More about Oostend
This small town was constructed on the eastern part of an island between the North Sea and a beach lake.
In order to preserve their town from the ravages of the sea, the residents decided in 1395 to build a new Oostend behind some large dikes and some distance away from the wild waters.
Be sure to stroll along its famous seaside esplanade and take in its soft sandy beaches.
Places of note include the Royal Galleries, the Atlantic Wall (which has a museum) and the Mu.Zee, the museum of modern art.
The Vissersplein (Bonenstraat/Kadzandstraat) is a car free zone lined with brasseries.