About the North Sea Beer Festival
Toast the end of summer by quaffing some delectable brews near the water at this relaxing seaside town.
About 30 breweries and beer companies will be flaunting more than 150 Belgian speciality beers.
Uncover new brews as well as the highly-prized limited edition libations.
Food trucks are offering some tasty food besides the great beers.
Besides the North Sea Beer Festival liquid entertainment, you will be serenaded with music with a full program of live performances and DJ sets.
No advance tickets. You just pay as you drink and eat.
More about Ostend
This small town was constructed on the eastern part of an island between the North Sea and a beach lake.
To preserve their town from the ravages of the sea, the residents decided in 1395 to build a new Ostend 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.