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Aquafun Oostduinkerke

Aquafun OostduinkerkeAquafun Oostduinkerke

The 2,000 sqm and completely renovated Aquafun is the ideal place if you want a break from salt water. In the wave pool you'll feel like you're in the sea. Afterwards you can speed down the Black Hole, a slide in the dark with light and sound effects. Admission to Aquafun is free every day of your ...

Polderstraat 158, Oostduinkerke
tel. +32 582 373 11
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Plopsaqua

PlopsaquaPlopsaqua

Plunge into the wonderful water world of Plopsaqua! Are you ready for a brand new adventure with Vicky the Viking? Then come take a dive into the wonderful water world of Plopsaqua! Boat along through the breathtaking whitewater river in a magical snowy landscape, or discover a range of water ...

Book tickets online De Pannelaan 68, Adinkerke
tel. +32 584 202 02
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Villa Les Zéphyrs

Villa Les Zéphyrs, where time has stood still in the 30s. Between the two world wars the villa was used as holiday accommodation by a doctor's family from Ghent. By protecting it and remodeling it like it was back then, it quickly became a heritage site that is highly appreciated by visitors and ...

Henri Jasparlaan 173, Westende-bad
tel. 059 319 128
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Japanese Garden Shin Kai Tei

The name Shin Kai Tei refers to a piece of Japan in Ostend. Prince Philip opened the Japanese garden in 2001. King's Park, which is not far from the royal villa, was chosen as the best place for the development of the more than 2,500 square meters of garden. Japanese architect Takashi Sawano has ...

Koningin Astridlaan, Oostende
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Crafts Museum Florishof

Crafts Museum Florishof

Florishof wants to colorfully emphasize the village-folk life of the last century. Around the chapel is an inn, the shops, the school, the fashion studio and the interior of the oldest, in its original state preserved, fishing house of the municipality.

Koksijdesteenweg 24, Oostduinkerke
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James Ensor museum

James Ensor museumJames Ensor museum

The Ensor House is the house where James Ensor resided during the last 32 years of his life. The bulk of his work saw the light of day in the little work shop which he set up in the garret of his parent’s house.

Vlaanderenstraat 27, Oostende
tel. +32 598 053 35
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Coastal History Museum - De Oude Post

Coastal History Museum - De Oude PostCoastal History Museum - De Oude Post

What was it like to spent a day at the sea in those times? How did tourism come about? The 'Kusthistories' (Coastal History) museum takes you back to the coastal past and uses modern presentation techniques. Get to know beautiful coastal posters and swimwear from a bygone era.

Joseph Casselaan 1, Middelkerke
tel. +32 593 197 97
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Plopsaland

PlopsalandPlopsaland

Plopsaland De Panne is a vast theme park at the Belgian coast. Enjoy the thrills of some 40 attractions and the magical environment in which they’re set! Imagine you’re a brave knight and enter the Castle Zone to go for a ride on the Dragon’s ...

Book tickets online De Pannelaan 68, De Panne
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tel. +32 584 202 02
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Rederij Seastar

Rederij SeastarRederij Seastar

The shipping company ‘Seastar’ offers you the possibility to discover the sea and the inland waters near Nieuwpoort. The mother ship ‘Seastar’ started in 1991. Ever since the shipping company transported over a million guests. You can choose to go out on the water for boat trips ...

Havengeul 17, Nieuwpoort
tel. 058 232 425
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Fort Napoleon

Fort NapoleonFort Napoleon

At the end of the 18th century France annexed Belgium. Napoleon feared an attack from England at the port of Ostend and therefore built an impressive fort in the dunes in 1811. A British attack never happened. After that, the fort mainly functioned as an armory and a location for the French army. ...

Vuurtorenweg, Oostende
tel. 059 320 048
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North Sea Aquarium

North Sea AquariumNorth Sea Aquarium

On the fishermen's wharf in Ostend is the educational North Sea Aquarium. A rich variety of sea flora and fauna, usually with exotic azure blue seas can be seen here. The diversity of the inhabitants of the North Sea can easily be overlooked. Compared to many of the imaginative tropical ...

Visserskaai, Oostende
tel. 059 321 669
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Nationaal Visserijmuseum

Nationaal VisserijmuseumNationaal Visserijmuseum

In the National Fisheries Museum you stroll through the history of the Flemish sea and coastal fishing industry. Shore-based fishing and the story of horseback shrimp fishermen, a unique living tradition in Oostduinkerke, have their place ...

Pastoor Schmitzstraat 5, Oostduinkerke
tel. +32 585 124 68
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Koninklijke Gaanderijen

Koninklijke GaanderijenKoninklijke Gaanderijen

King Leopold II commissioned the French architect Charles Girault to design the Royal Galleries. They linked the Royal Chalet to the entrance to the Wellington Race Course and were completed in 1906. The galleries extend over a length of 381.8 metres and comprise 343 metres of a linear double-nave ...

Koning Boudewijnpromenade, Oostende
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King Albert Memorial

King Albert MemorialKing Albert Memorial

The King Albert Memorial is a war memorial in the Belgian coastal town of Nieuwpoort. It is just outside the old town, on the right bank of the IJzer, at the the Ganzepoot. The monument was erected in 1938, designed by Julien de Ridder, in honor of King Albert I and Belgian troops in ...

IJzermonding, Nieuwpoort
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Anno 1465

Anno 1465Anno 1465

The lost fishing village of Walraversijde is one of the most important archaeological sites in Flanders and one of the best-studied medieval fishing communities in Europe. This medieval settlement has been examined systematically since April 1992 in cooperation with the Flanders Heritage Agency. ...

Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 636, Oostende
tel. +32 597 022 85
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