Corona and your holiday by the sea: "You are sure of your spot on the beach this summer in Ostend!"

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Corona and your holiday by the sea. How should it be now? “Tenants of holiday homes are sure of their place on the beach this summer.” That says the beach plan of the City of Ostend. You can also pick up food and shop.

In this article we answer these 9 questions about the influence of corona on your holiday by the sea in Ostend.


It remains to be seen to what extent corona will determine the summer of 2020, but today we have good news for everyone who rents Het Appartement and De Loft.

You can always enjoy the beach and the sea in front of your holiday apartment!

In this article we list the most important measures of the City of Ostend for you, tenants of one of our apartments.
We hope we can receive you again soon ... and that your well-deserved holiday can continue!

How to keep a distance to the sea?

Social distancing remains mandatory everywhere this summer. Everyone must stay 1,5 meters away preserve with others.

Ostend recommends a beach cover. As a guest of Het Appartement you can borrow the beach cover from the garage. You can easily define your own space. Although other ways of keeping distance are also allowed.

Ostend is committed to a maximum spread of people across the different beaches. For example, the city provides to allow up to 30.000 people per day on this great stretch of beach on our Belgian coast.

Who has access to the beach of Ostend?

All beaches are freely accessible. You only have to register on the three busiest beaches on absolute peak days between the Sailors Monument and Thermae Palace Hotel.

Those who want to sunbathe, swim and play for Het Appartement and De Loft do not have to make a reservation. Our beach is not one of the busiest beaches in Ostend.

Read the Total Plan of Ostend here

How should you reserve a piece of beach?

Registration is and remains completely free, also for apartment tenants, hotel guests and day trippers. You can register online via www.visitoostende.be or by telephone on a toll-free number.

After registration you will receive an e-ticket that will be scanned at the entrance of the three beaches.

Find the answer to your questions about the beach reservations here

Who watches over the corona measures?

The police regularly patrol the Zeedijk. They will also be present with a fixed base on the beach.
Beach teams will be active on the beaches. They ensure that everything runs smoothly and act as the first point of contact for questions or problems.

Hygienic facilities such as hand gel will also be available.

Which restaurants are open?

Many Ostend restaurants and snack bars are open. They offer the possibility to take away or deliver meals.
We as landlords support the call of the City of Ostend and Economic House to support the local traders and catering. Buy locally! And good.

The restaurants near Het Appartement and De Loft also sell take-away meals. Make it easy on yourself! Look for this on the menus that hang out at the restaurant.

This list tells you where to order and pick up food in Ostend.

Mussels with chips
Take away mussels with fries? Check the list of Ostend restaurants in this article

How to shop in Ostend?

Ostend is more than beach, sea and sun. Shopping is a great activity for many holidaymakers.
Shopping is no problem. Since May 11, you can shop safely again. You will be helped by 'shopping stewards', a circulation plan and counting systems. This way you know that there are not too many people in the shopping streets.

A circulation plan applies in the most popular shopping street, Kapellestraat with one-way traffic and subdivision into zones. In sanitary stations, shoppers can wash their hands.

Read more about safe shopping in Ostend here

Where can you find all the corona measures of the City of Ostend?

Before you stay, inform yourself about the measures in force in Ostend. The city of Ostend lists all measures and options on their website.

For all information about corona in Ostend, visit www.oostende.be/coronavirus

When can holidaymakers come to the sea?

When we posted this article, we, as second stayers, were allowed to go to sea for the first time. How we enjoyed it. And we especially saw that there is a lot of space here to enjoy a holiday safely.
Moreover, the local middle class longs for you, holidaymakers, as the best customers in the world!

We are therefore looking forward to the full opening of the Belgian Coast on 8 June with you. From then on, we can fully spoil you with our luxurious holiday accommodations on the Zeedijk in Ostend.

See you soon!
Anke and Hans

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