Ostend has plenty to offer. If you go cycling in the surrounding area, you are recommended to make a stop in the village of Stene, where you can admire the attractive Saint Anna church. Time seems to have stood still in this village. The central square of Stene is a peaceful retreat. You are also recommended to visit Fort Napoleon, where an audio guide will take you on a journey through the last two centuries.
The trendy shopping centre of Ostend is a paradise for shopaholics. You will find the high street fashion stores here, as well as lovely specialist shops. On a Thursday, you can go to one of the markets on the Wapenplein, the Groentemarkt and the Mijnplein, where you can buy products ranging from food and flowers to plants, accessories and clothing.
After a day of shopping, you can relax at Hotel Europe. There is a sauna and a Turkish steam bath. The hotel also has a swimming pool and a gym. And at the end of the day you can can unwind with a drink at the hotel bar.
All non-smoking rooms come with a bathroom with a bath/shower and toilet, television, telephone and a hair dryer. The superior rooms feature air conditioning. The hotel also has a spacious suite with a jacuzzi.