Ostend (Oostende), Belgium
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ABOVE: The Oleander, shown here, has
been replaced by the Larkspur on Transeuropa's Ramsgate-Ocean route.
Toerisme Oostende VZW, the official tourist office for Ostend, has a good
assortment of pages about activities, dining, hotels, local transportation, and other topics.
This commercial site has good descriptions of tourist
attractions, and many of its pages are generously illustrated with photos.
The Tourist Office for Flanders has general information on Belgium's northern,
Several daily crossings in each direction connect Oostende with Ramsgate,
England, with a crossing time of about four hours. (Warning: Foot passengers
aren't acceped, and pets aren't allowed on board.)
Port of Oostende
The port's Web site is useful mainly for maritime operators and shipping fans.
The SNCB (or NMBS, if you prefer Dutch) has an English-language journey planner
on its Web site.
"The Line," a local transit agency, operates a
coastal tram that links Ostend with other towns and railroad stations along
the Flemish coast.
Belgium Weather Conditions and Forecast
Metric and English measurements are available at this page from Weather.com,
which uses data from Oostende Airport.
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