Ostend

Ostend grew from a fishing town to a harbor city. It became the seaside resort it is today when royalty began visiting in the 19C.

Interesting locations are the Casino and Fort Napoleon. Ostend is also famous for its sea-side esplanade, including the Royal Galleries of Ostend, pier, and fine-sand beaches. The Mercator, the ex training sailing ship for Belgian merchant navy officers, is now open to the public to view. Near the beach is a well-preserved section of the fortified Atlantic Wall, open to the public as the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum located in Raversijde. You can wander the little streets around Het Vissersplein. At certain times there are local markets in the streets and in the summer the Vissersplein has music festivals. The Vissersplein has many brasseries where you can sit outside and have a drink.
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  • La place d'Armes (Wapenplein-Ostend)
  • Mercator en station
  • James Ensor Museum
  • L'étang du parc Léopold
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