From Raversyde to Fort Napoleon

Hundreds of years of history for big and small. Ostend's history is more than the majestic appearance of the 'Queen of Beaches'. In the city centre, you will find countless silent witnesses to Belgium's royal houses at the time of the Belle Epoque.


Ostend breathes history with accessible sights from a well-preserved fortress belt in Domein Raversyde to a real fortress from the glory years of Napoleon as a backdrop of hundreds of years of history. For young and old (and everyone in between!) an enlightening voyage of discovery into Ostend's glorious history.

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