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Ostende centre

Fairly good seaside town with shops and cafes. Some fish stalls selling seafood, which we don't see... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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We love Ostend!

Rediscovered on a whim: we used to pass through the port and train station on the way to visit... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
peter n
Lille, France
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Boulevard, Ostend, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

There are a myriad of shops at Ostend's city center. On Thursdays and Saturdays there is the market (Thursday's is the biggest one) where you can find great deals from fruit, flowers, vegetables, cheeses, meat, pastries, clothing, jewelry, bedding and lots of other specialties. I...More

5  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I used to go to Ostend regularly, often as a foot passenger on the ferries and jetfoil from Dover. The station, now sadly looking rather rundown used to be heaving with travellers changing from ferry to train. Sadly times have changed and a recent visit...More

7  Thank hollyarran
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

wow beautiful place lots do do every market you can think of over 4 plots need walking shoes as loads of walking involved people very friendly great atmosphere tend to be a bit pricey on clothes compared to uk no primark all top fashion shops...More

1  Thank JoanneH1941
Reviewed 5 June 2018

No tourist office in evidence, the railway station being rebuilt, no direction for anything useful. If you want a beach, it has it. It has some superb restaurants. Nothing else.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fairly good seaside town with shops and cafes. Some fish stalls selling seafood, which we don't see so much in seaside towns in the UK. Nice harbour. And of course the plage.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We always used to start in Ostende when we could get a ferry from England straight to there. As that has stopped we always head from Dover to Ostende for a few days first. So beautiful in the summer and peaceful in the winter. Amazing...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Rediscovered on a whim: we used to pass through the port and train station on the way to visit family in Germany, Ostend is a lovely big surprise. Endless golden sandy beaches, a huge choice of restaurants to suit every budget, the old town with...More

Thank peter n
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekday a lot was shut up. We had 2 hours here and struggled to find anything to do. The place looked really run down and dirty. We ended up wasting 1hr in McDonald’s!!! Not worth going back too unless they do it...More

2  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Intended going to Bruge for the day but for some reason the Police had closed off the whole of the City Centre. Never been to Ostend before so decided to go and see what it was like, what a very pleasant surprise. Fantastic beach there...More

1  Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Totally overbuilt, few bits of historical construction left, dunes replaced by wall of waterfront condos. OK to walk along waterfront for a day but I'd pick Holland or France if I were planning more than a couple of days along the North Sea shore. Fine...More

Thank worms2u
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Ostend as part of an organised coach tour in Jan 2017. The temps were a bit chilly at -3 degrees but Ostend was stunning in the January sunshine. We walked on the gorgeous beach of white sand and took in the views on the...More

1  Thank Mumsy67
Reviewed 16 March 2017

beautiful churches and loads to do must go to the casino. lovely restaurants. Promanade lovely but a bit cold. would love to go in the summer months cos the beaches are beautiful. that's my plan to got back this year and stay in one of...More

Thank anne d
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14 May 2018|
Response from peter n | Reviewed this property |
Only from 1st October until the Easter holidays.