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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Merelbeke. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Merelbeke 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 around Merelbeke

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    Sint-Michielskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    Click, click. The Sint-Michielsbrug is the place for romantic souls. Grab your smartphone for a series of spectacular selfies. Because whichever direction you look, here you are surrounded 360° by …

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    Het Gravensteen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    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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    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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    Vrijdagmarkt

    Hiking Highlight

    Other sights on the Friday market are the Toreken, the buildings Bond Moyson and Ons Huis.

    The Toreken dates back to the 15th century, when the guild house of the …

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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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    Louisa d’Havébrug

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    In December 2018, one hundred years after the end of the First World War, the city council of Ghent decided to name a new bicycle bridge to be built after …

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    The Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent or NTG) is a city theater founded in Ghent in 1965. As an international city company, it performs productions in the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schouwburg. In …

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    Damvalleimeer

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    In De Damvallei you can go hiking in nature, near Ghent. It is a low moor, formed by some distant meanders of the Scheldt. The marked walking routes take you …

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    Sint-Niklaaskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    Inside are the Gothic Revival altar and pulpit, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicist confessionals, several 18th-century statues and numerous Baroque paintings, including a Dying Christ by Anthonis van Dyck and works …

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    Sint-Martinuskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    The Sint-Martinuskerk, the cemetery, the church wall and surroundings are protected as a village view because of their historical value. The church was first mentioned in 1121 as the property …

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    Kasteel Van Ooidonk

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle is described as one of the most beautiful castles in the country and often as a jewel of Flemish-Spanish 16th century architecture. The exterior view of the castle …

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    De Krook

    Hiking Highlight

    This architectural work of art is a unique meeting place for residents, students and visitors. The imposing building is located in a place formerly called "Waalse Krook", in a bend …

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    Belfort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The belfry of Ghent is the middle of the three towers. On top of it looms the mighty dragon of Ghent. In the summer of 2018 during the summer festivities …

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    Knuppelpad Rosdamvallei

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    DE PINTE - With the completion of a second club path, the Rosdambeek route is now fully open. Many hikers find this the most beautiful route in the Parkbos. The …

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    Field cross with traditional arrangement at a three-way intersection of old field roads: see Poppkaart Oude Heer Baan, today between Oudeheerweg (Sint-Lievens-Houtem) and Nieuwpoortmolen (Zottegem)). A cross is already indicated …

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    Sint-Jan Baptistkerk

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    The building was already mentioned in 939 but is probably even older. Afsnee is already mentioned around 850 among the goods of the Saint Peter's Abbey during the time of …

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    The nature reserve De Putten (16 ha, sub-municipality of Melsen) is part of the Scheldemeersen.
    The history of its creation has an industrial past, as the area was used for …

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    Popularly known as the "Kattepad", the route has the status of an actual neighborhood road (created by at least 30 years of public use). This legal status and additional user …

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    Het Keizerpark

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Keizerpark is a modern park. Two bicycle bridges make it an important junction for pedestrians and cyclists. You can fish, play basketball, barbecue and picnic.

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    Portus Ganda

    Hiking Highlight

    The portus Ganda (latin for Port of Ghent) is where the rivers Schelde and Leie come together. At the bridge there is a platform with benches to enjoy the view …

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