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  • 1 Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This large, leaning edifice, built in 1528 in the late Gothic style, was completed in 1643 by the addition of a high perron, which is above some arches. The roof, flanked by four turrets, is crowned by a wooden pinnacle. On the North side façade, not..

  • 2 The three Harengs Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This building, with its attractive Renaissance façade, dates from 1575. Its name is derived from the three herrings depicted on one of the façade stones. On the opposite side of the street, at no. 69, you will find an elegant pinnacled façade (a publ..

  • 3 Brink

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    As in all towns of Saxon origin, the main square of the town is called 'brink'. It is there that the market is held (on Friday mornings and Saturdays). Notice, at no.'s 11 and 12, a façade dating back to the beginning of the 17C, adorned with shells...

  • This is the largest (public) collection of toys in the country, exhibited in two Mediaeval houses. The majority of the pieces are post-1860. You will see trains, mechanical toys, dolls, games, miniature tea-sets and dinner services and construction k..

  • 5 Bergstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    In this hill district, you will be able to admire several ancient façades and to take in a beautiful view of the two towers of the Church of St. Nicolas.

  • 6 St-Nicolaas of Bergkerk

    Religious buildings


    Its Romanesque origins dating from around 1200, the church has kept its two square front towers surmounted by spires from that period. The remainder of the church was rebuilt in Gothic style during C15. Since 1992 the interior has served as a setting..

  • 7 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This complex has three parts: the mayor's office (Raadhuis) and the Wanthuis, the shared façade of which dates back to the 17C, and the Landhuis, the attractive brick façade of which (1632) is crowned by a pinnacled gable. Several paintings of guilds..

  • 8 Grote of St.-Lebuïnuskerk

    Religious buildings

    This Romanesque church was consecrated to the Saxon apostle Lebuin. Started around 1040, the church was later rebuilt in Gothic style, first from 1235 onwards and then again during 15C. On the West side of this vast building is a tower (which affords..

  • 9 Buyskensklooster

    Religious buildings

    This early C15 building reveals its exposed brick walls. Formerly the convent of St Agnes, it housed the order of the Soeurs de la Vie Commune, who observed the rules set down by Geert Groote. The building currently houses the town archives (Stadsarc..

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