Ostend (Flemish Oostende, French Ostende) on the North Sea coast is the home of the largest high seas fishing fleet in Belgium and the location of three technical schools of fishing. It is the most important ocean and ferry harbor in the country and deals with a large part of the ferry traffic to Great Britain.
In addition, Ostend is the largest Belgian seaside resort and one of the most popular in Europe and can look back on a fashionable past; since 1933 the town also is able to call itself a spa. Get your own property in Oostende (Ostende).
Foreign trade is the lifeblood of Ostend, especially as fishing has suffered a decline, and the economy of the harbor is threatened by the building of the channel tunnel and with competition from the very modern port facilities of Zeebrugge, so that industry (ship building and fish processing) is of increased importance. Since 1733 oyster farming has been practiced in Ostend.
Visitors and residents of Ostend have discovered the joys of windsurfing and kite surfing. Wind is never in short supply on the Belgian coast thus providing ample opportunity for the sports. Ostend is also noted for its seaside esplanade, pier, and fine-sand beaches. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Oostende (Ostende).
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