Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, you will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling within the European Union, you no longer need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

If you are travelling to Flanders by plane, boat, bus or train and you are travelling from a third country that is not on the white list of European Union, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form within 6 months before your arrival in Belgium.


You can find all the information on the official website.


Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality.


Please see this infographic for travel information between the UK and Belgium


Warm regards,
VISITFLANDERS.

Shopping Oostende ©Westtoer
Boutique browsers will be spoilt in Ostend.

Shopping

Seaside Chic
At the top end of the market are Edouard Tailor and Edouard Couture, at Kapellestraat 6 and 8 respectively, and there are many more similar shops on this street. The Adolf Buylstraat is also known for its exclusive boutiques. You will discover many wonderful shops in the side streets of these two traffic free shopping streets. Boutiques on the parallel Christinastraat include Lopez at number 48, stocking prestige women's labels, and Bilitis at 59.

On the Wapenplein there is a shopping centre with over twenty shops. Just outside the city centre, in the Alfons Pieterslaan and the Petit Paris quarter, you will also find several stores.
Most stores in the city centre are open in the afternoon on Sundays and holidays.

Weekly markets
Thursday is the main market day in Ostend. Between 7 am and 1 pm youcan buy several fresh products on the Wapenplein, Groentemarkt and Mijnplein in the city centre. A wide range of textiles, perfumes, jewellery and plants are also for sale here.

Saturday morning, there is also a market on the Wapenplein and Groentemarkt. On Sunday you can find a small flower market on the Wapenplein. On Monday, a very small market with a few stands is set up on the Wapenplein.
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