Ostend Holiday Travel Information

Belgium
At the 'City by the Sea', 9 kms of sandy beaches invites you to delightful sunbathing and a refreshing dip in the North Sea. Ostend is a cosmopolitan city with a harbour, yacht-basin, airport and over 50 hotels.

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We help you find the best Ostend hotels. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular accommodations in Ostend, according to other travellers like you.

Things to see and do in Ostend

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Oostende Haven
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Sailing Ship Mercator

Reviews of Ostend

Colleen Holbrook
Colleen HolbrookVancouver
31/05/2018

Not the largest city around, Ostend is a nice and relaxing coastal city with few tourists.

Rich Carriero
Rich CarrieroLongmont
14/09/2017

Ostend is a vital port town just north of Bruges. Near the port you'll find a pedestrian downtown with excellent seafood restaurants.

paul vermandel
paul vermandelOudenaarde
23/03/2013

Oostende is the queen of the bath places in Belgium. Big parties in the summer. Some good restaurants. A wonderfull place to start from to go for trips to other cities or countries. 1 hour from france, 1 hour from the Netherlands. Some places you really want to visit in Ostend. for a drink you can go to "t'botteltje" they have the most amazing collection of beers. For a little dinner go to "den artiest" for a good grill. For a good pasta you have "het waterhuis" and for a midday snack or some tapas you can go to "le beau site" on the promenade. I hope you can enjoy Ostend a little ;-)

Arlette Haggarty
Arlette HaggartyGlasgow
02/07/2012

a seaside resort a good hour on the train from Gent ,great place to visit and at the seaside take the tram and go along the coast if you like a stroll the promenades are great stop off have some fresh seafood and a glass of wine /beer and watch the world go by night life is good too shops and places of interest

Nearby destinations

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