Ostend or “the Queen of beaches”

A former modest fishing village, Ostend is now popular as “the Queen of beaches”. To begin with, Ostend is not a typical European town. It is different, and thus, it’s interesting in its own way. Travellers are wooed by its effervescent air, laidback seaside life and the striking historical impressions. Besides, a visitor can look forward to a dynamic nightlife scene with lots of dining options. Not to mention, Ostend is a major shopping hub, so get ready to loosen your purse strings a bit. Art and culture is deeply embedded in sites like the museum of modern art, Mu.Zee, the Ensor House, Casino Kursaal, Amandine and the neo-Gothic St Peter and St Paul church.

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3.8 How green, clean and responsible is Ostend? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 2.5Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 6.0wildlife watching
    • 2.2scenery
    • 0.9nature
    • 1.9Water quality
    • 6.0Air quality
  • 5.8Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 3.0cultural heritage
    • 2.4local character
    • 7.5hospitality
    • 7.8human respect
  • 4.8Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 2.4tourisme sector
    • 4.7green economy
    • 7.4economy & society
  • 2.5Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 5.4green progress
    • 0.0destination certification