Royal Albert

Zeedijk 167, 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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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Beer, chocolates and cheese!

A travel blog entry by tracks_travel

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... car. What took 1 hour yesterday was covered in about 30 seconds! Belgian seaside towns are slightly surreal affairs with well healed "euro fogies" strolling around well kept promenades and peering into shops selling strange knick knacks. The same types pile into rather plush restaurants at around 1130 and consume vast plates of moules and frites washed down with Vin Blanc. All the women seem to have the same legs: brown, longish ...

Brugge

A travel blog entry by reenashah

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... learned about the historical landmarks and monuments. It's incredible to see buildings that are hundreds of years old and just to soak in all of the history.

Belgium is known for 5 things: lace, chocolate, beer, waffles, and french fries!


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Through Wind and Rain for Frites

A travel blog entry by kim.samra

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... still brewed in Bruges. After an informative tour, we got to the best part - tasting the beer! While sitting in the brewery's sunny courtyard, we had a glass of their Brugse Zot ("Fool from Bruges"), which is a lighter beer (6%25) and very delicious (they also make an 11%25 beer - wow). Our next stops were a bit more cultured. At The Church of Our Lady we saw the only sculpture by Michelangelo that left Italy in his lifetime (sold to a wealthy Bruges businessman). The Memling ...

Beautiful Brugge

A travel blog entry by bluesmartie

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... tunnels and under bridges, and were back where we started in much too short a time.

Next on to the solid streets for a walk around town. our attempt to go up the bell tower was thwarted by renovations, but poking in and out of chocolate and touristy shops was much more fun anyways. Just in time we stumbled upon a lovely looking pub and stopped in for some refreshments. delicious fruity beers and a meat and ...

Location

This hotel, located on Zeedijk 167, Ostende, is near The Kusttram, Ostende City Center, Casino-Kursaal Oostende, and James Ensor House (James Ensorhuis).
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