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There are plenty of places to see and visit in East Flanders. Whether you love hiking or cycling, East Flanders is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in East Flanders

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    Muur

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    The legendary "Wall of Geraardsbergen" or "De Muur" for short leads to the 110-meter-high summit of Oudenberg. The 910 meter long climb has a slope of up to 20 percent. …

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    Oude Kwaremont climb

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    The drivers have to climb the Oude Kwaremont, the longest cobblestone pavement in Flanders, three times during the Flanders tour. 92 meters of altitude will be overcome over a length …

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    Koppenberg

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Koppenberg is a guarantee of excitement during every tour of Flanders. So it's not surprising that it is now recognized as a national monument. But not only the status …

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    Bovenop de Muur

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    Cycling enthusiasts who come to this area have to go to the Muur. It is very special to torture yourself up this pavement and to know who has already done everything!

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    Paterberg

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    The Paterberg has not been part of the Flanders Tour for a long time, but it is legendary anyway. With a maximum gradient of 20.33 percent and an average of …

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    Schipdonkkanaal

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    This old and old may she be? The trees are 30m high and will certainly line the channel and the path for 100 years if not longer. They protect the …

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    Holleweg Neigembos

    Hiking Highlight

    A sunken road is a road or path whose road surface is lower than the surrounding land. Using the same path for centuries, on foot or by horse and cart, …

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    Van Vlaenderensmolen

    Hiking Highlight

    This mill is on a ridge, about 5m higher than its surroundings. The wide surroundings of the mill have been protected as a village scene since 21/05/1984. The adjacent valley …

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    Spijkerbos

    Hiking Highlight

    Shortly after Zulzeke, the path leads you through the Spijkerbos, one of the rare forests in the Flemish Ardennes. After the First World War, everything here was a desolate expanse. …

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    This amazing palace has roots that date back to the 11th or 12th century. The current structure though was build in the 17th century. It was fully restored in the …

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    Het Gravensteen

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    One of the largest moated castles in Europe is located in Ghent. The Castle of the Counts was originally built in 1180 from Tournai bluestone and has already been through …

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    Steenberg

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Stiff climb with beautiful nature. Does it ...The Steenberg is a slope in the Flemish Ardennes on the territory of Sint-Kornelis-Horebeke, between the village centers of Schorisse and Zegelsem, in the Belgian province of East Flanders.

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    Sint-Michielskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    In 1440, the construction of the St. Michael's Church was started, previously a chapel stood here. Iconoclasts largely demolished the building in the 16th century, so that in 1619 a …

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    De Langendries of Berg Hostellerie

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Langendries or Berg Hostellerie is a slope near the Belgian village of Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove, in the Flemish Ardennes. In both 1971 and 1972, the slope was the last climb (8th …

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    Vrijdagmarkt

    Hiking Highlight

    Under the market is a parking garage. A very central starting point for your exploration of beautiful Ghent. Please, for my next visit, free a parking place.

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    Groot vleeshuis

    Hiking Highlight

    The entire East Flemish cuisine under one roof
    East Flanders has more than 175 traditional regional products. And in Ghent you will find them all under one roof! Handy, right? …

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    De muur van Geraardsbergen

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This iconic ascent 'Muur van Geraardsbergen' is a 1.2 kilometer climb to a beautiful chapel on top of a hilltop. Incline percentages of 20 percent and paved roads provide additional …

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    Stadhuis

    Hiking Highlight

    The city hall of gent is a beautiful building divided in two parts. The older wing at the corner is a late gothic style and is very richly decorated with …

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    19

    Kravaalbos

    Hiking Highlight

    The Kravaalbos is approximately 80 ha. In the Middle Ages, the forest was very well known for its quarries. Like the Sonian Forest and the Meerdaal Forest, it belongs to …

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    Kalkense Meersen

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Do you want to experience what total peace feels like? Then cycle through the Kalkense Meersen. Here, with the mighty Scheldt in the background, the water is constantly playing hide-and-seek …

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