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Koning Leopold II standbeeld Oostende 1. The best season for visiting the resort town of Oostende is considered to be the period from the beginning of June till the beginning of September. This period in Oostende features great tourist traffic. That is why travelers should book a hotel in advance as during summer period a free room in any hotel of the city is a real challenge.
2. A network of high speed trains TGV connects the city of Oostende with Brussels. A trip from one destination to another will take a little bit more than an hour. Prudent tourists should not stay away of the chance to visit neighboring cities as an average cost of a trip to Brussels will be about 16 Euro.
3. The optimum city transport is a tram which route lasts about two and a half hours. The tramway runs almost though entire coastal area. That is why the tram is an optimum way to reach any district of the city.
4. A cost of a trip in public transport totally depends on the length of the trip and is about 1.5Euro at an average. Tickets should better be bought in advance in special boxes installed close to every public transport stop. The tickets can also be purchased in specialized stalls named De Lijn, however in this case the cost will be higher.
5. All the beach areas are free to visit. Additional pay is charged for using beach and sport equipment and gears. All the areas of the beach are of ultimate cleanness. Visitors should drop litter only in special containers. High fees are charged for breaking the rules. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Beer fans should necessarily try and appreciate beer of local production named Keyte beer. This sort of beer is served in all pubs, bars and beer restaurants. Very often a glass of beer is added with an impressive sizing of house speciality treats.
7. Almost all museums and cultural institutions offer sufficient discounts for kids. A major part of museums and exhibition galleries are open on Saturdays and Sundays meanwhile a usual day off is considered to be Tuesday for that kind of establishments.
Oostende is a town on the sea of an ultimate beauty. It has gained the recognition and passionate love of tourists for plenty of interesting landmarks and sights as well as for a vast choice … Open
8. Working schedules of entertaining establishments and shopping centers change every season. Working hours of different establishments and a cost of entrance tickets may be specified in any tourist information center. Travelers will be offered a city map there as well as free leaflets with tourist routes descriptions.
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What to visit being in Oostende - unique sights

Brugge

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The Hans Memling museum, opened in the 15th century, is one more interesting place in the town. A lot of items that are exhibited in the museum were there since it first days. The most unusual cultural landmark of Brugge is the Lace center. Since the old times the town was the large center of lace production. Now you can buy the unique lace staff. For 2000 year the historical district of Brugge with all its architectural monuments was placed in a list of UNESCO heritage. … Read further

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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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Travelling to Oostende - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Oostende. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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