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...


The salty wind blowing in your hair, the sound and smell of the sea,… Many people enjoy a trip to the sea. The Belgian Coast has a beautiful coastline and there are a lot of things to do in the city by the sea ‘Ostend’. At Leopold Hotel Ostend we are convinced that a trip to the sea must be possible and pleasant for everyone. So we have ensured that our hotel in Ostend is accessible. A place in Ostend where everyone feels welcome.
Enhancing our hotel accessibility with Mobility Mojo


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