Ostend | Holiday Homes in Belgium
Self-catering in Ostend, Belgium
The largest city on the Belgian coast, Ostend is a well-known tourist destination with some of the best holiday homes in Belgium. Located in the province of Flanders, Ofsted’s long promenades and wide sandy beaches provide fun spaces for active kids and parents alike. Even better, the city is easily accessible by car from the airport, ferry or channel tunnel, by train from nearby Bruges, or on the famous Coastal Tram which runs the whole length of the Belgian seafront. NOVASOL has a diverse range of self-catered holiday homes in Belgium, and with its choice of large town houses and central apartments, Ostend is one of the country’s most vibrant and accessible options for holidaymakers, especially in the summer months.
Hit the beach – seaside accommodation in Belgium
As one of Belgium’s primary seaside destinations for generations, the city of Ostend has a large number of NOVASOL’s beachside holiday homes in Belgium. On arrival, visitors are first struck by the long promenade which runs up the coastline beside the sandy beach. If you like ice-cream, the beach spotted with stools every few hundred meters selling specialist Belgian chocolate flavours to eager sunbathers. Also on the promenade, visitors enjoy walking along the Royal Galleries Pier, a neo-classical 380 meter-long arcade which is one of the seafronts most iconic sites.
Enjoy Ostend’s history and food while self-catering in Belgium
For culture and history lovers, a self-catering holiday is a great platform for exploring and seeing the sites. Ostend has a rich history; originally a fishing village on the North Sea, the settlement has been raided and occupied many times including by the Nazi’s whose sea defences can be visited at the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum. Food-lovers must try some of Ostend's speciality food – shrimps – while self-catering in Belgium. Years ago, Belgian fisherman used to catch shrimps on specially bred horses in the surf off the beaches of Belgium. Ostend is still famous for shrimps within the region and beyond, and a trip to the smallest fish shop in the country, Bij Moustache, is an atmospheric experience for any tourist. Also, renting accommodation in Belgium around Christmas time means, like many towns and cities in the region, Ostend holds its annual Christmas market.
One of the best destinations for family holiday homes in Belgium
Ostend is the perfect destination for family holidays. With a great range of self-catering accommodation, Belgium provides the picturesque landscapes of northern-Europe with the food and culture which the country has become famous for. If you want to combine your Belgian escape with beaches and activities, Ofsted is the place to go.