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.
You’ll be lucky to get a really sunny day on the beach in the late summer so plan for all types of weather on your trip. Ostend beach is stunning at all times of the year, even in Winter. Throw on a sweater and enjoy a walk along the beach, enjoying Ostend Harbour and views across the North Sea. Stop in some of the cafes and stalls along the way to treat yourself to your last ice cream of the year or a coffee or Belgian hot chocolate if you’ve chosen a cool day. You should also take your time to ramble the streets of the city and enjoy the amazing street art, find some stylish shops, and dine in trendy cafes.
It’s festival season in Ostend with something here for young and old.
Kursaal Oostende transforms into a Motown wonderland on Friday 8 Oct 2021. While many of our favourites have long since passed, you’ll still hear the greatest hits from Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Isley Brothers and many more, live on stage. You can experience dozens of sparkling costume changes, a superbly choreographed cast and reminisce with the music you grew up with. It will be a night to remember for lovers of Motown and beyond
Keep an eye on the events schedule in Kursaal Oostende for some other excellent music gigs including Leo Sayer, Kim Wilde, Johnny Cash Roadshow, 10cc & Dire Straits Experience and so much more.
If your idea of fun is less dancing the night away and more running late into the evening, join this year’s MetaRelax® Ostend Night Run on 18th September 2021. At sunset, the Night Run begins at the beach promenade with a shotgun start and runs for three distances, 7 km, 14 km, and 21 km. They also run a team event for corporate teams and a kids run so no one is left out. Start your training soon and don’t forget to book comfortable accommodation to recover well from your marathon run!
It’s the right time of year to enjoy horse racing! Dress to impress for a day at ACEG Wellington Hippodrome in Ostend, enjoying some light-hearted betting and fun with friends. starting at the end of June, there's a race day every Monday until the end of the summer in September. The stadium, named after the Duke of Wellington, is popular with equestrian enthusiasts and in more recent times has also hosted some huge names in music such as David Bowie and Michael Jackson. The racing starts at 11.30 am and goes on all day. Book these popular days out in advance as tickets are limited and not available at the door.
There are a million things to see and do in Ostend but only one perfect accommodation choice. Book your stay in the remarkable Leopold Hotel Ostend for a comfortable, luxurious stay that you’ll remember a long time after you’ve left. We look forward to welcoming you and hearing what excellent end of summer activities you enjoyed the most.