Ostend is famous for our 7 kilometers of fine sandy beaches, promenade, beautiful parks and gardens and plenty of great things to see and do.
Highlights include a well preserved section of the fortified Atlantic Wall, Casino-Kursaal, Mercator sailing ship now open to the public and Mu.Zee art gallery.
kursaaloostende.be | Kursaal-Westhelling
The striking white Portland stone building dominates the view at Albert I promenade. Watch a show in the magnificent concert hall or try your luck in the casino.
raversyde.be | Nieuwpoortsesteenweg
Walk through two world wars in bunkers and trenches. The Atlantic Wall is one of two museums at Raversyde consisting of over 60 bunkers, observation posts, positions and a 2 kilometer network of trenches and subterranean corridors. After touring the museums take a reflective walk through the scenic park.
Raversyde is 6 kilometer outside Ostend, Coastal Tram stop 32 ‘Domein Raversijde’ is just outside the entrance.
zeilschipmercator.be | Pensjagersstraat
Step aboard this mighty ship to uncover her impressive history.
Open every day between 10h and 17h.
The elegant spires of Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk (Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) can be seen from across the city. Inside the magnificent interior is lit through beautiful stained-glass windows.
oostende.be/stadsmuseum | Langestraat
Discover our cities fascinating past, and a few of our secrets. The Stadsmuseum Ostend is located in the former residence of our most famous resident, Louise-Marie, the first Belgian Queen in the old town.
muzee.be | Romestraat
Just around the corner from our hotel, Mu.ZEE is the art gallery by the sea. A unique collection of Belgian art since 1830 it also welcomes wonderful temporary exhibitions.
fortnapoleon.be | Vuurtorenweg
Fort Napoleon has been guarding Ostend for over 200 years. Originally built to repel an English invasion it also saw use during both world wars as an artillery quarter for the German Army. The fort has been carefully restored and turned into an open monument.
The fort is on the opposite side of the harbour, about 5 minutes’ walk from the ferry.