West Flanders
Ostend
Ostend The Essential
Ostend is not only a very popular seaside resort, but also a town with a rich royal history, having been a firm favourite of Belgium's kings. The resort stretches between the Casino-Kursaal and the Thermae Palace Hotel, with a long promenade bordering the beach. Nearby are the Royal and Venetian Galleries, a pleasant spot for strolling. Close to the harbour mouth, the old fishing district forms a network of narrow streets, bordered to the south by the marina.