How do I get to Ostend at Anchor?

There are many ways to get to 'Ostend at Anchor'. By train you will arrive in the middle of the event and the tram and buses of De Lijn also stop at the station!

By car

E40: The E40 motorway connects Brussels with Ostend. In one hour, you are by car from Brussels to Ostend.

E17: From Antwerp, take the E17, then the E40 towards Ostend.

Click here for information about all car parks in Ostend.

By train

The train station in the city center is within walking distance of the seawall and the shopping streets and you arrive in the middle of the event.

Click here for the full timetable and route planner.

With the coastal tram

The coastal tram is the ideal means of transport if you want to come to Ostend at Anker from one of the other coastal municipalities.

During Oostende voor Anker, a tram arrives at the station every 20 minutes.

Click here for the full timetable and route planner.

Sailing along during Ostend at Anchor

During Ostend at Anker it is possible to sail with different ships. You can register and pay at the ship itself. These ships are in the Montgomerydok.

Ostend at Anchor for people with a disability

For more information about accessibility on site, please visit the information point on Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein, indicated by INFO. Do not hesitate to ask your question.

If necessary, a sign language interpreter can also be requested.

Mail for information and specific questions to:

Reserved parking spaces provided for people in possession of a parking card for people with disabilities:

  • Parking tower of the station: different places
  • Sint-Pietersstraat behind the Sint-Petrus- en -Pauluskerk: one place
  • Kaaistraat: different places
  • Brandariskaai: different places
  • Mercatorlaan: different places

Public transport:

The event is easily accessible by train, tram and bus. You arrive in the middle of the event. This is therefore the most appropriate way to come to Ostend at anchor.

Accessibility of the site:

  • The pontoon at the Visserskaai is accessible for people in a wheelchair. Unfortunately, for safety reasons, the other pontoons are not.
  • Assistance dogs that are recognizable as such are welcome on almost the entire site. For safety reasons, it is not recommended to walk on the pontoons with an assistance dog.
  • Most positions are accessible for wheelchair users, but some thresholds may be too high. If there is a need for support, be sure to contact one of the volunteers. These are recognizable by their red pants with a t-shirt from Oostende at Anker.


There is a toilet for wheelchair users in the sanitary block on the Kapellebrug and in the station. These are also indicated by arrows on the site.

What is there to experience in Ostend?

Do you want to explore the city or stay overnight after a visit to 'Oostende voor Anker'?

Here you will find all information about hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, ...