Ostend is centrally located on the Belgian coastline. Next to a harbor, the city also disposes of an airport, two major assets indeed. The city with its rich history was the favorite bathing resort of Belgian King Leopold I. For many years a ferry service between Ostend and Dover has been operational. The Wellington racetrack, the Belle-Epoque architecture, the harbor, the walkway, the promenade, the Kursaal… all contribute to the particular vibe and the mondain character of Ostend.
The original settlement has been completely swallowed by the sea and now rests at about 200 meters in front of the shore. Even during the 14th and 15th century the city has been moved twice further inland. Ostend has longtime been depending on the overseas trade routes with China and India for its prosperity. Later on, the fishing fleet started adding to this.
The decisive impuls for accelerated growth was given by the coastal tourism. However, Ostend always succeeded in keeping urban facilities in balance with the friendly, convivial atmosphere of a small village.
Getaway Ostend, Residence Astoria is nicely situated in the Van Iseghemlaan, between the beach, the harbor channel, and the ‘Visserskaai’. The Kursaal as well as the lively beaches are within a short walking distance. Residence Astoria is a typical example of the Flemish coastal architecture and houses a mix of Deluxe and Superior flats, 50 in total.
You are right in the beating heart of the ‘Queen of the Coastal Cities’. Strolling, shopping, wining, dining… Ostend has it all. Ostend Airport is only a short drive away. From there, you can get proper connections to larger European airports or fly directly to many international destinations.