With the sun shining, we would be remiss not to highlight this beautiful seaside location, Oostende. This charming town on the coast of Belgium is home to some of the country’s best beaches, waterside dining, and one of our personal favorites: Icons Collections.
Just a few streets back from the beach, Icons Collections stocks a selection of the finest luxury womens and menswear (including us, of course). We asked Elsie and Guy from the store to share their top spots to explore next time you’re in town.
A warm Italian restaurant and without a doubt the best pizza you’ll find in town. Right on the water, request a table on the terrace overlooking the sea to catch a sunset to remember.
Albert I-Promenade 63, Oostende
Restaurant Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Located in the pride of Oostende, the Venetian Galleries on the dyke. This spot is surrounded by beauty – the building itself and the views. Simple-yet-refined dining with a gentle sea breeze.
King Baudouin Promenade, Oostende
Yet another spot boasting incredible views. Enjoy all the produce fresh from the ocean while the yachts and boats pass by on their way into the harbor. The sole comes highly recommended!
Montgomerykaai 1, Oostende
Restaurant Willem Hiele
Not open just yet, but one to keep your eye on. This new seaside spot is the latest endeavor by world-famous Belgian chef, Willem Hiele, best known for his Michelin-starred restaurant, Koksijde.
Sitting right on the dyke and by the sand, this bar is tipped to have the best vibe in town. Featuring a modern aesthetic and trendy-yet-friendly garçons, with a delicious selection of drinks and tapas.
Vlaanderenstraat 45, Oostende
Pure folklore, this is an amazing brown café located in the heart of the city. Perfect for a relaxed and cozy drink, especially on a rainy day.
Visserskaai 44, Oostende
If you’re looking for something a little healthier, head here for a massage and sauna. They also serve super healthy (read: all organic) food on a sheltered terrace with lots of sun.
Mijnplein 10, Oostende
Last but certainly not least, this new development on the marina is host to a range of stores and eateries. ICONS Collections will be moving to a huge new space there in Spring 2023, where you’ll be able to shop mens and womenswear, made-to-measure, and even pieces for your home.
Leopold III-laan 1, Oostende
Don’t forget to drop by Icons Collections to see Elsie and Guy.