Kursaal Oostende

Kursaal-Westhelling 12, Oostende 8400

Kursaal Oostende

Kursaal Ostend is a unique place in the heart of the city with a rich history which dates back to the nineteenth century. It is a vibrant place of creation and exploration, which stimulates the senses with music, dance, art, culinary arts, enjoyment, pleasure, and… the scent and calmness of the sea. Enjoy cinema of the highest level in this beautiful piece of modernist architecture.


By public transport

  • The coast tram stops at 'Marie-Joséplein'. The stop is 200 metres from the Kursaal.
  • The bus stops at ‘Marie-Joséplein’ and ‘Oostende Casino-Kursaal’.
  • The train station is approximately a 15 to 20 minutes walk from Kursaal Oostende.


Thanks to SNCB, you get 50% off your return ticket to Ostend. Each ticket contains a unique SNCB code with which you can buy your Discovery ticket on the website nmbs.be/discovery.

Note: if you opt for a late-night film, keep in mind that the train supply is limited.

By car

When entering Ostend via the E40/A10, first follow the direction 'Centrum' (2nd exit on the roundabout). Drive straight on to Vuurkruisenplein (in front of you you will see the sailing ship Mercator) and take the 3rd exit on the roundabout. Go straight on at the traffic lights.

There are various paid and free parking spaces in Ostend. We advise everyone to leave early to avoid parking stress. You can find an overview of the car parks around Kursaal Ostend here.



Kursaal Ostend is accessible for people in wheelchairs. Assistance dogs are welcome in the Kursaal, other pets are not allowed. All details can be found here.

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