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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.

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Tourist attractions Aalst : Things to see and do

  • This 15C building 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 trefoil arcades). The ma..

  • 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..

  • Ancien hôpital

    Oude Vismarkt 13

    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..

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Hotels Aalst

  • Station Hotel

    Albert Lienartstraat 14 B - 9300 Aalst

    The family-run Station Hotel is located within 500 metres from the centre of Aalst and 240 metres from Aalst Train Station, featuring free WiFi, free private parking and a garden with a terrace. All rooms at Station Hotel are classically decorated a..

  • ibis Aalst Centrum

    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..

  • Best Western Premier Hotel Keizershof Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Korte Nieuwstraat 15 B - 9300 Aalst

    Prix Prices from : 89 €

    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..

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Restaurants Aalst

  • Het Verschil Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Keizershof Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Korte Nieuwstraat 15 B - 9300 Aalst

  • 't Overhamme Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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.

  • Tang's Palace Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Borse van Amsterdam Comfortable restaurant 

    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)...

  • Kelderman Very comfortable restaurant 

    Parklaan 4 B - 9300 Aalst

    This imposing villa has elegantly blended old with new. Fish takes pride of place on the menu, which features a delicious mix of authentic flavours. Enjoy your meal on the veranda or terrace overlooking the pretty garden.

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