To discover the close bond between James Ensor and Ostend not only between the walls of (two particularly impressive) museums, there is also an interactive walking app that starts at the James Ensor House and takes you along the artist’s favourite places in the city. Thanks to an application you as a user will be able to accompany Ensor on a walk through his home town. Along the way he tells not only about himself, but also about his friends and the rich history of Ostend. Ensor also gives explanations about Ostend today: he refers to buildings that were not there during his lifetime and gives up to date instructions to the app user (‘…at the perfumery we turn left’). You pass places that are closely related to Ensor and the Ostend art scene (e.g. Spilliaert’s studio), but also monumental Ostend hotspots such as the Mariners’ Monument or the Festive and Cultural Palace. The app is available in five languages (Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish) and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. You pay a one-time fee of $5.49 to unlock the full walk. When you visit The James Ensor House you get the walk for free.
Standard price: €5.49
You pay a one-time fee of $5.49 to unlock the full walk. When you visit The James Ensor House you get the walk for free.