Things to see and do - Aalst
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Aalst Travel guide
Aalst : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Aalst : Things to see and do
Grote-Markt B - 9300 Aalst
This 15C building, now the tourist office, is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the Low Countries. It was extensively restored after a fire in the 19C and retains 13C façades on the right-hand side and at the rear (with a crow-stepped gable and..
pl. Dans B - 9300 Aalst
This Brabant late-Gothic sandstone church has an unfinished nave, but the transept, apse with ambulatory and radiating chapels structure is beautiful. The interior has elegant simplicity. Note the large work by Rubens, St Roch, Patron Saint of the Pl..
Oude Vismarkt 13 B - 9300 Aalst
The old hospital buildings surround an inner courtyard and house a regional archaeology and decorative art museum. It features several local celebrities, such as the priest Daens (photographs and panels explain Daensism) and writer L.-P. Boon. The Dr..
Korte Nieuwstraat 15 B - 9300 Aalst
The 4-star Keizershof Hotel is situated in the centre of Aalst, just over a 10-minute walk from Aalst Railway Station. It benefits from free Wi-Fi throughout. At the hotel you can enjoy an excellent hot and cold breakfast buffet, free sauna and fitn..
Moorsel Dorp 3 B - 9310 Moorsel
Located in a renovated old brewery on the main square of Moorsel, you will find Hostellerie De Biek. Benefit from free internet access and a cosy terrace in this peaceful setting. The hotel rooms have a TV and a private bathroom. They also offer a f..
Villalaan 20 B - 9300 AALST
The ibis Aalst Centre hotel is located on the outskirts of the city center, near the main business districts and the E40 highway. The hotel has 78 air-conditioned rooms, a comfortable bar serving drinks and snacks 24 hours a day, a delicious buffet b..
Dorp 3 B - 9310 Moorsel
An attractive timber frame and brick walls are some of the characterful features of this old brasserie. The carefully prepared meals are equally appealing, making full use of regional traditions and quality produce. We recommend the inviting modern r..
Korte Zoutstraat 51 B - 9300 Aalst
A Chinese restaurant located in the town for over 20 years. 'Tikpan' speciality (cooking on tables in cast iron dishes). Renovated setting. Walls adorned with photos of Asian cities.
Brusselsesteenweg 163 B - 9300 Aalst
Fine modern cuisine served in a proud villa with a garden and water feature. In summer, make the most of the outdoor terrace. Cosmopolitan wine list.
Parklaan 4 B - 9300 Aalst
This rich-looking residence's assets include appetising sea dishes, a wine list that Bacchus and Neptune would both appreciate, a fine summer terrace and a well-kept garden.
Gentsestraat 70 B - 9300 Aalst
Whether they are contemporary or timelessly classical, all the culinary delights are created with flair and a regular sprinkling of humour. The steak tartare and carbonade (casserole) are firm favourites with the regulars.
Grote Markt 26 B - 9300 Aalst
The inhabitants of Aalst are well acquainted with this paragon of good classical cuisine. It is located in the heart of the old town in an historic building right on the Grand'Place. All the dishes are homemade, even the shrimp fritters (croquettes)...