Did you know that Marvin Gaye’s greatest hit ‘Sexual Healing’ was 100% made in Ostend? He wrote the song in his apartment in Ostend and recorded the video for his hit in the casino. He won a Grammy for his song in 1983.
Did you know it took over 8.1 million bricks to build Fort Napoleon in 1814? Nowadays the fort, which is just a stone’s throw from the Ensor Tower, is a unique site, which is really worth visiting. The fort will, however, temporarily close its doors until October 2019 due to restoration work.
Did you know that they are building a new fish market on Oosteroever and that a lot of traders are opening shops at the back of this market? These unique, artisan traders are capitalising on the increased demand for qualitative, tasty and fair local products.
Did you know that the free ferry, which departs near the North Sea Aquarium in Ostend, guarantees a seamless crossing to Oosteroever? Roger Raveel created the colourful design schemes for the ferries. He also chose the ferries’ names.
Did you know that Oosteroever is the place to be for water sports fanatics, offering plenty of sailing, beach and water sport activities? Members of the Ostend Sailing Club can go catamaran sailing, surfing or beach sailing. And after all that exercise, you can recover from your efforts in the nice (beach) bar with the spacious sun terrace.
Did you know that the city is planning to build a new state-of-the-art marina in Vuurtorendok? The marina will only enhance the maritime character of the Oosteroever site, which is surrounded by water and nature, even more.
Did you know that Oosteroever has its own tram stop near the Duin & Zee open air centre? The coast tram stops in 68 locations between De Panne and Knokke-Heist. It is your best option for discovering 67 km of Belgian seaside. On summer days, a tram passes through every 10 minutes.
Did you know that one of Belgium’s largest trampoline parks is situated on Oosteroever in Ostend? Discover Hangtime! 1,000 må_ of trampolines, a giant ball pit and a challenging play area for toddlers, with a fun coffee bar for their parents.
Did you know that a large section of Oosteroever consists of a unique, protected dune area? Soon another two hectares of dunes will be built next to the existing green area, which you will be able to access from a new walking trail.
Did you know that Ostend is currently working on a brand-new James Ensor experience centre, in which the famous Ensor House will be incorporated? You should visit the master’s house at least once to understand his work.
Did you know that the De Grote Post culture centre used to be the regional head office of the Belgian Royal Mail? It was built between 1947 and 1953, after a design by the Ghent-based architect Gaston Eysselinck, who was inspired by Le Corbusier’s architectural principles.
Did you know that the Versluys Group has a +500m2 sales office and showroom in the iconic apartment building at Baelskaai 12 on Oosteroever? Visit this unique sales office to receive all the information about the "Ensor Tower" and future developments on Oosteroever.
Did you know that they used over 5,100 concrete Haro blocks to reinforce the new breakwaters? If you stack these 5,100 blocks on top of each other, you will end up with a tower that is 26 times higher than the Eiffel Tower. This unique 600-metre long eastern breakwater, which extends into the sea, is very popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers.
Did you know that you can visit the wind farms at sea? A guide will tell you more about life at sea, during a unique trip out to the wind farm on the Thornton Bank, about 30 km off the Belgian coast. A truly unique experience! Embark at: Hendrik Baelskaai 36, Ostend
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Wist je dat het iconische stationsgebouw van Oostende op 1 augustus 1913 werd ingehuldigd. De belle-époquestijl was geïnspireerd op het classicisme van de Franse 17de-eeuwse architect François Mansart. Het is het belangrijkste station aan de Belgische kust met in de zomer meer dan 250.000 reizigers per maand.
Deze uitgesproken groene omgeving zal naadloos verweven worden met het nieuwe Ensor Park. Dit prachtige binnen gebied met plaats voor sport, cultuur en ontspanning vormt de perfecte symbiose tussen de iconische gebouwen en de omliggende natuur.
Komende maanden zullen heel wat stijlvolle handelszaken de deuren openen op de Oosteroever in Oostende. Heel wat handelaren ontdekken het enorme potentieel van deze unieke site aan zee. Schrijf u hier in op onze nieuwsbrief en we houden u automatisch op de hoogte van alle nieuwe ontwikkelingen.
De komende tijd zullen heel wat nieuwe kwalitatieve horecazaken zich vestigen op de Oosteroever. De zuidgerichte heraangelegde wandelpromenade op de Hendrik Baelskaai vormt een onklopbare meerwaarde voor deze nieuwe horecazaken.
By choosing to move to Oosteroever we were able to expand our restaurant, and increase the quality of our offering
The works include the redevelopment of Vuurtorendok, with a floating dock and the construction of a distinctive bank on the south-eastern side of the marina. The public area in and around the marina will also undergo a radical transformation.
The redevelopment and expansion of the Oosteroever dunes are part of a greater Master Plan for the area. These plans, which are currently being implemented, provide for a protected dune area, which is partly open to the public, with walking trails.
One of the main assets on Oosteroever is the unique synergy between the fishing industry and the new city neighbourhood. The new popular fish & food market, which sells fresh products in an artisan setting, is a hit with tourists and locals alike.