An immersive experience full of art, light and imagination, inspired by the brilliant painter James Ensor

The Dominican Church in Ostend is transformed into a world of color and movement. You step into a living canvas where Ensors art comes to life and you are in the middle of it. During the spectacle we take you through Ensor's life, we take a journey through his creative mind and his masterpieces come to life in a unique and compelling way. 

This is a spectacle for all ages, where art lovers, families and curious minds come together. An unforgettable experience that will stimulate your senses.

Period: March 22 to August 31, 2024
11 sessions of 1 hour per day

  • 50%* discount on your train journey
  • Children under the age of 12 travel for free (max. 4 children per paying traveller)
  • Round trip on the same day
  • On  weekdays, the outward journey is possible from 9h00 am.
  • More info about the Discovery Ticket
More information: Ensor Oostende
Address: Dominican Church, Christinastraat 95, 8400 Oostende

Buy your Discovery Ticket in an instant

  1. Buy your e-ticket via Ensor Oostende.
  2. Look for the Discovery Ticket code on your e-ticket of 'James Ensor - Inspired By Light': it is a 16 character code.
  3. Purchase your Discovery Ticket directly from this page: Copy and paste your code(s) in the last step before checkout.
  4. Show the pdf of your Discovery Ticket on your smartphone or show a printed version when the train conductor passes by on the train.
  5. Enjoy your journey!

Frequently asked questions

Each owner of an e-ticket for 'James Ensor - Inspired By Light' will receive a code for the purchase of 1 Discovery Ticket, which allows him or her to travel by train to the exhibition for half the price.
The SNCB discount code is valid for the day of your excursion. Return on the same day.
Yeah, you can.
The Discovery Ticket discount code (16 characters) can be found on the e-ticket that you can purchase online through the Ensor Oostende website.
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about the Discovery Ticket.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1,3709, per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1,7822 (less than 37km) or € 1,9193 (37km - 51km) or € 2,1112 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2,50 in 2nd and € 3,30 in 1st class.

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