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Join us, a lot of tallships and many bands at this incredible festival!
Ostend, its port, its beaches, its jetty and of course its maritime past! With great pleasure we present Ostend at anchor, the largest maritime festival on the North Sea, which will take place from 27 to 30 May 2021. For the 21st edition James Ensor is in the spotlight! His shells, masks and marines will be the theme of the festival! It was in our seaside resort that the brilliant James Ensor was born in 1860. His work is closely linked to his city and tells us about it with force, through the sensitive prism of the painter’s vision. Conversely, Ostend bathes us in the atmosphere of his childhood and his family home, now transformed into a museum of the same name. During the Ostend festival at anchor you will discover his marines, masks and shells. This gives you the chance to understand the painter’s universe.