I want to create an easy going tour that shows you touristic as well as some more hidden and unknown places. I don't want to overwhelm you with facts and dates but rather make you familiar with Belgian/Oostende history through stories, anecdotes, legends and so on. By hanging out with a local person you get more acquainted with the mentality of the people and the atmosphere of a city. So whether you only have one day in Oostende or you are looking forward to a rich introduction and exploration: This tour will make a difference! We will check out the city and be in touch with its history. I will take you to the main landmarks and put everything that we see in the proper context. You will get a firm grip around monuments, history and today's situation.
I grew up in the Flemish countryside and studied Art history in Gent and Antwerp. Afterwards I moved to Berlin for 5 years and since 2015 I'm living again in Belgium. I love my city and love to share it with everyone so they have a wonderful experience here! Oostende is not what you see, it's what you experience. I will follow your interests and combine them with my insights and inspiration.
A comprehensive list of local tips about Oostende and other cities in Belgium (interesting bars, restaurants, breweries etc)
We will meet at the kiosk (Wapenplein) situated in the center of Oostende. After a short introduction we'll continue our way to the Belle Époque quartier, the Venetiaanse Gaanderijen and the Thermae Palace Hotel. There you will get to know more about king Leopold the second who played an important role in the history and appearance of Oostende. Afterwards we will continue to the right embarkment of Oostende by taking a boat.
Oostende Discovery Tour