Villa Clementina

Renteniersstraat 5, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium | Hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Ostende

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...

A visit to the most famous Belgian beer bar

A travel blog entry by lawslo

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... conversation with Dan on the different breweries and attributes of the beer. Daisy the bartender joined in and between the 3 of them and the man on my left they managed to order a beer for Dan. The ritual had begun. Now Daisy hurriedly looked up and started reading the hundreds of glasses hanging from the ceiling looking for just the right glass for the beer since EVERY beer in Belgium has a specific glass with a logo designed ...

Picture postcard awesome

A travel blog entry by whatarethey

... of the Holy Blood, where they supposedly store the relic of the blood of Jesus. Cool... though kind of creepy. Wandered further down the canals and found a large park where the waterways conjoin. Lots of swans here. Proper white swans. Not the scary honking black ones we get in NZ. Located the Der Half Man brewery and did the beer making tour. It was really interesting, though it did go up a large number of ladders and then down a large number of other ladders. It was almost like ...

In Bruges

A travel blog entry by lizanddan2013

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... home of frites (hot chips), waffles and chocolate, this was a city of indulgence. Sampled some local beers then hit up an Italian restaurant in the hope of some vegetables. We figured they use the word vegetatian loosely here to mean no meat lets substitute with cheese rather than adding vegies. Ahh well, the Cheese Fest should be good preparation for the rest of the trip.
Thursday we leisurely walked around the city taking in the sights and ...

Museums and Friends From Holland

A travel blog entry by cncadventures

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... as well as a very gruesome guillotine. It also used to house nobles and had a room that looked into the attached Church of our Lady so the pretty people did not have to mingle with the general populace to attend mass. Church of our Lady was next where we saw the only Michaelangelo statue to ever make it out of Italy. It was bought by a wealthy businessman who is buried beneath it. This church also houses the tombs and markers of Charles the ...

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