The quay is situated in the outer-port, 500m from the open sea and the relevant shipping-lanes, and next to city center of Oostende, so that cruise ships berth in the middle of the City.
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The city, many monuments, the cathedral, Fort Napoleon, the spa and the pier promenade are all within easy walking distance of the Port of Oostende. The city marina, houses the gracious Mercator, a three-masted barquentine, this provides a fascinating insight into our maritime history. Other possible attractions are the Casino and the Wellington Hippodrome.
The tram is undoubtedly the fastest and easiest means of transport at the Belgian coast. In summer time, a tram passes every 10 minutes. From September till the 5th of November, during the Christmas and crocus holidays and from Easter till the end of June the tram passes every 15 minutes. From the 5th of November the tram passes every 20 minutes.
Oostende is an excellent location for shore excursions. The medieval cities of Bruges, Kortrijk and Ypres are in the direct neighborhood of Oostende. Excursions to major Belgian cities, like Ghent, the diamond city Antwerp and Brussels can easily be organised and thanks to the high-speed rail-link
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