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Preparing your trip to Oostende: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

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
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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The author of the project of an unusual sculpture is an artist from Antwerp Benjamin Verdonck. Among the variety of urban buildings, he particularly liked the building of a retired club, which can be called a classic architectural monument of the mid-20th century. A beautiful historic building managed to survive to this day. In combination with an art monument, the old cottage looks very impressive. The only drawback of the house on a tree can be considered its modest size, it is too small to accommodate even one person in its walls. … Read further

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