Beveren

Beveren is municipality located between Ghent and Antwerp in East Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the towns of Beveren proper, Doel, Haasdonk, Kallo, Kieldrecht, Melsele, Verrebroek and Vrasene. The port of the Waasland (Dutch: Waaslandhaven) is located in Beveren, on the left bank of the Scheldt, facing the port of Antwerp on the other side of the river.

From Beveren it is possible to visit several historic towns and villages on the banks of river Schelde (Doel, Hulst, the villages on the Scheldt between Temse and Rupelmonde), and it offers a good starting point for cycling trips along the beautiful tidal landscapes on the river shores.

Understand

Get in

By car

Beveren is located between the E34 (Antwerp - Knokke-Heist) and E17 (Antwerp - Ghent) on the N70. There are lots of free parking spaces in the centre of the municipality.

By train

Trains from Ghent and Antwerp run every hour, Ghent is 30 minutes away while Antwerp takes about 15 minutes. From Brussels there is no direct train, but it is very easy to go via Antwerp or Ghent, changing trains there. The trip from Brussels takes around 1 hour if the connection goes smooth. Finally, there are also direct trains to Beveren from the coast (Ostend) via Bruges (once an hour, takes 1h 20 minutes). Beveren's train station is located 600 metres from the centre.

Tram

Tramline 3 takes you from the centre of Antwerp to a Park&Ride zone in Melsele, and in 2014 construction will begin to extend this line to Beveren.

By bus

Bus lines 81 through 85 and 89 take you from Antwerp to Beveren. Lines 81 and 82 go to Sint-Niklaas, Waasmunster and Lokeren, while 83, 84 and 85 take you to smaller villages in or near Beveren's municipality (such as Doel). Line 31 also takes you to Sint-Niklaas.

By taxi

Taxi Freddy, tel +32 3 755-06-06 is a 24h taxi company headquartered in Melsele .

Get around

The centre of Beveren, which is not very big, is easily explored on foot. To get to know the region, cycling is recommended because there are lots of bike routes as well as a dense Cycle Node Network covering all of Flanders .

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Near the centre, at the market place, there are lots of pubs to choose from.

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