Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Ostend, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 43 m
Descend 42 m

Explore Ostend in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Ostend

Sight 1: Sint-Jozefkerk

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St. Joseph's Church is a neo-Gothic parish church in Ostend, Belgium. The church is located on the Gentstraat and the Antwerpenstraat. The forecourt extends to the Alfons Pieterslaan.

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

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

500 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: 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, Heritage Website

506 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk

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Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk is a Roman Catholic church in Ostend, Belgium. The neo-Gothic building was constructed 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 31 August 1908. Its stained glass windows were destroyed during the two World Wars and were replaced by windows by Michiel Martens. The church is 70 metres (230 ft) long and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. Its spires are 72 metres (236 ft) high.

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

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Paster Pype

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Henri Pype or Father Pype, or popularly known as Paster Pype, was a Belgian Catholic priest and chaplain.

Wikipedia: Henri Pype (NL), Heritage Website

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Sint-Pieterstoren

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The solitary St. Peter's Tower or, popularly, Peperbusse in the Belgian city of Ostend is all that remains of the old St. Peter's Church, which was destroyed by fire in 1896.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pieterstoren (NL), Heritage Website

229 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Dominicanenkerk

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Dominicanenkerk Santy, Pieter / CC BY 4.0

The Dominican Church is a church building in the West Flemish city of Ostend, located at Christinastraat 95.

Wikipedia: Dominicanenkerk (Oostende) (NL)

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post

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

Wikipedia: Postgebouw van Oostende (NL), Website

353 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Leopoldpark

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

Wikipedia: Leopoldpark (Oostende) (NL)

527 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Casino Kursaal

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Casino Kursaal

The Casino-Kursaal or the Kursaal Oostende is a kursaal in the Belgian seaside resort of Ostend. It was built in 1950 and is built in white Portland stone, according to the plans of the architect Léon Stynen. It is located on the Zeedijk at the end of the Leopold-II-laan. In the colonnade are the bronze Four Elements by Oscar Jespers.

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


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