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Oostende Holidays

This popular seaside resort is great for a day at the beach, cultural activities or museums. Enjoy this wonderful part of Flanders.

Oostende is just over the Belgian border, making it the perfect place for a lovely seaside holiday close to home. There are a number of museums and monuments commemorating Oostende's war history. It's a great way of combining relaxing days at the beach with cultural activities.

Oostende started as a little village in the eastern tip of an island off the coast of Belgium. Land reclamation enabled it to grow into the city it is today. A number of wars between the 15th and the 19th centuries have unfortunately destroyed most of the historic city centre.

Learn about the tough life at sea on Museumship Amandine, a ship that trawled Iceland's waters in the 1960s and is now a museum. The Noordzeeaquarium is also worth visiting. From here it's a 5-minute walk to the neo-Gothic Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk. History buffs will appreciate Fort Napoleon, which the French Emperor built in 1811 to defend the city against the English. Looking for more history? You'll find lots of it at the Atlantic Wall, an open-air museum with bunkers and an underground tunnel system built by the Germans in World War II.

The village is on the coast so you can also go for long walks on the beach while enjoying fantastic views of the ocean and coastline. The area also lends itself to bicycle tours. Take your own bicycle with you or hire one when you get there and take one of the routes through the flat landscape.

If you’re planning on travelling to Oostende by car, the city is just off a major motorway which is reached via Antwerp and Ghent. Oostende is also easy to reach by train. From Amsterdam, for example, you only have to change trains once at Antwerp Central Station. Take the coast tram (Kusttram) to reach other resorts along the coast.

Whatever your wishes, Oostende has something for everyone. Come see for yourself!


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£48
Alpha Hotel

Alpha Hotel

Louisastraat 18, Ostend
2.6
of 5, from 14 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is steps from Ostend City Museum, Ensor Museum, and Wapenplein Square. Ostend Pier and Casino Kursaal are also within 10 minutes.

£56
Leopold Hotel Ostend

Leopold Hotel Ostend

Van Iseghemlaan 110, Ostend
3.8
of 5, from 66 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Kursaal, Grote Post Culture Center, and Leopold Park. Mu.ZEE and Wapenplein Square are also within 10 minutes.

£84
Hotel Prado

Hotel Prado

Leopold II-laan 22, Ostend
4.1
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is steps from Casino Kursaal and Grote Post Culture Center. Leopold Park and Wapenplein Square are also within 5 minutes.

£70
City Partner Hotel Ter Streep

City Partner Hotel Ter Streep

Leopold II-laan 14, Ostend
3.7
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Ostend hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Kursaal and Wellington Racetrack.

£73
ACCES Hotel

ACCES Hotel

Van Iseghemlaan 21-25, Ostend
3.7
of 5, from 29 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is steps from Ensor Museum, Ostend Pier, and Ostend City Museum. Wapenplein Square and Casino Kursaal are also within 10 minutes.

£45
Hotel Le Parisien

Hotel Le Parisien

Groentemarkt 19, Ostend
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ostend, this hotel is steps from Wapenplein Square and Ostend City Museum. North Sea Aquarium and Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul are also within 5 minutes.

£46
Avenue Beach Hotel

Avenue Beach Hotel

Koninginnelaan 27, Ostend
3.4
of 5, from 16 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ostend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leopold II Statue, Wellington Racetrack, and Mu.ZEE. Casino Kursaal and Grote Post Culture Center are also within 15 minutes.

£86
Thermae Palace Hotel

Thermae Palace Hotel

Koningin Astridlaan 7, Ostend
3.3
of 5, from 39 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Ostend, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Leopold II Statue and Wellington Racetrack. Leopold Park and Casino Kursaal are also within 15 minutes.

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