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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Belgium > Ostende

Ostende. Pop. 68,931. Currency Euro. Language Dutch (Flemish). Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Nearest airport – Ostende and Brussels. Best Time to go – spring and autumn. Ostende was first established as a fishing and trading harbour in the province of Wset Flanders. In 1846 it became a transit port for the UK when a first ferry service sailed to Dover. This route has largely been superseded by Calais in France with Ostende serving the port of Ramsgate in England. However, Ostende has maintained and expanded it’s position as "The Queen of the Belgian sea-side resorts" with increased visitor numbers. A relatively new group to Ostende are the windsurfing and kite surfing crew. Ostende is blessed with great wind off the North Sea and these activity tourists are a year round sight. Interesting attractions in and around the city include: Casino; Fort Napoleon; James Ensor museum; Sea-Side Esplanade; The Mercator (tall ship); St Petrus and St Paulus Church.

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Thermae Palace Hotel Ostende

Thermae Palace Hotel, is a 4 star hotel with 159 rooms. The Thermae Palace Hotel is situated in a prime spot in Belgium, offering fabulous views from the majority of the luxury guestrooms. This is a charming property, with a traditional, rustic feel about it. It is of the highest quality with a level of service that is unbeatable in the area. The hotel is on the sea-front, overlooking an old church, making it the perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

Thermae Palace Hotel Ostende

Flemish Region - wikipedia

The Flemish Region (Vlaams Gewest or Vlaanderen in Dutch), a contemporary meaning of 'Flanders', is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium – alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.

James Ensor - wikipedia

James Ensor (April 13, 1860 - November 19, 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated with the artistic group Les XX.

Ostend - wikipedia

Ostend (Dutch: Oostende) is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke, Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper – the largest at the Belgian coast.

West Flanders - wikipedia

West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of the Flemish Region, also named Flanders, in Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the North) on the Netherlands, the Flemish province of East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) and the Walloon province of Hainaut (Henegouwen) in Belgium, on France, and the North Sea.

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