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
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Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Amsterdam Stock Exchange
The 17C arcaded Amsterdam Stock Exchange
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Town Hall
Town Hall
The present 19C neo-Classical building
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Ancien hôpital
Ancien hôpital
The old hospital buildings surround an
Grand-Place
Grand-Place
At the centre of this irregularly shaped
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Collégiale St-Martin
Collégiale St-Martin
This Brabant late-Gothic sandstone
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