Ostend Street Art
The Crystal Ship

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Do you love street art? Street artists from all over come to Ostend for The Crystal Ship festival. Walk or cycle the open-air seaside town’s art gallery.

Follow along the up-to-date map to discover all the artworks in town at your own pace. From colourful and fun street art to political paint that’ll make you think, artists put together an art gallery on the side of Ostend’s buildings and balconies each year with The Crystal Ship.

Going with the family? Get the kid-friendly map and guide for Ostend’s Street Art from Visit Oostende. With fun facts and tasks to complete, children get an interactive art experience totally for free.

  • Guided Tour: you can follow along the map on your own or book a guide for a group through The Crystal Ship
  • Chatbot Tour: get a free tour (Dutch only) via Facebook Messenger. Yup, the future is here. Start your tour at Tourism Ostend and follow along the Chatbox’s instructions plus info for an easy to use tour.
Updated on 22 March 2022

Tips and Tricks

  • Plenty of tour options whatever you’d prefer. Go along with the Messenger chatbot to guide you or go alone with the map
  • Don’t miss the street signs! With funny and unique slogans, many of Ostend’s street signs have been transformed to add to the artsy feel.

Getting There

  • By Car: close to car parking Indigo - Parking Mijnplein.
  • By Bus: close to bus stop Casino-Kursaal. Buses 1 and 81 stop here.
  • By Tram: close to tram stop Marie Joseplein. Tram 0 stops here.
  • By Train: short walk from Ostend train station. Trains IC and P stop here.
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