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Main Post Office
Lijndraaiersstraat 60
Opening hours: 0730-1900(Mon-Fri), 0900-1200(Sat)

Banks

All the major Belgian banks are in the Old Town, many with ATMs.

Laundry

Wash & Dry Automatisch Wassalon
Torhoutsesteenweg 84 , Ostend , Belgium
Tel:+32 494 78 42 30

Provisions

Supermarkets in Ostend
- Fresh Spegelaere, Torhoutsesteenweg 622 - +32 59 55 99 90
- HEMA, Kapellestraat 56 +32 59 55 60 11
- De Passage, Gistelsesteenweg 82 +32 59 80 47 18
- Delhaize Groep nv, Leopold III-laan 7 +32 59 80 39 11
- Diwan Brothers, Torhoutsesteenweg 89 +32 59 51 83 01

Transport & Travel

Car Hire
- Rent a Car, Zandvoordestraat 469 +32 800 99 999
- Avis Autoverhuur, Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 889 +32 59 23 36 22
Hoverspeed
Tel:+32 (0)59 559 995
Nico Fun on Wheels
Albert Promenade 44 , 8400 Oostende , Belguim
Tel:+32 (0)59 233 481 / 300 551
Bicycle and pedal go-cart rental
Taxis in Ostend
- Taxi Willy bvba, Zandvoordestraat 83 +32 59 70 15 20
- ATS Minibus, Groentemarkt 22 +32 487 35 28 11
- Broekx Tania, Zandvoordestraat 14 +32 478 30 96 10
- T.29, Emiel de Smitlaan 15, +32 59 80 19 40

Medical/Health

AZ Damiaan - Hospital
Heilig Hart , 100 Gouwelozestraat , 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Tel:+32 (0)59 41 40 40
Dentists in Ostend
- Delaeter/E, Leopold i-plein 7 +32 59 50 40 10
- Bonte B, Karel Janssenslaan 9 +32 59 80 04 74
- Devillers/Anna Mariakerkelaan 243 +32 59 50 56 55
- Marin/Peter Rogierlaan 30 +32 59 80 32 21
- Deryckere-Decraene Roerdompstraat 42 +32 59 70 40 81
Opticians in Ostend
- Optiek Dresen, Vlaanderenstraat 10 + 32 59 70 42 37
- Optiek Mieke De Bruycker, Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 150 +32 59 50 99 67
- Piers Optiek Bvba, Alfons Pieterslaan 79 +32 59 70 25 95
- Pearle Opticiens, Kapellestraat 87 +32 59 50 68 60
- Hans Anders Adolf Buylstraat 34 +32 59 50 86 12

Activities

  • Visit the town's floral clock - 20,000 flowers and plants make up the chronometer.
  • Domain Raversijde Museum. Hitler's "Atlantic Wall" is well preserved with a mile and a half of underground tunnels. Also includes reconstructed medieval fishermen's houses and a memorial to the Belgian Prince Charles. Tel 0032 59 70 22 85.
  • The Tall Ship Mercator shows the modern day mariner what life was like before the mast - Tel 0032 59 51 70 10.
  • Trawler Amandine, now landed, like the fish she once caught, is on the quay. Find out what it is like to go to sea on an Icelandic trawler.

Attractions

Oostende Tourist Office
Monacoplein 2 , Oostende 8400 , Belgium
Tel:+32 59 70 34 77

Restaurants & Bars

There are 500 to choose from!

Belugas
Kemmelbergstraat 33 , 8400 Ostende , Belgium
Tel:+32 59 51 15 88
Creates 150 new dishes every year - seafood is big with a wide range of Med fishes alongside the North Sea's finny tribe.
De Mosselbeurs
Dwarsstraat 10 , 8400 Oostende , Belgium
Tel:+32 59 80 73 10
As name suggests, mussels are a favourite here.
Ostend Queen
Kursaal-Westhelling , 8400 Ooostende, , Belgium
Tel:+32 59 44 56 10
Famed for its poached monkfish and extensive wine list.
Royal North Sea YC
1 Montgomery Kaal , (N end of Montgomery Dock) , 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Tel:+32 (0)59 70 27 54
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, restaurant and bar. Lively and friendly place to berth, but can be uncomfortable in on-shore winds.
Food excellent but booking essential
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