Tik Tok is the latest craze to hit the social media scene with millions of people browsing billions of videos every day. Did you know that Ostend has its very own Tik Tok tour? The online tour takes you through our most popular locations so you can recreate videos and learn dances that have gone viral on the video sharing app. Remember to book your accommodation in Leopold Hotel Ostend for a perfect base to explore the city. Make sure to tag us on social media if you recreate any of these brilliant videos.

Download TikTok from the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store or wherever you get your apps. Pick up your free TikTokTour at Tourism Oostende or download it via www.tiktokoostende.be.

  • Set off on your TikTok tour at The Crystal Ship, an installation of colourful graffiti and street art around Ostend. Practice your favourite dance, stopping the music, and moving down the wall to show off some of the best artistic talent in our city. The art installation has been an important and vibrant part of our city since 2016 covering the city with murals, sculptures & installations.
  • Move on to the best shopping street in Ostend, Adolf Buylstraat. Skip through the streets with your shopping bags showing your audience this gorgeous area and the many high street and high-end names you can find here.
  • Did you know that the artist James Ensor lived in Ostend? The famous Belgian painter and printmaker was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism in the early 1900s. Show TikTok the cottage next to the James Ensor experience where he lived until his death in 1949. If you get a chance, go in and experience it for yourself, it’s a fascinating insight into the life and mind of this excellent artist.
  • Nature gives inspiration for your next TikTok. Using the Halo filter, add an air of mystery to the ‘Monument to a Wullok’, which is essentially a giant shell, inside Beaufort Sculpture Park.
  • From an ode to the sea to a floating museum. Moored in front of City Hall since 1964, Mercator has been a national Heritage site since 1996. Use the power of technology to show the world our famous maritime heritage and don’t forget to use an Ostend Sea shanty as your background music!
  • Ostend has a beautiful floral clock, right next to the Leopold II-laan, the entrance of the Leopold Park. The clock displays the city name and the date which changes every day. This gives huge potential for TikTokkers to return day after day! About 20,000 flowers and plants are used in the clock and it’s picture perfect.
  • The unique Thermae Palace Hotel was opened in 1933 by King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth. Due to the unique combination of mineral water and seawater, this spa centre has become one of the most important in Europe. Use the steps leading to the beautiful building as part of a TikTok dance routine and make sure to zoom out to get the entire experience.
  • Umbra Vertigo is one of the most picturesque and scenic views in Ostend and it’s right to include them in your TikTok tour. From the front, the sculpture shows a woman with a wild hairstyle. When you move to another perspective, you’ll see a pyramid of cylinders that looks different from every angle. It’s the perfect mind-bending image that would get a lot of likes and shares on TikTok.
  • The final stop on our TikTok tour is Altar, our special window to the sea. Use the zoom and wide-angle lenses to enjoy the view while showing the world the beauty of the Ostend coastline. Add your own atmospheric music to set the tone.

TikTok may not be high on your list of things to do this year, but Ostend should be. This tour shows potential visitors from all over the world the finest parts of our area and encourages young and old to visit for themselves. Book your stay in Leopold Hotel Ostend to be stone’s throw from the must-see sights in Ostend. Our best rates and special offers are exclusively available on our website.

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