Monuments in Ostend

Fort Napoleon

Fort Napoleon

At the end of the 18th century France annexed Belgium. Napoleon feared an attack from England at the port of Ostend and therefore built an impressive fort in the dunes in 1811. A British attack never happened. After that, the fort mainly functioned as an armory and a location for the French army. And after the fall of Napoleon in 1814, it ...

    Vuurtorenweg, Oostende
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    Lighthouse Lange Nelle Oostende

    Lighthouse Lange Nelle Oostende

    De Lange Nelle is the lighthouse of Oostende. It is one of the four still functioning lighthouses along the Belgian coast; the others are Newport, Blankenberge Heist. The tower extends 65 meters above the sea and the lamp with Fresnel lenses is positioned at ...

      Vuurtorendok-West, OostendeMore information

      Koninklijke Gaanderijen

      Koninklijke Gaanderijen

      King Leopold II commissioned the French architect Charles Girault to design the Royal Galleries. They linked the Royal Chalet to the entrance to the Wellington Race Course and were completed in 1906. The galleries extend over a length of 381.8 metres and comprise 343 metres of a linear double-nave construction and 77 arches which are partly ...

        Koning Boudewijnpromenade, OostendeMore information

        St. Peter and Paul Church

        St. Peter and Paul Church

        The neo-Gothic St. Peter and Paul's church was designed by the Belgian architect Louis Delacenserie. A man who had a lot of fame during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The train station in Antwerp was also by his design. This Ostend church has many interesting and exceptional details. Beautiful statues and flying buttresses adorn the ...

          Visserskaai, OostendeMore information

          Visserskapel Onze Live Vrouwe ter Duinen

          Visserskapel Onze Live Vrouwe ter Duinen

          De huidige kapel dateert van 1736. De kapel was een geliefde bedevaartsplaats van de Vlaamse vissers. Er hangen naast vele ex-voto’s, foto’s van sloepen, dikwijls met de namen en foto’s van de scheepsramp. In de gemetselde grot naast de kapel worden jaarlijks talloze kaarsen gebrand. Elk jaar op de derde zondag van mei wordt een ...

            Kapelstraat, BredeneMore information

            Memoriaal Prins Karel

            Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 636, Oostende