Dendermonde Vacations

15 miles (24 kilometers) to the west of East Flanders, is Dendermonde, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. A popular spot for visitors, Dendermonde is approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Antwerp International Airport.

Many of East Flanders’s attractions are located within easy reach of Dendermonde, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Schepenhuis and Brussels Expo are two of the best places to explore here. Also, well worth the effort are Mini-Europe and Atomium.

Dendermonde offers some interesting cultural attractions within easy reach that make great places to visit. Explore, admire and be amazed in the variety of museums such as Film Museum in Brussels, Bellevue Museum and Horta Museum. Arts lovers can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as the Bourla Theatre in Antwerp, the Arenberg Theatre and The Zuiderkroon. There are plenty of popular galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the City Museum for Contemporary Art in Ghent.

If you are looking for family fun, make a bee-line for the children’s attractions. Take photos, walk past the many exhibits and discover animal biodiversity at Antwerp Zoo in Antwerp and Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen.

If the weather is good get into the great outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. There are no shortage of gardens and parks, so take a picnic blanket to Jubilee Park in Brussels, Brussels Park and Heysel Park. The conservation havens such as the Vrijbroekpark Provincial Country Park in Mechelen, show visitors the birds, trees and plants that exist in the local area.

Visitors to the Dendermonde area should go and see Place Royale in Brussels, the La Grand Place and the Manneken Pis Statue. The St. Nicholas' Church in Ghent, the Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels and the St. Jacobs Church offer visitors to East Flanders the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.

A pleasant way to get some exercise and fresh air is to head for the greens at the area’s excellent golf links such as the Royale Amicale Anderlecht Golf Club in Brussels.

To stock up on supplies or enjoy a snack, visit Meir in Antwerp, the Century Shopping Center and Bird Market.

If you love sports, don’t miss the opportunity to see local heroes, the KSC Lokeren OV, doing battle at Daknamstadion, Lokeren. On weekends the stadium becomes a sea of yellow, black and white, as soccer fans come together to cheer on their beloved team.

To make sure you get the most out of Dendermonde, consider booking a room at one of the area’s many accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Metropole Hotel, Brussels, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand'Place, Brussels, or the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre, Brussels.

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