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The Belgian coastal city of Ostend is a popular tourist destination in the West Flanders region, offering all the delights of a pretty seaside spot including harbour, marina and sandy beaches.
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Ostend flights arrive into Bruges International Airport (OST) just a few miles from the city. However, with no services from the UK, most passengers will instead travel to Brussels and onwards by train or bus or using car hire. Travelling into the centre by bus or car is relatively easy and, if you do choose to drive while there, parking is readily available.
Ostend is a great city to explore on foot, as most attractions are in close proximity to each other. Like much of Belgium, there are many historical points of interests to explore relating to the first and second world wars, including a number of museums.
If marine history is of more interest, the city plays home to the former training ship the Mercator, now a floating museum. Also visit the Amandine Maritime Museum, on land.
Aside from exploring the cultural side of Ostend, there’s lots to keep visitors amused, from shopping in the mall for international brands or for local specialities – such as chocolate – on the streets. In the city, discover Leopold Park with its flowerbeds, ponds and the stunning Floral Clock – nine metres in diameter and made of 20,000 flowers.
The city's Earth Explorer is a scientific extravaganza that’s great for families. During the summer months, the sandy beaches are a great place to relax and unwind.
If you’re interested in enjoying the city nightlife, explore the many seafood restaurants and bars or visit the Kursaal Casino.
Just a short trip away is Bruges, with all its historic splendour. Cobbled streets lined with classic Belgian produce, including stunning chocolate and lace stores, are surrounded by canals. Leuven, Brussels and Mechelen are also within easy reach.
Ostend offers a combination of history, scenery and modern attractions and a great centre for any holiday to Belgian. Find cheap flights to Ostend or Brussels by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.
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