Top 10 Things to do in Oudenaarde, Belgium

January 3, 2018 Darleen Reid

Oudenaarde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʌu̯dənaːrdə], French Audenarde, English sometimes Oudenarde) is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Oudenaarde proper and the towns of Bevere, Edelare, Eine, Ename, Heurne, Leupegem, Mater, Melden, Mullem, Nederename, Welden, Volkegem and a part of Ooike.
Restaurants in Oudenaarde

1. Town Hall and Belfry

Hoogstraat, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium +32 55 31 72 51
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Town Hall and Belfry

Reviewed By Marc D - Bangui, Central African Republic

On our way to the "Vlaamse Ardennen" we stopped in Oudenaarde. After years of work the restoration ended up to be great, but the tapestries remain unique. They represent 3 centuries of flemish interior design, nowhere else to be found.

2. Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen

Markt 43, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium +32 55 33 99 33
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4 based on 112 reviews

Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen

Reviewed By geesebay - Brussels

I am definitely not a cycling fan but my partner is. And even for those of us who find cycling boring, this museum has a lot to see. It's interactive, interesting and takes you on a whirlwind tour of one of the most iconic cycling races. definitely worth the visit. Have a drink or snack afterwards in the cafe, it's rounds off a lovely visit.

3. MOU - Museum

Market | Town Hall, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium +32 55 31 72 51
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

MOU - Museum

Oudenaarde, the starting point for further exploration of the Flemish Ardennes, a thousand years of history amidst endless rolling hills. The MOU brings its history to life. Through interactive media and historical pieces, you'll travel through time, from medieval times up till today. You will bump into Emperor Charles, with his illegitimate daughter Margaret, Adriaan Brouwer, with its famous beer scenes, and Louis XIV, who bites the dust. Famous people like Frank De Bleeckere explain why they are fascinated by Oudenaarde. Topmodel Cesar Casier and four others are posing for the lens of famous photographer Stephan Vanfleteren. Furthermore, the MOU is situated in one of Belgium’s most beautiful town halls, which is located at the market square of Oudenaarde. It takes up the oldest part of the 14th-century Cloth Hall, symbol of Oudenaarde’s glorious textile past. Whoever acquires a taste for more, can admire 15 authentic tapestries in the High Cloth Hall and the De Boever-Alligoridès collection in three other rooms, one of the largest silver collections in Flanders.

Reviewed By Katrien S - Ghent, Belgium

The museum is famous for its late medieval tapestries, mostly produced in the town which was once famous for its tapestries. The tapestries are very nicely displayed, and upon entering one receives a leaflet with information detailing the scenes as well as some background information. Above, in some very nice rooms, there is a very nice display of antique silverware, both produced locally, as well as other European countries. Some pieces are little masterpieces. The museum also has a good educational historical part, but explanations are only in Dutch for this section.

4. Brewery Liefmans

Aalststraat 200, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium +32 3 860 94 00
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Brewery Liefmans

Reviewed By Peter J - Zingem, Belgium

We visited this acient brewery site with family. We had the guided tour with a very well informed guide. We visisted the beer tanks on several floors. Be aware that there is nothing to see about brewing the beer itself. It is being done elsewhere..
Afterwords we had a large tasting of the beer. I understand now why Liefmans is called one of top tree kriek beers in the world.

Achterburg, Oudenaarde, Belgium
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4 based on 29 reviews

Beguinage

Reviewed By OlderGuy1956 - Dorchester, United Kingdom

We have travelled around many of the beguinages of Belgium now. And this one does not disappoint. A little smaller than some it still offers a whole range of interesting elements. A very nice entrance gate, a couple of water pumps, a small chapel with a very decorated altar, and of course a wonderful range of houses. Plus the peace of the place. As with all beguinages, this one exudes peace. Wonderful places.

6. Saint Walburga Church

Sint-Walburgastraat, Oudenaarde, Belgium
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4 based on 21 reviews

Saint Walburga Church

Reviewed By Bartho0 - The Netherlands

St. Walburga is a church in the Belgian town of Oudenaarde. The tower of St. Walburga (1498-1624) is 88 m high. The church is not as beautiful, but very impressive in the small town of Oudenaarde.

7. Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop

Markt 43, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium
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5 based on 8 reviews

Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop

Reviewed By travelfellow101 - Perth

Flanders. If there is a cycling heaven, then surely this is it. Staying in Oudenaarde at the lovely Huize Norman I feel as if I am at the epicentre of cycling itself. The beautiful Flemish Ardennes countryside greats you with its flowing fields, forested hills and... cobbled roads
In France you always received a warm welcome and plenty of space on the road, here they want to introduce you to their families and buy you a drink as well. The Flemish have cycling in their blood and with national heroes such as ‘the cannibal’ Eddy Merckx you begin to understand the obsession. In saying that this is cycling heaven, perhaps there is still some punishment to be dealt to all comers. Call it purgatory if you will but the beloved cobbles of the Ronde van Vlaanderen could only be described (lovingly) as hell on earth. So heaven and hell in one place, with over 140 local beers...did I say I am considering changing nationality?

8. Brouwerij Roman

Hauwaart 105, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium +32 55 45 54 01
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Brouwerij Roman

Take a guided tour of the oldest family brewery in the country, which has been handed down from generation to generation since 1545. Learn about our story, experience the brewing process and taste our passion for beer! The visit lasts about 2 hours and includes a tour with a guide, tasting and a gift set. There are two opportunities to visit Brewery Roman: On weekdays with a group of at least 15 visitors or on Saturdays (from early March until the end of November) with no minimum number of visitors required.

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

14de generatie brouwersfamilie, bijna een half millennium lang. Ruime parking, gelagzaal in de oude stijl. 10de grootste brouwerij in Vlaanderen. Rondleiding op een zaterdag, stil in de brouwerij. Duidelijke uitleg, een paar proevertjes achteraf, mooi geschenk en uiteraard nog wat Rebelse Strop gekocht.

9. Church of Our Lady of Pamele

Pameleplein, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium
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4 based on 9 reviews

Church of Our Lady of Pamele

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

The church of “Our Lady of Pamele”, is just a few steps away from the house “Lalain” and of the “Abbey Maagdendale”.
It is one of the finest examples of “Scheldt Gothic”, the building dates from 1234, and is completely in “Limestone“ coming from the city of “Doornik”, nice city not too far from Oudenaarde.
I personally was not able to visit the inside of the church because of the fact that it was closed, this like the biggest part of the churches here in Belgium, not like in Portugal.
But in total in one single visit you can see three interesting places like the house “Lalain” than the “Church of the lady Pamele” and to end the “Maagdendale Abbey”.
Enjoy your stay in Oudenaarde.

10. Meat Hall

Markt 35, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Meat Hall

Reviewed By Jonathan H - Newbury, United Kingdom

Dating from around 1410, this is a historic building in central Ghent. An attractive stone hall with numerous dormer windows along its length, its free to wander inside, you can admire the old beams, and still see hams strung up from the timbers as they would have done many years ago. Some of the little rooms to the outside wall overlooking the square were where the tripe and offal would have been sold direct to the public, with the more expensive cuts being sent further afield.
Part of the hall used to be a chapel so spot the wall paintings at one end of the hall.
It now houses a restaurant within a glass 'box' inside the meat hall, and we had a great breakfast there.

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