Oudenaarde

Oudenaarde Town Hall. The building's belfry is among 56 across France & Belgium that are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Oudenaarde is a city in East Flanders. Oudenaarde is located about 30 kilometers south of Ghent, the capital of the province. The town has a little over 30,000 inhabitants and serves thanks to its geographical location in the center of the Flemish Ardennes as a convenient hub for cycling tourists. Besides the town of Oudenaarde proper the commune also includes the villages of Bevere, Edelare, Eine, Ename, Heurne, Leupegem, Mater, Melden, Mullem, Nederename, Volkegem en Welden.

Understand

In the past Oudenaarde was known for its tapestries. The industry flourished in the 16th century and remained very important until the 18th century.

Get in

Oudenaarde is accessible by rail from Ghent and Brussels.

See

Church of Our Lady of Pamele

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