We spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in Ostend. Are the shops, museums, attractions and restaurants in Ostend open on Christmas Eve (24 Dec.), Christmas Day (25 Dec.), New Year's Eve (31 Dec.) and New Year's Day (1 Jan.)?
Oostende during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
Most shops, attractions and museums are closed on Christmas Day (25 Dec.) and on New Year's Day (1 Jan.). On other Christmas vacation days they are open during regular opening hours (which can be found on the individual websites).
Most restaurants in Ostend are open on Christmas Eve (24 Dec.) and Christmas Day (25 Dec.) but a reservation is often necessary. Several restaurants are also open on New Year's Eve (31 Dec.) and New Year's Day (1 Jan.), but some of them are closed. Unfortunately, we do not have a list of restaurants in Ostend that are open during the Christmas holiday.
You find all information about local restaurants in Ostend on: https://oostende.org/en/food-and-beverages.php
For an overview with information and opening hours of each restaurant in Ostend, we refer to the website: Resto