Ostend is a beautiful city located in West Flanders, Belgium. One can easily reach this city from any corner of the world by air. The Oostende airport is just a few minutes from the city-centre. People who can afford to come by private jets and charters. The city of Ostend is also well linked by the railways. The tourist can easily take a train from Amsterdam or Paris and come down to the city of Ostend.
There are plenty of interesting places around this city. The best part is that the places of interest are very close to each other and the tourist does not have to waste their time commuting between each destination. There are plenty of tourist attractions around the city. Some of the popular ones include the house of James ensorhuis, Kunst museum en zee, which means art museum ‘by the sea’, Leopold park, Sint Petrus en pauluskerk (st. Paul and peter church), etc. This famous neo-Gothic church was built in 1907 and has a memorial chapel that is dedicated to the first queen of Belgium. The cuisines served by the restaurants of Ostend are one of the best. ‘Dikke Melville’ is a famous local beer that is served here. Next to the fat melted to the right-hand side, one can find the popular floral clock that was created out of twenty thousand flowers and plants and is one of the best attractions of the place. The date of this clock is entirely made of flowers and is resent each day during summer months. The driemaster Mercator is a three masted schooner and is currently a popular floating maritime museum. This beautiful ship is indeed worth the visit and a treat for the kids.
The noordzee aquarium in this city is a wonderful treat for the eyes of the tourists who love fishes. There is a unique collection of fishes that are nowhere to be seen in the other parts of the world. The museumschip is a hot favourite among the children. It is actually a museum with collections of history and has the rich traditions of the Icelandic fishery of Ostend. The historisch museum in ostend was once king leopold’s residence and currently exhibits the displays of roman and neolithic objects that were found in the surroundings. This place also has a rich collection of Ostend’s traditional folklore, history and traditional dress. There is also a re-created version of a fisherman’s house, fisherman’s pub and tobacco store for the tourists to enjoy.
Another popular retreat in this place is the Ostend beach, which is heavily visited during the months of July and August. Hence, the tourists are advised to take accommodations at locations that are the centre of the city, so that they can easily visit all the corners of the city and enjoy throughout their stay. With so much to entertain and see, this place is really a visual treat for those who love to travel to new places and enjoy different cultures and their lifestyle. Hence, it can be concluded that Ostend is indeed Belgium’s pride.