Things to see and do - Aalst
Unmissable tourist sites
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
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 t..
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..
Grote-Markt 26 B - 9300 Aalst
The 17C arcaded Amsterdam Stock Exchange has a fine brick-and-stone façade with four scrolled pediments and an onion-domed campanile. It was once the Chamber of Rhetoric members' meeting place.
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..
Albert Lienartstraat 14 B - 9300 Aalst
Prix Prices from : 69 €
The family-run Station Hotel is located 2 km from the centre of Aalst and 350 metres from Aalst Train Station, featuring free WiFi, free private parking and a garden with a terrace. Guests can use the fitness cardio equipment free of charge. All roo..
Keizersplein 27 B - 9300 Aalst
Housed in a mansion from 1838, the small Hotel Royal Astrid is set on Keizersplein Square, within 200 metres from the Aalst's central Market Square. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar, free access to a fitness centre and a garden with a sun ..
Korte Nieuwstraat 15 B - 9300 Aalst
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.
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)...
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.
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.
Keizersplein 1 B - 9300 Aalst
Modern cuisine served in an original, contemporary-style décor or in a pretty, triangular-shaped courtyard decorated with cacti and beach huts. The lounge and terrace are reminiscent of a yacht deck.