside, and, after that long winter, everyone feels like sitting on a terrace again nearby the beach. Fortunately, the terraces opened again on 8th May and we will enjoy them fully! Let us give you some tips for beach bars in Ostend!

1. Blue Buddha Beachclub Oostende
The Blue Buddha Beachclub stands, as the name says, for a chill, quiet beach club where both young and old can enjoy a drink and some delicious tapas. You can...


There is no doubt about the popularity of Ostend, once you have explored some of what makes Ostend glorious, you might consider exploring further afield. Here are our suggestions for the best day trip destinations accessible from Ostend.
Visit Ghent
Ghent is about 40 mins away from Ostend by train and about 45 mins by car (when there is no traffic).
Ghent and Bruges are cities with both a lot of historic influence and medieval buildings. Ghent is less known and less popul...


People tend to forget things in their everyday lives; umbrellas, keys, wallets, to water the plants; the list goes on. What about on holidays when your mind is otherwise occupied with having a good time? It’s no surprise that there is a lot of lost things in hotel rooms, some more unusual than others! We’ve put together a list of the most common lost property found in our hotel in Ostend, and what to do if you do leave something behind.
1. Mobile Phones
It’s sort of surprisi...

The best places to go in Ostend, tips from Leopold Hotel Ostend.


Summer is just around the corner and all we need is sun, sea and the beach! All the more reason to plan a trip to the Queen of Bathing Cities, Ostend. The perfect destination in your own country to relax and enjoy as much as possible. Apart from the many sights, the beach and the many shops, you will also have a lot of great addresses for a delicious drink and a snack. Especially for you we have selected our favourite locations in Ostend where you should go for breakfast, a break while sho...