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Plopsaqua

PlopsaquaPlopsaqua

Plunge into the wonderful water world of Plopsaqua! Are you ready for a brand new adventure with Vicky the Viking? Then come take a dive into the wonderful water world of Plopsaqua! Boat along through the breathtaking whitewater river in a magical snowy landscape, or discover a range of water ...

Book tickets online De Pannelaan 68, Adinkerke
tel. +32 584 202 02
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Aquafun De Haan

Aquafun De HaanAquafun De Haan

Aquafun in Sunparks de Haan offers waterfun for the whole family. During your stay access to waterfun is free everyday. Aquafun is open everyday from 10am to 6pm. Imagine all of this while in the middle of lush vegetation, in a gentle subtropical heat. The Swimming Pool is on ...

Wenduinesteenweg 150, De Haan
tel. +32 504 295 96
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Wellington track

Wellington trackWellington track

Since it was built in 1883 the Wellington track has welcomed many visitors. Partly because of its special location on the Royal Galleries the horse race track has much respect. Therefore many high-ranking guests have attended one or more races. Some come to try their luck and others come to ...

Koningin Astridlaan 12, Oostende
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Scenic Park Raversyde

Scenic Park RaversydeScenic Park Raversyde

A diverse landscape of water, reed land, pastures, meadows, plantings and woodland, invites visitors to an exploratory walk. each season brings something new to discover: spring flowers, summery meadows, migratory birds in autumn and winter, visitors fill up the annual calendar. Raversyde is ...

Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 642, Oostende
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North Sea Aquarium

North Sea AquariumNorth Sea Aquarium

On the fishermen's wharf in Ostend is the educational North Sea Aquarium. A rich variety of sea flora and fauna, usually with exotic azure blue seas can be seen here. The diversity of the inhabitants of the North Sea can easily be overlooked. Compared to many of the imaginative tropical ...

Visserskaai, Oostende
tel. 059 321 669
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Fort Napoleon

Fort NapoleonFort 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. ...

Vuurtorenweg, Oostende
tel. 059 320 048
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Three-master Mercator

Three-master MercatorThree-master Mercator

The Mercator was the training ship for the officers of the Belgian merchant navy, in service from 1932 to 1960. Now the ship is at anchor in Ostend, where it is maintained in its original state. You can visit include the dorms, the mess of the Cadets and the operating room. The audio guide leads ...

Mercatordok, Oostende
tel. +32 597 056 54
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Kursaal Oostende

Kursaal OostendeKursaal Oostende

The fourth Kursaal (Casino) of Oostende is a highlight in the architecture of the 1950s. It is characterised by a modernistic design combined with neoclassical elements on the front façade. The architect Stijnen created an avant-garde building that ...

Oosthelling 12, Oostende
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St. Peter and Paul Church

St. Peter and Paul ChurchSt. 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. ...

Visserskaai, Oostende
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Museum Ship Amandine

Museum Ship Amandine

The Amandine 0.129 was the last IJslandvaarder and reminds the most infamous period in the Flemish fishing history when the fishermen went after the finest and tastiest fish in the icy waters around Iceland. Many coastal residents gave their lives. The IJslandvaarder was purchased by the city of ...

Vindictivelaan, Oostende
tel. +32 592 343 01
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Koninklijke Gaanderijen

Koninklijke GaanderijenKoninklijke 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 ...

Koning Boudewijnpromenade, Oostende
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James Ensor museum

James Ensor museumJames Ensor museum

The Ensor House is the house where James Ensor resided during the last 32 years of his life. The bulk of his work saw the light of day in the little work shop which he set up in the garret of his parent’s house.

Vlaanderenstraat 27, Oostende
tel. +32 598 053 35
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Japanese Garden Shin Kai Tei

The name Shin Kai Tei refers to a piece of Japan in Ostend. Prince Philip opened the Japanese garden in 2001. King's Park, which is not far from the royal villa, was chosen as the best place for the development of the more than 2,500 square meters of garden. Japanese architect Takashi Sawano has ...

Koningin Astridlaan, Oostende
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Leopoldpark

Leopoldpark

Het Leopoldpark in Oostende werd ontworpen door de tuinarchitect Louis Fuchs naar het model van een Engels park, met bruggetjes, wandelwegen en bloemperken. Het werd aangelegd gedeeltelijk over de oude stadswallen, maar ook gedeeltelijk erbuiten ...

Leon Spilliaertstraat 41, Oostende
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City Museum Ostend

City Museum Ostend

The City Museum of Ostend houses a sea of stories. The City Museum guides you through the fascinating story of Ostend and also takes a look at the future. Many objects, posters, documents and multimedia applications reveal the secrets behind the urban development, tourism, fisheries, harbor and ...

Langestraat 69, Oostende
tel. 059 516 721
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