Pleasure Island is a non-profit organisation and artist-run space, founded by Victor Van Wassenhove in 2019. In April 2021 an additional beach cabin opened going by the same name. Pleasure Island tries to be an open platform for encouters of all kinds. It questions contemporary subjects in art, culture and the everyday (social) life.

Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 133, BE-8400 Oostende

FROM OSTEND STATION IT’S ABOUT A 20 MIN. STRAIGHT FORWARD WALK FOLLOWING THE BOATS ON THE LEFT SIDE FACING THE STATION IN THE DIRECTION OF THE FAMOUS ‘MERCATOR’ SHIP, CONTINUING TO THE ‘ALFONS PIETERSLAAN’ AND STRAIGHT FORWARD AFTER PASSING A ‘CARREFOUR’ SUPERMARKET ON THE RIGHT TO THE ‘NIEUWPOORTSESTEENWEG’. OR TAKE BUS 6 (LUCHTHAVEN RAVERSIJDE) OR 68/69 (NIEUWPOORT - KOKSIJDE) TO ‘STELPLAATS DE LIJN’ (FIFTH STOP), IT’S ABOUT 8 MIN. DRIVE. IF YOU GET OFF THE BUS, CROSS THE STREET, PLEASURE ISLAND IS ABOUT 20 METERS ON THE RIGHT.

Beach pavilion (51°13'30.3"N, 2°53'48.7"E)

FROM OSTEND STATION IT’S ABOUT A 30 MIN. WALK FOLLOWING THE END OF THE HARBOR TOWARDS THE SEA AND CONTINUING THE SHORELINE FOR ANOTHER 2 KILOMETERS UNTIL YOU’LL GET CLEAR VISION ON THE STANDALONE BEACH CABIN. OR TAKE TRAM 0 (DE PANNE) TO ‘OOSTENDE RENBAAN’ (THIRD STOP), IT’S ABOUT 9 MIN. DRIVE. IF YOU GET OFF THE TRAM, CROSS THE STREET TOWARDS THE SEA, FIND YOUR WAY BETWEEN THE APARTMENT BUILDINGS, PLEASURE ISLAND IS ABOUT 250 METERS ON THE RIGHT, ON THE BEACH.

Many thanks to Aaron Daem, Camille Paycha, Deveny Faruque, Dries Peeters, Elien Vansteenkiste, Emma Joly, Ewaut De Cat, Gus Van den Abeele, Gustave Demoen, Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen, Maïly Beyrens, Marketa de Borggraef, Nana Esi, OHK, O.666, Stella De Witte, Stephen Van Elslander, Stijn Van Renterghem, Stilbe Schroeder and Ziggy Devriendt for their help in any sense.