Ostende is a picturesque seaport on the
Belgian coast. It boasts a large fishing
harbor and also is a port for the ferries
and hovercraft crossing the English Channel.
Its long promenade is a great place to stroll
and see the sights. Its fish market, the
Visserskaai, is the place to be early in the
morning to purchase fresh fish from the North Sea.
Fish vendors are also set up along the harbor.
Gambling is a staple at the Kursaal and many
cross the Channel regularly to try their luck.
Finding English-speaking people is not difficult
here. You will meet lots of British tourists
Historical sights such as the Atlantikwaal and St.
Peter & Paul church are a must-see.
Ostende is a pretty stop with a seaside atmosphere
and many interesting people.