You want to organize an event in Ostend? Leaving an everlasting impression? Then you've come to the right place. After all, besides the beach and the sea, the Queen of Seaside Resorts offers a wide range of out-of-the ordinary and distinctive venues for your event. We have listed them here for you.
- Art and Culture in the City
Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post - The cultural center ‘The Big Post’ is housed in a classified modernist building designed by Gaston Eysselinck. The former Post Office reopened at the end of 2012 as a vibrant cultural center.
Gallerie Beau Site - Gallery ‘Beau Site’ in the center of Ostend offers a magnificent sea view. It’s a place where authentic art-deco style has been combined with modern design. This loft is ideal for meetings in a separate setting.
- Near the Sea
Kursaal Oostende – The ‘Kursaal’ is located within a stone’s throw from the shops of the lively city center and is one of the largest and best-equipped conference and concert halls in Belgium.
The Royal North Sea Yacht Club – The RNSYC is an exclusive location, situated in the Ostend marina with a stunning panoramic view on harbor and sea.
Mercator - Equipped as a nautical museum, the ‘Mercator’ is one of the landmarks of Ostend, City by the Sea. A wonderful location indeed to receive your guests. In co-operation with the finest caterers of Ostend, you can host your guests on board of this renowned ship in the marina.
- Horses & Jockeys
The Wellington Racetrack – Here you will find Ostend Sea P'Lace, which offers several fully renovated rooms in various sizes, all beautifully authentic Belle Époque style with stunning views and plenty of activities nearby.
The Pigeon is an excellent gourmet restaurant at the Wellington Racetrack. It is located on the first floor of a classified building, which formerly was used for pigeon shooting.
- Historic Fortress
Due to its typical pentagonal shape and location in the midst of the dunes, the historic Fort Napoleon is a unique location. The building offers many meeting facilities and on the rooftop terrace you will be stunned by a breathtaking view of the sea and dunes.
- Science & Technology
GreenBridge - Located in the Science Park in Ostend, GreenBridge provides support to young and local tech companies. GreenBridge can rely on a close cooperation with the University of Ghent and other external partners and is perfect for seminars, workshops, networking events in the technological sphere.
- Elite Sport & Shopping
Sleuyter Arena - The Sleuyter Arena is primarily known as the home base for Basketball Club Ostend, but there is more to be found than just basketball at the highest level. Indeed, the arena is part of a huge complex consisting of shops, apartment blocks and a multi-purpose arena.
Versluys Arena - The Versluys Arena, is the new stadium of football club KV Oostende. It can also be a unique location for all your events: seminars, conferences, gala dinners, staff parties and family days.
Photos of all these special venues, but also more detailed information on their capacity, can be found here.