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Aarschot Travel guide
Aarschot : Michelin's recommendations
Aarschot is a small Hageland industrial town on the banks of the Demer, overlooked by its collegiate church tower. It was pillaged and left in ruins in the 16C, 18C and during both World Wars, but has always risen from the ashes. P.-J. Verhaegen, who continued the work of the 17C masters, was born here in 1782.
Tourist attractions Aarschot : Things to see and do
rue de l'Église B - 3200 Aarschot
The lower part of the 85m-high front church tower is embellished by alternate use of limestone and sandstone. The local ferruginous sandstone chancel dates from the 14C and the upward sweep of the 15C nave's slender lines is highlighted by transverse..
Statiestraat 15 B - 3200 Aarschot
Some 17C dwellings from the former Beguine convent founded in 1259 lie just past a Renaissance house, near the church tower. To the right, note the 16C Dukes Mills on the banks of the Demer. The charming enclosure to the left is a reconstructed Beg..
Grand-Place B - 3200 Aarschot
This 14C brown sandstone tower was used as law courts in the Middle Ages. It now houses the tourist office.
Begijnhof 19 B - 3200 Aarschot
A lovely béguinage remodelled with a romantic touch. It features light wooden floors, grey walls, soft lighting and only six tables! Traditional cuisine with modern touches. Well-sheltered terrace.
Jan Van Ophemstraat 14 B - 3200 Aarschot
Discreet old house, a step away from Notre-Dame Collegiate, frequented by many "wanderers" (Aarschot's inhabitants). Terrace at the back.
Demerstraat 1a B - 3200 Aarschot