A feast of North Sea heritage 10 - 13 May 2018

From 10 to May 13 2018, over 150 traditional ships and vessels representing the wealth of our glorious maritime history will assemble for Ostend at Anchor 2018.

This festival of the North Sea provides a feast for the maritime heritage of yesterday, today, and of course, with a nod to tomorrow!   The wide-ranging festival brings together skippers and crews with those who appreciate our - and your, maritime heritage.     Everyone, including young people who want to explore their nautical DNA, can plunge into a world full of nautical knowledge and experience skills that have endured over time.

Discover the craftsmanship of the builders and restorers of those old ships, listen to the stories of young and old crews, and absorb the scent of maritime heritage and the salty sea.    Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the sea, with the closeness and relaxed atmosphere that makes Ostend at Anchor different from other larger marine celebrations.

Ostend at Anchor is free and without pretension.   An easy and relaxed atmosphere, food and drink at reasonable prices, lots of good music, and surprise features that create an ambience possible only on our quaysides.   You can see and talk to those who preserve our maritime heritage, and watch them as they demonstrate the traditional skills of ship building, and the many varied aspects of our nautical culture.


The theme for this year’s festival is HMS Vindictive, 100 years !!!.  

Ostend at Anchor presents you with a huge collection of ships, boats and activities that contribute to our rich maritime heritage. Not only can you view these remarkable vessels – each day some  of the tallships will be providing sailing trips, with the  opportunity to experience ‘life ‘afore the mast’

Enjoy this unique maritime festival to the full!

Ostend at Anchor, presenting HMS Vindictive, 100 years !!!, from Thursday, May 10th to Sunday, May 13th 2018. It’s all there !!!

Ostend at Anchor 2018:  10 - 13 May 2018