Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Ostend

Take a holiday to Ostend and enjoy the area's museums, monuments and art galleries. Renowned for its beaches, seaside and aquarium, this city welcomes all visitors. Bruges Market Square and Bruges Belfry are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Ostend

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ostend a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Plopsaland De Panne (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • North Sea Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Royal Ostend Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Leopoldpark (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Goolfy Blacklight Minigolf (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Serpentarium (11 mi / 17.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Ostend

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Ostend

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ostend is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Minnewater (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Leopold Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Ostend Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Maria Hendrika Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Grote Keignaert (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • De Hoge Dijken (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ostend

Fly into Ostende (OST-Ostend-Bruges Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Oostende Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Oostende Ravelingen to easily navigate the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ostend?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 777 holiday lettings around Ostend. From 485 flats & apartments to 72 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ostend?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ostend:

  • Ostend City Centre: 130 holiday homes
  • Vuurtorenwijk: 31 holiday homes
  • Vogelzang: 52 holiday homes
  • Westerkwartier: 86 holiday homes
  • Nieuwe Koerswijk: 80 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ostend? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ostend. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Oostende Station: 1,090 holiday lettings
  • Ostend Pier: 1,092 holiday lettings
  • Grote Keignaert: 1,099 holiday lettings
  • Ostend City Museum: 1,087 holiday lettings
  • Earth Explorer: 1,093 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ostend listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Ostend?

Yes, of course. offers 485 Flats in Ostend. Our other popular types of Ostend holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 180 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ostend?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 128 holiday homes with pool available in Ostend. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.