14 Sights in Ostend, Belgium (with Map and Images)

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1. Nationaal Monument voor de Zeelieden

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The Belgian National Monument for the Sailors is a tribute to the fishermen, ship boys, sailors and soldiers who let their lives at sea. It is located on Zeeheldenplein in Ostend in Belgium. The monument was designed according to an idea by Willy Kreitz and founded in 1953-1954 in the same place as the first Ostend Tower that had long been in disuse for a long time. The monument has been architectural heritage since 5 October 2009. It has been protected as a monument since 26 May 2005. Every year on Easter Monday, the fishing community brings a tribute to the victims of the sea.

Wikipedia: Nationaal Monument voor de Zeelieden (NL), Heritage Website

2. Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk

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Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk, the main church of Ostend, Belgium, is a Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic church. It is built on the ashes of a previous church that occupied the site. King Leopold II enthusiastically supported a plan to build a new and more magnificent church. Construction started in 1899 and was completed and consecrated by Bishop Waffelaert on August 31, 1908. Its stained glass windows were destroyed during the two World Wars and were replaced by windows by Michiel Martens. The church is 70 meters long and 30 meters wide. Its spires are 72 meters high.

Wikipedia: Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk (EN), Heritage Website

3. Kapucijnenkerk

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The Kapucijnenkerk is a church in the center of the Belgian town of Ostend, on the Kapucijnenstraat, in the middle of the former skippers' quarter. The church, built in 1618, is the second oldest building in Ostend, after the Sint-Pieterstoren. Originally, the building had one nave and was connected to a monastery. Later it was expanded with a second beech. The monastery was sold in 1798 and demolished. The church was repeatedly heavily damaged and restored in the course of time. The Capuchin Church was classified as a protected monument on 23 June 1960.

Wikipedia: Kapucijnenkerk (Oostende) (NL), Heritage Website

4. Museum Walraversijde - Bezoekerscentrum

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Walraversijde is an abandoned medieval fishing village on the Belgian coast, near Ostend. It was rediscovered in 1992 in a dune area, near a medieval dyke. Archeological research showed that it had been occupied, in two phases, between 1200 and 1600. Walraversijde has been studied more thoroughly and more systematically than any other medieval fishing community in Europe. The village has been partially reconstructed, and has a museum, Walraversijde Museum, dedicated to the site.

Wikipedia: Walraversijde (EN)

5. Ensorhuis

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The Ensor House is the house where James Ensor (1860-1949), together with his loyal servant August Van Yper, lived and worked from 1917 until his death. Ensor inherited the building from his uncle Leopold Haegheman and aunt Pauline Dewinter, who kept a shell and souvenir shop open. The house is located in the Vlaanderenstraat in Ostend, in the extension of the Kapellestraat. Before that, Ensor had lived in the parental home on the corner of Vlaanderenstraat and Van Iseghemlaan.

Wikipedia: Ensorhuis (NL), Heritage Website

6. Mu.ZEE

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The Mu. ZEE is a museum in Ostend, Belgium, specializing in Belgian art from 1830 onwards. It was created in 2008 by the fusion of the former Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst and the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Oostende, both located in Ostend. The museum has two dependencies, the Ensorhuis in Ostend, and the Permekemuseum in Jabbeke. Mu. ZEE is an abbreviation of "Kunstmuseum aan Zee".

Wikipedia: Mu.ZEE (EN)

7. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk

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The Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk is a church on the outskirts of Mariakerke, in the Belgian seaside resort of Ostend. The typical church, popularly called the Duinenkerkje, is located in a protected dune and polder landscape. It has been through a lot in the course of its long history, was destroyed several times and rebuilt each time.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk (Mariakerke) (NL), Heritage Website

8. Casino Kursaal

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The casino (kasino kurs) or east (kurs) is a cold storage room in the coastal city of eastern Belgium. It was built in 1950, and according to the architect's plan, it was built into white Portland Stone. It is located on the seawall at the end of the Leopold-Iran River. In the colonnade, there are four elements of the Coscar spray gun.

Wikipedia: Casino-Kursaal Oostende (NL), Heritage Website

9. Leopoldpark

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The Leopoldpark in Ostend (Belgium) was designed by the landscape architect Louis Fuchs (1818-1904) after the model of an English park, with bridges, hiking trails and flower beds. The park was partly laid out over the old city walls, but also partly outside in military domain. It has an area of about 5 hectares.

Wikipedia: Leopoldpark (Oostende) (NL)

10. Zeilschip Mercator

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Mercator is a steel-hulled barquentine built in 1932 as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet. She was named after Gerardus Mercator (1512–1594), a Belgian cartographer. She was designed by G. L. Watson & Co. and built in Leith, Scotland and launched in 1932.

Wikipedia: Mercator (ship) (EN), Website, Website, Heritage Website

11. Leopold II statue

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The statue of King Leopold II in the Belgian city of Ostend is located on the Royal Galleries by the beach. King Leopold II of Belgium was commemorated here as a benefactor of Ostend and the Belgian Congo. The inauguration was on 19 July 1931.

Wikipedia: King Leopold II statue (Ostend) (EN)

12. ML 561

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A Motor Launch (ML) is a small military vessel in Royal Navy service. It was designed for harbour defence and submarine chasing or for armed high-speed air-sea rescue. Some vessels for water police service are also known as motor launches.

Wikipedia: Motor Launch (EN)

13. Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post

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The Ostend Post Office is the former post office building located at Hendrik Serruyslaan 18 in Ostend after a design by architect Gaston Eysselinck. It is a protected building that was given a new purpose as Cultural Centre de Grote Post.

Wikipedia: Postgebouw van Oostende (NL), Website

14. Sint-Jozefkerk

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The Sint-Jozefskerk is a neo-Gothic parish church in the Belgian city of Ostend. The church is located on the Gentstraat and the Antwerpenstraat. The forecourt reaches as far as the Alfons Pieterslaan.

Wikipedia: Sint-Jozefskerk (Oostende) (NL), Heritage Website


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