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Fort Napoleon, Ostend

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  • separate atmosphere by the location of the restaurant. Is been a while since we were there, but it was super
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  • On a beautiful October day we walked from De Haan to Ostend along the beach and Spinoladijk (about 6.2 miles). We met a preserved bunker from the German World War II Atlantic Wall defences and a path ...  read more »
  • From Ostend Centre you can reach easily by tram or ferry service this fort. With a i pad on step gone (apart for adults and kids) discover the history and the meaning of this fort is a fine challenge. Price also very correct.
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  • Robust and Solidly fortified fort makes for an enjoyable landmark visit Did I mention the fort is sturdy? :) We went there on a Sunday morning. We almost had the place to ourselves. To reach the fort from the Oostende train station, you have to walk North and take the ferry (it was free, at least the day we went) to reach the body of land to the East. From there, follow the signs to the fort. The fort itself is a pentagonal napoleonic bunker multiple times remodelled by its various occupants, most notably during WWI, when it accommodated german soldiers. The entry fee was I believe 6.50 euros per adult and included an audio guide. From the entrance you simple have to follow the numbers, punch them into the handheld device, and listen to the explanations. There is some modern and weird art on display along the way, but we didn't care much for it. What is interesting is the building itself. We enjoyed in particular, the moat, the arrowslits, the thick thick walls (2,5 metres !!!) and the view from the top. The path takes you through every nook and cranny of the fort and the audio guide explains the history of the building and its various occupants, the purpose of each room and explores the military strategies employed during attacks. It's a great place for anyone that enjoys castles. Tips & Tricks Birds have made their nest in some of the exterior arrowslits: go take a look! The Mercator near Oostende station makes for a great complementary visit. Visited in April 2014
  • Certainly worth a visit, impressive location
  • August 29th , 2010 was the birthday of my wife and we decided to go see Cirque du Soleil in Ostende , the perfect place to have lunch would be Fort Napoleon . On route my wife called for reservations at the restaurant in French and was told that the restaurant was fully booked . I found this very strange and I called back in English and was told no problem , plenty of room. The food was excellent and the waiter was very professional , I was told that it was the Chef in the Kitchen who had answered both calls . As a Belgian and a Gentenaar I was appalled by this behavior , my grandfather who died in the Resistance would also be appalled to learn was has happened to this once happy land .
  • After a fun day in Ostend, the midday decides to take the ferry and a terrace to do in the fort Napoleon, after a friendly welcome in the bar were perforated to the terrace, few people yet full tables with glasses and plates, in the gallery with 5 people to a adhesive dirty table. Not a problem in itself, busy times are possible and a man has only 2 hands. After 30 minutes, a puffing and blowing garcon call a brute and rude way that there is a party of 65 man within 15 minutes and that the terrace no longer operated word. OK that could then be said before we went to the terrace at the friendly greeting, and something earlier ... And in 15 minutes all those tables get clean and afgeruimt? I would like to see that with the mindset of the garcon. That promises to be a sticky party.. Much success yet.
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  • fortvest completely empty no reproduction, have or give an mp3 for us explained in front of a blank wall and reproduction without full of noise in the hallway earphone have means nothing zero zero
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