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Ostend (Oostende in dutch) is Belgium’s Queen of Coastal towns. Featuring broad sandy beaches, large beach boulevards, a popular marina and a big busy fishing port. Inside the city you’ll find a mix of art, culture and entertainment, making it a city you must visit at the Belgian Coast.

How to travel to Ostend:

Ostend can easily be reached by train from all major Belgian cities. The coastal tram connects Ostend with all other Belgian Coastal Towns.

When traveling by car from the UK, you can either take the ferry or Eurotunnel to cross the channel. Currently the Ostend Ferry Harbor is closed until further notice.

Getting around in Ostend

Ostend can easily be visited on foot or by bike. You could also hire a skelter at one of the many stalls at the beach promenade. The Coastal Tram will bring you to any Belgian coastal city.

Finding Accommodation in Ostend:

Ostend has plenty of different accommodation types to offer. Apart from the classic hotels and romantic bed & breakfast’s there are also many apartments available for rent.

Ostend Tourist Map: