Things to see and do - Sint-Martens-Latem
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This town near the Lys has magnificent villas, but its name evokes above all the artists G. Van de Woestijne, Van den Abeele and Vallérius De Saedeleer, who at the end of the 19C formed a group around the sculptor G. Minne. After the war, their research led to the marked Expressionism of the second group of artists, whose main members were A. Servaes (founder), C. Permeke and G. De Smet.
Tourist attractions Sint-Martens-Latem : Things to see and do
Museumlaan 14 B - 9831 Deurle
This long white brick building (1969) offers a good insight into Flemish Expressionism based on the Latem School. Note works by great masters such as Permeke (Lady in the Green Hat, Golden Landscape), Van den Berghe, Gust de Smet ( Twilight, Farm, Sh..
Gustaaf De Smetlaan 1 B - 9831 Deurle
The house to which the Ghent and second St Martens-Latem group artist Gust de Smet (1877-1943) retired to paint from 1935 until his death is now a museum. The studio and interior are unchanged and contain many of his works.
Museumlaan 18 B - 9831 Deurle
This house was built in 1969 by the last companion of Gust de Smet's brother, Léon (1881-1966). It contains the painter's furniture and everyday objects that he depicted in his works. About twenty paintings and drawings are exhibited.
Dorpsstraat 37 B - 9831 Deurle
Hotel In't Boldershof offers classically decorated accommodation with free WiFi, just 2 km from Royal Latem Golf Club. It has a on-site bike rental service and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace. The rooms have wooden floors and retro wallpapers. ..
Kortrijksesteenweg 114 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
A Franco-Italian restaurant greatly favoured by Flemish high society: business tycoons, political leaders and celebrities of all sorts. Dining room-veranda in a modern setting.
Kortrijksesteenweg 175 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
This huge brasserie flooded in light is invariably packed to the seams. Sam and Thomas (both of whom worked at the Hof van Cleve) endeavour to ensure that your dining experience is as pleasant as it is flavoursome. Classic brasserie fare enhanced wit..
Kortrijksesteenweg 259 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
Whether grilled, toasted or just bizarre: this establishment specialises in lobster! The villa itself is however quite the opposite of outlandish, with its dark colour scheme and unmistakable elegance. Pretty terrace to the rear.
Baarle Frankrijkstraat 1 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
In a relatively wealthy residential district, a typical farmhouse style cottage preceded by a terrace where you can sit in fine weather. Regular clientele of long standing.
Dorp 8 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
On the church square at the heart of the village is an inn whose dishes stand out from the rest in this small corner of Flanders. French regional wines. Relaxed service.
Buizenbergstraat 27 B - 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
The owner, Bob, will give you a really warm welcome at this restaurant, in what is known as the wealthiest community in Belgium. The food is generous and very authentic, prepared with great expertise and excellent ingredients.