The long Belgian summer is drawing to a close and the evenings are slowly creeping earlier and earlier, but we still have a lot to look forward to in Ostend! Temperatures may not be hot enough to sunbathe, but Ostend still has a lot of events from music to horseracing, all within a short distance of our Ostend accommodation. Book a late season stay in Leopold Hotel Ostend by visiting our official website for exclusive access to our best available rates and special offers.
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Ostend history


Belgium is one of the smallest yet densely populated countries in Europe. Our hometown, Ostend, is the largest city on the Flemish Coast with a population of just over 70,000 people. Ostend isn’t an up and coming or newly established seaside town, purpose-built for tourists; Ostend is a city with its own history. Its nickname Brussels by the sea is apt, capturing the big city feel of the capital in our modern apartment blocks and the grandeur of the bridges and buildings combined with a seasi...


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.
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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...