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Ostend is a city in the Belgian province of West Flanders, which lies approximately midway along the Belgian coast. The city is a major tourist and economic center and has a seaport and airport.

As "City by the sea" Ostend currently focuses on the culture-loving tourist, the weekend visitors from inland and foreign tourists. In summer it's nice the go to the beach,to take a walk in the dunes or on the dike. Some important cultural events organized in Ostend: Theater Aan Zee and Paulusfeesten.

The Floral Clock, the fish ladder, the lighthouse Lange Nelle and the Casino Kursaal are some of the many cultural attractions. Ostend obviously has a great maritime past; the Mercator, Amandine and the North Sea aquarium are witnesses of this era.

Art lovers can visit the Kunstmuseum aan Zee, abbreviated Mu.ZEE, the Ensor House that is arranged as a museum, the City Museum, the Provincial Domain Raversijde with the archaeological site Walraversijde, the domain of Prince Karel and the remnants of German dune defense institutions from the First and Second World War, and finally the Fort Napoleon. There are several small galleries where temporary exhibitions are held.

You can also try your luck at the casino or have something to eat at one of the many restaurants on the dike or in the center. On the roof of the casino you can enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner with stunning views over the North Sea, in the restaurant "Ostend Queen". Or a night out in "Lafayette", this music bar brings soul and funky music back to life in the coastal city. offers a wide range of restaurants in Ostend. For a romantic dinner with two or a dinner in group, you will find a wide range of restaurants in the region at the best prices. Many restaurants in Ostend can also be booked online!