More than just a place to sleep
Ostend is centrally located on the Belgian coastline. Besides a harbor, the city also has an airport, two major assets. With its rich history, the city was the favorite bathing resort of the Belgian Royal Family. 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 and the Casino 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. During the 14th and 15th century the city was moved further inland twice. Ostend has long depended on the overseas trade routes with China and India for its prosperity. More recently, the fishing fleet has added to this.
The decisive impulse for accelerated growth was provided by coastal tourism. However, Ostend has always succeeded in keeping urban facilities in balance with the friendly, convivial atmosphere of a small village.
Getaway Ostend, Residence Providence 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 Providence is a typical example of the Flemish coastal architecture and houses a mix of Deluxe and Superior flats, 49 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. There you will find good connections to larger European airports or fly directly to many international destinations.