Ostend (Oostende), Belgium
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ABOVE: A pavement artist attracts a crowd in
Historical Museum De Plate
The local history and folklore museum traces its roots to 1899. Today, the
museum occupies a building where Napoleon once stayed. Hours of operation are
limited, so check the Web site before visiting.
The "art museum by the sea for Belgian art" features works from 1830 to the
Ostend's most famous artist, James Ensor, is just one of the Belgian and foreign painters
whose works are in this museum's extensive collection. The museum administers the
House, which is open
There are many other museums and things to see in Ostend, such
North Sea Aquarium, the
Atlantic Wall (an open-air war museum),
Fort Napoleon, and the three-mast
sailing ship Mercator, which is open to visitors in the inner harbor.
For more local museums, sights, and monuments, browse Visit Oostende's listings
Book a boat with or without a skipper, or learn the ropes (a.k.a. sheets) of yachtsmanship
in a sailing course.
Ostend (Oostende) - Introduction