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...

Tips for making your dad happy on Father's Day. Leopold Hotel Ostend.


It's almost Father's Day again! The most beautiful day of the year especially to put our fathers in the spotlight, because they too deserve that. On the 14th of June we show the most important men in our lives that he is appreciated with a nice present. You can already hear the old man saying 'I don't need to anything' but be very happy when you give him something nice. Keep it nice and simple at home, have a personal gift delivered or order a gift voucher for Leopold Hotel Ostend to enjoy...

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...