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North Sea Aquarium (Noordzeeaquarium)

#26 of 52 things to do in Ostend Features Animals
Visserskaai, Ostend, Belgium
+32 59 50 08 76
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Terrible Aquarium. Sad, sad, sad. I felt like in an horror movie with the fishes waiting for rescue.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fran S
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We popped in as we love aquariums. What a mistake The location is great but those large fish... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Aug 26, 2016
“fishy business”
4 days ago
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Visserskaai, Ostend, Belgium
+32 59 50 08 76
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terrible Aquarium. Sad, sad, sad. I felt like in an horror movie with the fishes waiting for rescue.

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in as we love aquariums. What a mistake The location is great but those large fish stuffed in tiny tanks is just wrong. Must be so easy for them to replace when they die The whole place needs a good spruce up if...More

Thank Arobajase
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Nice to visit with children , also schools are visiting this aquarium, with all sorts of strange and vived fishs, it gives ideas for painting fishs on the ground of the seabed with all her colors and living organism of the bottom of the sea.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed August 26, 2016

was part of the Ostend card package and found it interesting to see the North Sea species and get an insight in what we eat!

Thank ignatia2016
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Very good place for visit with family. Many attractions for children. We could not stay outside too long due to the weather conditions bit anyway, worth visiting.

Thank Edmund D
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This aquarium is quite small, with just one room bordered with fish aquariums, plus some showcases with crab-like creatures and shells. Nevertheless, I thought there were some nice fish to be seen. Catsharks and tub gurnards are among them. Entrance happened to be free when...More

Reviewed July 18, 2016

I wonder how such a place can still exist in 2016. The fish have hardly any space or energy to move in the dirty tiny aquariums. Just a shocking experience, close down this place.

Thank Micha C
Reviewed March 30, 2016

You get what you can for this very low price: a little aquarium. 10 tanks with an vague number of animals in it. The sharks can become more than 1 meter, their tank is only 2,5 meters long. In another tank, you see a big...More

Thank MeInTheClouds
Reviewed February 24, 2016

You can spend 10mins to a hour although its only small its full of unusual species of fish.Yes its pretty dim but I think its kind of eerie which ads to the attraction plus it doesn,t cost a fortune so yes I think its worth...More

Thank susan d
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Very cheap to visit but the tanks are dirty, too many fish in some tanks and overall not a place I would recommend.

Thank JATOxfordshireUK
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