a lot of royal history, it also has a beautiful symbolic Coat of Arms.
|Coat of Arms of Oostende near the Royal Villa - own picture|
The current Coat of Arms of the City Oostende was granted in 1819. Then it was a
part of the United Kingdom of The Netherlands.
Although according to some sources Oostende had received their Coat of Arms
from Margaret II, Countess of Flanders in 1267.
Countess Margaret II of Flanders
Source picture: Wikipedia
The keys on the Coat of Arms are the symbol of the patron saint of Oostende:
The three keys on the Coat of Arms are possibly a reference to the city gates.
From 1951 unwards the Coat of Arms of Oostende was allowed to wear the
War Cross of Belgium.
Walking through this wonderful city, gives the opportunity to see lots of the