The Port of Oostende has long been a favorite vacation spot for royalty and sea-loving people. It is famous for its Casino, the fascinating Fort Napoleon, and the Hippodrome Wellington where horse racing is a favorite pastime.
Travelers will enjoy visiting the home of artist James Ensor, who lived there from 1917 to 1949, which is now a museum. The Mercator, a tall ship from Belgium’s merchant fleet, is now a maritime museum.
The Port of Oostende offers a wonderful sea-side esplanade and pier and beautiful beaches, where you will find a variety of Europeans taking in the sun. During the summer, local neighborhood markets offer many treats, and music festivals are common.
To learn more about cruise opportunities at the Port of Oostende, visit the port’s website.