Ostend is known as the ‘Queen of the Belgian coast’. Almost every street leads to the beach. A bustling boulevard, cosy shopping streets, restaurants and a dazzling nightlife make Ostend a popular destination. For those who wish to combine all this with an international tournament, the Sirene Cup in Ostend is the place to be. Location: sports park De Schorre, a few kilometres from the beach and the city centre. The Sirene Cup in Ostend, those with a better idea can come and tell us!
Ostend (70,000 inhabitants) offers everything you expect from a bathing resort: sea, a beautiful beach and a boulevard that is bustling and busy because of the cafés and restaurants. In Ostend you can also find a whole range of shopping streets behind the boulevard. In short: Ostend is a bathing resort with an urban feel.
At the end of the 18th century, France annexed our provinces. Napoleon feared an English attack on the port of Oostende, so in 1811 he had an imposing fort built in the dunes: Fort Napoleon. It is now a museum, bistro and restaurant - it's really worth a visit.
Half an hour's drive from Oostende is the beautiful town of Bruges. It is one of Belgium's largest tourist attractions. With its gorgeous, romantic centre and numerous monumental buildings, this town draws tourists in all year round. The Grand Market Square and its surroundings are famous for their cultural treasures. The most important shopping streets and nightlife area are also situated around the square.
The Sirene Cup is organised by the 'Koninklijke Voetbalclub' (Royal Football Club) of Oostende. This club was established in 1981. The 1st team currently plays in the 1st national league.
The matches of this international seniors football tournament are played at the De Schorre sports park in Oostende. The sports park is just a stone's throw away from the boulevard and the beach on the Belgian coast.