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  • 1 Maison des Echevins Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 9300 Aalst

    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..

  • 2 Grand-Place

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 9300 Aalst

    At the centre of this irregularly shaped square stands the statue of Dirk Martens(born in Aalst) who introduced printing to Flanders in 1473. There are many fine old houses, including the Aldermen's House, Amsterdam Stock Exchange and Town Hall.

  • 3 Collégiale St-Martin

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Ancien hôpital

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 5 Amsterdam Stock Exchange

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 6 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 9300 Aalst

    The present 19C neo-Classical building has an elegant 18C Rococo façade on the far side of the courtyard.

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