Pick'S Hotel

Address: Wapenplein 13, Ostende, West Flanders, 8400, Belgium | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ostende

Western Front 100 years on

A travel blog entry by plimmerton on May 24, 2015

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... a deeply moving experience. We arrived about 7pm and the crowd was already quite considerable. The name of every Commonwealth soldier lost is engraved on the walls of the Menin Gate and Tyne-Cot memorial.

The Cloth Hall Museum (Flanders fields) took us the best part of a day to go through, having to take a break for lunch. Many of the museums now use video format, with actors speaking of the horrors and experience of the time, to tell the story. It ...


A travel blog entry by waterswandering on Aug 08, 2014

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After dropping the bikes off and having a quick feed, we went and saw Luc Vanlaere . He is a famous musician who plays all of his own compositions on a variety of harps (orchestral, classical, meditation one, one with 240 strings he had crafted… and some others!). All hand made, no electronics or synthetic sounds. What a character! It was free entry, with donations welcomed. ...

The Adventure Continues

A travel blog entry by bdmitchell on May 30, 2014

2 comments, 11 photos

... tale-like. The houses have distinctive tiered steep roofs and remind me of gingerbread houses. There are many styles of architecture to be seen in the government buildings, lots of churches, a cathedral, canals, cobblestoned streets and many parks. It is easy to see why this has been named a World Heritage Site. . We ate a nice lunch of mussels, soup an omelette and Belgian fries near a statue of the painter Van Eyck. It is a clean city with large street ...

Don't eat waffles if you're more than 6 years old

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson on Nov 30, 2013

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... times, a window was necessary in every room of a noble’s home so if a family member died, their soul could escape out the window. A custom one was built into this particular rich family’s manor for their sick father, and you can still see it today. The garden has a bridge over a picturesque canal, and there were many swans floating around. We went down closer to take a look, but the little buggers are vicious, so I made vicious noises back to them. ...

More beautiful than I imagined / a brush with fame

A travel blog entry by berenicek on May 24, 2013

5 comments, 12 photos

... all the time . . . and when he needed to use the toilet, the whole security machine swung into operation! We benefitted from our presence in the carriage by being served a very tasty dinner, complete with wine, cheese and coffee. Wow. When we arrived at Paris Nord there were journalists everywhere - they didn't seem to want to interview either Veronica or me, however. Outside, the place was alive with ...