Guided walks

  • City centre walk
    On and within the line of the old Ostend city banks (levelled from 1865) you get to know the heart of the modern sea city which presents apart from its current touristic infrastructure also its glorious past. This heart beats between the Hendrik Serruyslaan, the Albert I-Promenade, the fishing quay ‘Visserskaai’ and the Vindictivelaan.
     
  • King Leopold II walk
    This walk is situated along the realizations and dreams of the Belgian King who gave Ostend its prestige. The Ostend Leopold II story is told through his amorous and Congo adventures and perceptible Bell Epoque memories.
     
  • Fishing quay (Visserskaai) walk
    A walk near the westside of the harbour channel with historical and current witnesses (references). Fascinating aspects of the age-old harbour and fishing activities: coastal vessels, the building of “DAB Vloot” and the Westerstaketsel or Western Pier, the Mercator Marina and the North Sea Aquarium.
     
  • James Ensor walk and the Ensor House
    This walk follows the track of Ostend’s most famous artistic son James Ensor. You visit his favourite places in the city centre and the house where he last lived, the Ensor House.
     
  • Military inheritance
    The Fort Napoleon (1811-1814) and the batteries Hundius and ‘Halve Maan’ (W.W) are silent witnesses of a turbulent war past.
     
  • The Maria-Hendrika park
    This renewed city park with recreational part, its biotope and historic landscape garden. After its recent renovation this inheritance of King Leopold II evolved from “Bois de Boulonge” to one of the most beautiful city parks of Flanders (40 ha).

 

BUS TOURS: (with your own bus)

  1. Greater Ostend
  2. Polder tour
  3. Harbour tour