Barquentine Mercator is a ship built in 1932, designed by the Antarctic explorer Adrien de Gerlache, Barquentine Mercator was named after Gerard Mercator who was a Flemish cartographer, Barquentine Mercator was in service as a training ship, Mercator made 41 voyages altogether as well as represented BelgiumContinue reading
Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk is known as the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic church, Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk replaced the old St Peters church which burned down in 1896, King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1901, Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk treasures include embroidered robesContinue reading
Fort Napoleon, Ostend is one of the last remaining polygonal forts from the Napoleonic era, Since 1995 the fort Napoleon is maintained by the Heritage Flanders that opened the museum to the public after five years of restoration, Fort Napoleon, OstendContinue reading
Lange Nelle Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Oostende, Flanders, Belgium, its the tallest lighthouse in Europe standing at 190 ft and 213 ft above sea level, In 1994, the Lange Nelle lighthouse tower was painted white and blue waves, The Light from the lighthouse can be seen 50km Lange Nelle Lighthouse tower has 324 stepsContinue reading
Fun and Interesting facts about Ostend
Comic Le Bal Du Rat Mort is about a dreadful invasion of rats and its set in Ostend.
Ostend is connected to Bruges and Ghent by Canals.
Ostend was the last Dutch stronghold in Belgium in 1583.
During World War I Ostend was a major German Submarine base until the sinking of the British blockship Vindictive sealed the port in 1918.
Ostend has been used as a film location by a number of directors, movies: Place Vendôme, Armaguedon and Ex Drummer.
Ostend has over five and a half miles of sandy beaches.
Ostend is part of the Flanders region in Belgium and is the 9th biggest city in Flanders by Population.
Ostend is only 6 meters above sea level.
During a Three years siege in 1604, Ostend was left totally destroyed by the Spaniards under the Ambrogio Spinola.
Ostend was given communal charter in 1267. (List of all Belgium cities communal charters)
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Ostend is a coastal city located in the west Flanders province of Belgian, Ostend is the largest coast city in Belgian.
Information and Statistics
- Total area: 37.72 km2
- Postal codes: 8400
- Area codes: 059
Official city website: www.oostende.be
Ostend, Flemish Region, Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°55′E