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Travel through the Bunkers

There are dunes 6 kilometers west of Ostend. The famous landmark of the coast of Belgium is located near them. This is the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum complex. It is open to tourists from 12:30 to 17:00 on weekends. You can get here in 20 minutes by the coastal tram. You will be able to plunge into the atmosphere of the First and Second World Wars once in the museum. You will see observation posts, artillery positions, and the Aachen coastal battery. You will also see the rooms where German soldiers lived. There are also their weapons and furniture on display in the museum. You will also have the opportunity to walk through numerous tunnels and bunkers.
Oostende will meet its guests with a wide choice of places to eat among which one will find not only excellent restaurants of Belgian cuisine but various exotic eating houses. One of the … Open

Tour of the Fort Napoleon

There is a large fort near Ostend. It was erected by order of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1811. It is a pentagonal building built of brick. It is surrounded by a moat. Today it is used as a museum. Tours are held here from 2 pm to 5 pm on Wednesdays and from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends. You can use the audio guide during your tour of the exhibition. It will tell in English, French, or German you about the life of French soldiers who lived in the fortress. You can visit the observation deck after the tour. You will have the opportunity to see the city from a new perspective.

Water Activities on the Beaches of Ostend

If you come to Ostend in the period from the first days of June to the end of September, you can relax on one of the 5 well-maintained sandy beaches. They stretch along the coast for 10 kilometers. The best of them is considered to be the beach located in the western part of the city near the former Villa of King Leopold II. You can swim and sunbathe there. You will also have the opportunity to go sailing, ride a boat along the coastline, and conquer the waves on a surfboard or a board with a sail. You will receive training and rent equipment at Surfclub Inside-Outside. Copyright
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Tour of the North Sea Aquarium

If you decide to admire the flora and fauna of the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Irish Sea during your vacation in Ostend, you can spend time in the North Sea Aquarium. It appeared thanks to fishermen who brought their prey here in 1977. It is open from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm on weekdays. You can visit it from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 1:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekends.
Leopold II The attraction is located on the pier. It occupies the building where the shrimp base was located in the past. You can stand by the racks while taking a tour of the North Sea Aquarium. Numerous shells, casts of crustaceans that lived in ancient times, and dried inhabitants of the seas are displayed on display. You can also see crabs, clams, anemones, and lobsters. They live in 13 glass aquariums. You will also have the opportunity to touch the stingray.
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Entertainment Center and Amusement Park Simulators

You can have fun at Ostend at any time of the year. You should arrive at Langestraat 46-50. The Lunapark Reflex entertainment center is located there. Table hockey, various video games, and slot machines are waiting for you in its halls.
Ostend The Earth Explorer Park is located on 128 Fortstraat Street during the summer months. It is open to the public daily from 10 am to 6 pm. There are educational rides-simulators there. You can feel the action of all 4 natural elements: wind, fire, earth, and water. For example, they can reproduce a tornado, earthquake, or volcano activity.
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Go Horse Riding in Wellington Racetrack

You will have the opportunity to walk around the city with a guide during your stay in Ostend. You will be sitting in a horse-drawn carriage. You can also visit the Wellington Racetrack. It operates near the coast. You can see horse racing and various performances, as well as horse riding there. If you have never sat in the saddle, you can use the services of a qualified instructor.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Oostende
♥   Restaurant 'Plat préféré' Snaaskerke. Type - Classic cuisine. 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Plassendale' Oostende. Type - Classic cuisine. 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Chaplin' Middelkerke. Type - Traditional cuisine. 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Kruidenmolen' Klemskerke . Type - Modern cuisine. 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Vlaschaard' Middelkerke. Type - Creative. 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oostende
♥   Castle 'Tillegem Castle' , 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Loppem Castle' , 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Male Castle' , 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Oostkerke Castle' , 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Beauvoorde Castle' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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