East Flanders
Aalst
Aalst The Essential
Aalst lies on the banks of the Dender, halfway between Brussels and Ghent. It once played a leading role in the struggle for textile workers to assert their rights and is presently a commercial and financial centre. This hop-growing area has nurtured the founding of major breweries. Moreover, since the opening, in 1988, of the Werf arts centre (exhibitions, concerts, dance or theatre performances), Aalst also has a fine cultural card to play.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Aalst
Maison des Echevins
Maison des Echevins
This 15C building is thought to be the
30 minutes
Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Amsterdam Stock Exchange
The 17C arcaded Amsterdam Stock Exchange
15 minutes
Town Hall
Town Hall
The present 19C neo-Classical building
15 minutes
Ancien hôpital
Ancien hôpital
The old hospital buildings surround an
Grand-Place
Grand-Place
At the centre of this irregularly shaped
15 minutes
Collégiale St-Martin
Collégiale St-Martin
This Brabant late-Gothic sandstone
15 minutes