About Oostende

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The famous lighthouse or De Lange Nelle is the fourth one in the history of Oostende and the third one on this location. It was built between 1947 and 1949, rises 65 metres above the sea and guides the fishermen safely in the Ostend harbour. It is one of the four still working lighthouses along the Belgian coast, the others are Nieuwpoort , Blankenberge and Heist . Rising to a height of 65 meters above the sea, this slender piece of beauty with its striking blue and white colors, has a light frequency of 3 long flashes of light every … Continue reading

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Oostende, a small city in West Flanders in Belgium, features a large number of places to visit, all of which are located close to each other and can thus be reached on foot. The Leopold Park is one of the major attractions of this small city. Constructed directly in the centre of the city, this 5 hectare wide park is like a green oasis where all visitors find peace. The beauty of the flowers and greenery around gives everyone a healthy sense. The fresh air, quiet and aesthetic beauty makes this park ideal for a walk. The most interesting thing … Continue reading

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This remarkable ship takes after its creator Adrien de Gerlache, an Antarctic explorer who designed it to serve the purpose of the Belgian merchant fleet’s training. She was launched in the year 1932 and was assembled in Scotland in the city of Leith. Though the original motive behind building this ship was training of the Belgian fleet, it was also used as an ambassador for Belgium on world fairs and in sailing events as well as to make scientific observations. She even won the Oslo-Oostende tall ships race in 1960. Not only this she was also used to transport many … Continue reading

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Oostende is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke (West Flanders), Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper – the largest on the Belgian coast. When in Oostende, you can always visit the North Sea Aquarium near the old fishing harbour. It is open from April to September daily from 10am-noon and 2-6pm and October to March weekends from 10am-noon and 2-6pm. Standing on the quai au poisson (fish quay) the aquarium takes its visitors for a ride through the fauna and flora of the North … Continue reading

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Located in the Flemish province of West Flanders, Oostende is a Belgian city. The city of Ostend proper is the largest such city on the Belgian coast. It also consists of other boroughs like Stene and Zandvoorde. It also comprises of several tourist attractions. Its location on the coast itself proves to be a great temptation. Besides the scenic beauty of the ocean and the entertainment of a widespread beach, Ostend consists of other sources of entertainment too. Here are a few of those. If you are a fan of history, you must visit Fort Napoleon, which is the only … Continue reading

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